We live in a digital world where information is available and shared online instantaneously. The average American spends a majority of their day consuming information on the internet, whether it's reading a blog, interacting with posts on social media, or streaming a TV show. Therefore, it's no surprise that most people looking to hire a professional photographer are only focused on the digital images. Even in today's digital world, however, framing portraits is more important than ever.

Many people, especially those who grew up with smartphones, only exist in digital pictures. Those who do have physical portraits of themselves tend to have very few. What happens when the digital pictures go missing or get deleted from your computer? They're lost forever. At this point, there's no hope of ever turning these images into beautiful wall portraits. Continue reading for 3 reasons why portrait framing is still relevant today, even in our digital world.

1. Framing Your Portraits Ensures They Get Looked At more Than once

Digital photos are great for sharing online or posting to social media. When photos are posted to social media, however, they often only get looked at by a small group of your followers. Those who do see your digital photos will spend just a few seconds looking through them before moving on to the next post. Even if you receive hundreds or thousands of likes and comments on your pictures, those interactions are short lived. As time goes on, less people will see and interact with the photos you posted to social media. Eventually your pictures will be forgotten and people will move on.

Preparing for a photo session, editing your images, and posting them to social media takes a significant amount of time. Don't you want people to spend more than a few seconds admiring your photos? If so, framing your portraits is a great way to ensure your images get admired by others on a daily basis. Putting your portraits up on the wall gives your friends and family the opportunity to look at your images every time they pass by. Over the years, you'll come to realize that having physical portraits of yourself on the wall is worth so much more than getting a few thousand likes on the images you posted to social media.

Portrait framing by Sara Turbyfill Photography.

2. You'll Have a Backup In Case Your Digital Images Get Deleted

Another reason why portrait framing is important is to make sure you have a backup in case your digital images get deleted. It happens to the best of us. At some point in your life, chances are you're going to lose some digital images. This can happen in a number of ways, including getting locked out of your social media account, dropping your phone in water, or even deleting images from storage on accident.

By turning your digital images into framed portraits, you can rest assured that you'll have a backup copy in case the unexpected happens. Even if you don't turn all of your digital images into framed portraits, it's better to have at least one physical copy than to lose those memories forever.

Colorado newborn portraits by Sara Turbyfill Photography.

3. You Can Turn Your Digital Images into Gifts for Loved Ones

Finally, portrait framing allows you to turn your digital images into beautiful gifts for your friends and family. Framed portraits of yourself with friends or family are great gifts for birthdays or holidays. By gifting your loved ones framed portraits, they’ll have something they can hold on to and cherish forever.

The next time you’re struggling to pick out a birthday gift, don’t pass up the opportunity to turn your existing digital images into framed artwork. Framed art pieces are worth so much more than a digital copy. When it’s all said and done, your loved ones will be glad to receive your framed portrait and will happily put it on display for everyone to see.

Colorado senior portrait photography by Sara Turbyfill.

Need Help Framing portraits?

To summarize, turning your digital images into framed portraits is just as important as it was 20 years ago. Although we live in a digital world, people still cherish framed pictures of their loved ones. There are many benefits to framing your portraits, including having a physical backup copy of your images and ensuring your photos get looked at more than once. You can even give framed portraits to your friends and family as gifts. By doing this, you’ll give them something they can cherish forever.

With all of the options available online, framing your portraits can be overwhelming. I’m here to help. My name is Sara Turbyfill and I’m a boutique photographer in Parker, Colorado. I work directly with my clients to turn the images from their photography session into beautiful framed artwork pieces. If you’d like to learn more about my services, click the button below to contact me directly. I’ll be happy to walk you through your options during a complimentary phone consultation.