You’ve trusted us to create the precious memories that will be your family legacy. Those images are worth protecting for future generations.
It’s been an amazing year for us with the opening of our new studio in the heart of Bridgeville. While the studio allows us to create images in ways we previously could not, we’ve spent over five years crafting images for our wedding and portrait clients that have become a cherished part of each family’s history. We take our work very seriously, as it is our belief that photographs are an important part of the legacy we leave to future generations. The wedding albums and wall portraits we’ve made for our clients are crafted to last for generations. One day a future granddaughter will feel the warm connection to her family history as she studies her grandmother’s wedding album while planning her own wedding. A perfect portrait of a toddler will still hang in his parent’s home when that boy is grown and has his own children, and everyone will comment how much his children look like he did at that age. Every family has a collection of treasured photographs, whether they be a timeline of “growing up” portraits hanging along the stairs, a series of fold-out pouches in Pap’s wallet or a shoebox of Polaroids in the closet, those images are the most powerfully emotional reminders we have of where we have come from.
We’ve always included an album in every one of our wedding packages, because it is our belief that it is the first family heirloom that a couple creates at the start of their new family history. We can also guarantee that no matter what advances of technology are made, that classic book will function exactly as designed twenty, fifty, and even one hundred years after it is printed. Even so, we’ve also offered digital negatives available to our clients since the very beginning. Most of our clients want to be able to have the digital images stored for posterity, and we wanted the same from our own wedding. But digital negatives, as nice as they are to have, come with a burden: We all must continually back them up, transfer them to new computers and hard drives, and update their storage media every few years. Already DVD drives have started to disappear from some newer computers. Imagine waking up one day to realize that all your wedding images are on DVDs, but you haven’t had a computer that can read DVDs in years! Your digital family legacy might very well be lost. This is why when we first heard of Forever.com, we immediately “got it.”
Enter Forever.com: What is this thing anyway?
Forever™ is a brand new service, offered by a home-grown Pittsburgh company. Forever.com will store your digital images and keep them accessible to you and your family online for your lifetime plus one hundred years, guaranteed. The best part is that there are no ongoing charges. When you buy a Forever account, your one-time fee covers the storage of your memories from that time on. The images can be shared publicly or privately. Grandma’s box of family snapshots no longer has to be divided up amongst her family; upload them to Forever and the entire extended family can enjoy the connection to their common past for generations.
So what differentiates this from any other cloud storage, or Facebook for that matter? Well, any other cloud service is going to cancel your account when you stop paying. Forever outlasts your lifetime, and thus your ability to pay a typical cloud storage service. As for Facebook, do you think that will exist in thirty, sixty, or ninety years? Perhaps, but no one will ever scroll that deep on your wall, or timeline, or whatever they’re doing in the future. Facebook offers no guarantees as to how long your uploaded items will remain accessible.
Forever is hands down the best permanent storage solution we’ve ever seen for your irreplaceable portraits. We worked hard to create them, and we want your family to be able to enjoy them Forever. They will even take your Mother’s shoebox of family snapshots and scan them directly into your Forever account if you like. We really believe this is an idea and a company that is special.
That’s why we’re thrilled to be Forever’s first (and as of this writing, only) professional photographer partner. What this means is that when you sign up for a Forever account, we will be able to upload your digital negatives directly to your permanent storage.
You can get a Forever account for as little as $295. It’s an amazing value for permanent storage of your legacy images.
Ok, I can see why Forever is special. But it’s Black Friday and what I need right now is a deal!
With Black Friday upon us just as our new Forever partnership has begun, we are offering some pretty smoking bonuses if you sign up for an account (as a gift or to gift yourself!) by 5 PM on Monday, 12/2/2013. For wedding clients, we will upload your existing digital negatives (if they were included in your package) and digital negatives for any engagement image of which you purchased a print or product. For portrait clients, we will upload digital negative for any image from which you purchased a print or product. These engagement and portrait digital negatives are usually available at $89 each, but if you call us to sign up for Forever this weekend, we will gift these files to you to get your online legacy started. Truly, you should check out Forever.com to learn all the details of what they have to offer, then call us to set up your account and claim your bonuses.
Of course, we also want you to get a special value for continuing to document your life and family with timeless Leavell Photography portraits, so we are also offering discounted gift certificates good for the purchase of prints and products from your future wedding or portrait session. All gift certificates will be 10% off of their face value through Monday only, so don’t delay in calling in your order!