The Family Photo Album is Dead

The Family Photo Album is Dead

Although it may be nice to go through the family photo albums with the grandparents every so often, the reality is that social media (and in particular Facebook) has replaced the family photo album. No longer do we take a family portrait once a year and mail out wallet-sized photos to all of our closest family. Instead, we now takes photos of everything and share it with every last soul we’ve ever met. Sometimes I feel bad that I’m sharing a picture of the pineapple I just ate with some dude I met 7 years ago on vacation. But that’s the reality.

Despite this reality, professional photography has not adapted. They still charge $600 an hour to take photos and then send you a bunch of proofs with watermarks over them. They then force you to buy the photos that you like. That can’t be the business model anymore. People don’t want 10 proofs from their photographer. They want 1,000 digital photos that they can plaster all over Facebook and Pinterest. And so long as one of those photos is good enough to make their profile photo for the next month they’ll be very satisfied. Even grandparents are increasingly using social media to stay connected to their families. Instead of getting photos in the mail, they are getting a post on their Facebook wall.

Valet Photos is taking advantage of this emerging trend by offering affordable event photography that doesn’t charge you by the photo. You pay $99 for a Photo Valet ™ to come to your event and take unlimited candid photos. We then deliver the candid photos to you within 24 hours. You have all the high-resolution images that you can do what you want with. While most people will share them on social media, you are free to print them, put them on a t-shirt, or use them in some marketing material for your company or organization.

Valet Photos is making event photography affordable and accessible for all types of events and consumers. It’s for the mom who wants photos of their child’s birthday party. It’s for the college fraternity that wants a Photo Valet™ to shoot one of their fundraising events. It’s for the low-budget wedding. The bachelor party. The summer camp. The high school prom. It’s for every consumer that has been priced out of the event photography market for the last 100 years. For more information and to reserve your date visit http://www.valetphotos.com.