Montgomery Parents Magazine

Sadly I’m kinda behind on sharing these!  Here’s a look at some recent covers of Montgomery Parents Magazine? that I have been so blessed to be a part of!  If you don’t read this magazine monthly it is DEFINITELY checking out cover to cover.  So many great articles for parents and a super resource for area family friendly events and activities.  Pick up a copy today or click on the images below to access the digital editions! www.montgomeryparents.com

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Don’t let your photos die in the digital graveyard!  Even though we live in the iPhone age, I think that a trusty, traditional, physical print still has a place in every home.

Here are four reasons why.

1) Print Brings Photos to Life

Prints Bring Photos to Life

Prints have presence.  There’s never any doubt about that, as any framed photo or tangible image in your home draws the eye every single time.  It’s easy to dismiss the importance of a physical print when you’re not actually faced with one, but once you unwrap your print, feel the weight of it in your hands and see the light shining from its surface, you’ll see what I mean.

2) Not Everyone is Online

Not Everyone is Online

Facebook may hold its fair share of friends with whom you share photos, but we’re willing to bet that your social group isn’t 100% online.  For all the people you care about who aren’t on the web, prints are the medium of choice.

Whether this includes your mom, your grandpa, or your pen pal from 3rd grade abstaining from the internet, we’re pretty sure they’ll be delighted to receive a print, album or even a photo book in the mail.

3) Rare Means Care

Rare Means Care

Since we’re all guilty of taking digital photos for granted, prints are rare and (by basic laws of economics) will command more attention because of their relatively scarcity.  You know you’ll already captivate your online audience with your social media presence, but I’m pretty sure one meaningful print in your hallway will grab their attention, too.

For those of you looking for the most bang for your buck, prints are perfect for you.  And who wouldn’t want something special hanging on their wall?

4) Your Memories Exist Even If Your Computer Explodes

Your Memories Exist Even if Your Computer Explodes

Imagine you’re rummaging around your desk and find a priceless snaphot from 1992 that you took on one of those disposable cardboard cameras. WOW!

It’s definitely easier to drag and drop your files around folders on your hard drive, but real photos are a joy to unearth.  While not completely immune to discoloration, fire or fading, so many threads of history have been woven into a larger tale because of photos, crisp and bent with handwritten notes scrawled along the back.

Wouldn’t you want physical proof that you lived, even after the “Off” button was pressed?

Print your photos. No matter if you’re just snapping moments on your iPhone or documenting in RAW with a top-of-the-line DSLR, whether you just snap photos of your friends or if you’re a full-time pro, it’s up to you to make the most out of your life. So buy a print, hang it on the wall and keep those memories close at hand.

You won’t regret it.

Let Lori Mercer Photography help capture those memories and provide priceless prints your family will enjoy for generations!

Now booking for Spring 2015 sessions.

Now Booking for Spring 2015

*This article was originally published by SmugMug here.*

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I was so excited to get to photograph this dynamic duo recently for November issue of Montgomery Parents magazine!  For the record Aaron and Ben are HUGE Auburn fans but Aaron took one for the “team” for this themed shoot.  They are 2 1/2 years old and as adorable in person as they are in this image!  Pick up your copy today or find it online at http://issuu.com/keepsharing/docs/mp_november_14_web! Follow Montgomery Parents on FB at https://www.facebook.com/MontgomeryParents.

Montgomery Parents | November 2014

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Here’s a peek at some of my favorite sunflower images from this season! They are gorgeous while they are here but don’t last long so if you are interested in this type of photography session for next year just let me know!

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This gorgeous mama has less than 24 hours until her precious baby boy arrives so I couldn’t help but take this prime opportunity to feature her fabulous maternity session done at 36 weeks. I can’t wait to meet Baby Marshall very soon!  I LOVED this beautiful Pinterest-inspired accent piece that she made for the session. 

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Maternity - www.lorimercerphotography.com
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Maternity - www.lorimercerphotography.com

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I love this blog post by Dennis Kelly. Definitely something to always think about. What have you done with your digital image files?  Do you even know where they are?  Don’t just settle for a disc of digital files. Having access to printable files is great but always get quality prints right away too. No matter the good intentions you are much less likely to do it later!! How many of you have discs of images that you LOVE but have never been printed? I’m just as guilty and have made this a priority in 2014!! Do it for your kids! Enjoy your images now. A physical print and access to a quality print lab for additional personal printing comes with every digital image purchased from a portrait session with Lori Mercer Photography.

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Look out Tiger Woods – there’s a new golfer in training!  Little Andy is here and growing strong.  His Daddy is looking forward to the day to introduce him to the course.  I’m sure Andy will also be chasing big sister Sera around before we know it!

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Newborn Boy - www.lorimercerphotography.com
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Many of you may have been following the maternity progression project that I have done with my cousin through her pregnancies.  Today I took a moment to bring them all together.  The first one was a boy and the second a girl.  So neat to see these side-by-side.

Maternity Progression - www.lorimercerphotography.com

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Yazmin - February 12, 2014 - 3:17 pm

I love these! I wish I had done something like this for myself.

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year not only for the beautiful fall color everywhere, the crisp temperatures, and football but because I get to see so many precious families like this one!  It was a beautiful Fall afternoon and their family home was the perfect location for their session.

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I have been so blessed to have the opportunity to photograph these girls since their newborn days.  I can’t believe they are 4 years old now!  They have a beautiful home on Lake Jordan that faces the west so they get to see lots of incredible sunsets in the evening over the lake.  Mom contacted me about wanting to capture her girls with the sunset in the background.  I LOVED the idea.  Finding the right day was a little tricky hoping for the perfect sunset.   But I think we found it…what do you think?

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Sisters - www.lorimercerphotography.com
Sisters - www.lorimercerphotography.com
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A new baby is being added to our family VERY SOON!  How exciting it has been to watch this little one bloom over the past 9 months.  I can’t wait to get the call that IT’S TIME!

Maternity Progression - www.lorimercerphotography.com

The cotton fields have been absolutely gorgeous this year so we couldn’t pass up the opportunity for a quick family session to document this special time before Anslee arrives.  This little family of 3 will soon be 4!

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Family - Maternity - www.lorimercerphotography.com
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I just can not get over the fact that this sweet little “bonnet baby” is already a year old! I have so enjoyed her sweet smiles this past year!

12 Months - www.lorimercerphotography.com

12 Months - www.lorimercerphotography.com

Here’s a look at the bonnet tradition started at her newborn session.  I love that it was repeated throughout the year with these beautiful handmade heirlooms made just for her.

Baby First Year - Newborn/6mo/12mo - www.lorimercerphotography.com

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Lori Lemmond Mercer - October 27, 2013 - 3:27 pm

Love this sweet family!