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Local portrait photographer creating lasting legacies in today’s selfie society

May 9, 2017 | Lifestyles

A recently released statistic from a well-known cellphone manufacturer claims that the average American will take 25,000 selfies during his or her lifetime. But when individuals need a photo for reasons other than social media, selfies just won’t cut it.

Cue the hardworking professional photographer and the traditional portrait photograph.

“For many people, the last professional portrait they had taken of themselves was for their high school yearbook or their wedding album,” said Elizabeth Snyder of Grand Island, the woman behind the lens at Elizabeth Snyder Photography, LLC. “A professional portrait can be very important for both your career and your self confidence.

“This is the most photographed generation of people and, ironically, they’ll have nothing to pass down to their kids or grandkids. Everyone has access to a camera with their phones, yet no one prints what they have. While billions of photos are being saved to social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Snapchat, none of these are quality, print-worthy files.”

On the other hand, a professional photographer can help individuals preserve their legacy or job-seekers advance their career by creating a photographic product that can be proudly displayed, shared or cherished.

“My portrait studio, for example, specializes in model-for-a-day experiences for women,” Snyder added. “Hair, makeup, wardrobe changes, consultations, food and wine are all included. The end result is a beautiful portrait that will leave a lasting legacy that can be cherished for decades. I also provide the same personal attention to business professionals who need a new headshot for career-related purposes.”

And to those who are relying on technology to store their important photos … well, you’d better think twice!

“CDs and USB drives are going the way of the floppy disk,” said Snyder. “Technology becomes old and corrupt. There is nothing like a tangible image. They never go out of date.”

Elizabeth Snyder Photography will tell your story with a classic style and a compassionate eye, and will provide you with a work of art that will last for generations. For more information, please call 812-1009, email el*******@el************************.com or visit www.elizabethsnyderphotography.com. You can also follow Elizabeth Snyder Photography on Facebook for frequent updates and portrait examples.


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