What Is A Picture Worth?

April 30, 2018

We’ve all heard the saying “A picture is worth a thousand words.”, so let’s talk about that for a second. (Don’t worry – I’ll keep it under a thousand!) 

Personally, I could talk about a single photograph for days, and I definitely find articles with images to be more engaging and powerful. What I want to talk about though is this:

Is a thousand words all that a picture is worth?

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For me the answer is – absolutely not! I believe a photo can be worth SO much more than that.

Words are powerful. But a photograph…

A photograph can make you feel.

emotional couple hugging after surprise proposal

It can render you speechless.

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 A photo is a single moment.

silhouette of woman jumping across ledge at sunset

A freeze-frame of your life.

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A photograph is forever. 

closeup engaged couple holding hands ring photo

It is art and soul.

wedding couple first dance black and white artistic

It is a memory.

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Sometimes it’s all you have left.

emotional grandma hugging bride

A picture is priceless.

So invest in photographs as much as you possibly can, and when you can’t, remember to take your own snapshots often.

Because you will never regret it.

That’s why I’m a photographer, and I love every second of it.