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Why We Don’t Use Digital Backgrounds

There is something magical about The Moment we take a photo outdoors.

The way the light falls

The way the gentle breeze dances across the skin

The birds chirping…the leaves fluttering

The sun flickering through the trees

It FEELS wonderful

And…the Place becomes part of The Moment.

It’s real.

It becomes part of The Experience.

People remember this

When you look at those images afterwards, you remember The Moment

how it felt when you stood there

when the sun shone upon your back

and how your bare feet felt in the grass

Or you will remember how the wind picked up as the dark clouds rolled in

Or how you laughed as we all ran to take cover while we waited for the storm to pass

When they look at those images you will remember that moment

You don’t get that from a green screen.

A digital background means nothing

because it isn’t a part of anything…

The finished image will be pieced together in a computer

But here’s the important part…

You will STILL remember The Moment…

how weird it felt to stand there pretending you were in the woods

Or on a path

Or in a garden

When you really weren’t

After you were cut and paste them into a scene you never experienced

You will look at that image

And feel no connection to it.


Because it’s not real… and you were never there.

At Frank Frost Photography, we believe in taking more than pictures…we photograph time spent together with the sun overhead and the breeze in your hair, surrounded by the people you love.

Take THAT, digital background.

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These Pictures Aren’t Just for You

If you’ve spent any time at all on social media over the past few days, you know that the world lost two great performers this week: David Bowie and Alan Rickman. Both died at the age of 69 and both from cancer.

And our social media feeds, be they Facebook or Twitter or everything in-between, are filled with images of these two men, as is usual when these things happen. There is no shortage of pictures; they are everywhere. From movie stills to publicity shots to candids, these two talented men have a dazzling array of photographs taken of them over their lifetime.

There is no problem finding a photo.

No one is frantically saying, “Wait…we don’t have a copy of that,” or “What do you mean, this USB drive won’t open,” or “Why didn’t we take time to get his photo taken?”

See, I hear those panicked statements a lot. And they are heartbreaking. They are usually accompanied by tears and, quite often, a battered photo someone found in the bottom of a drawer somewhere. I meet with people in the studio who bring these torn and tattered photos and ask if anything can be done.

Because it’s all they have.

I remind them it could be worse; at least they have a paper photograph, albeit in poor condition–they have nothing more than pixels lost to time or stuck on a USB drive that refuses to open.

My friends, always remember that the photos you take and print today aren’t really for YOU. They are for your children and their children and their children. And years from now, they won’t care that you needed to lose some weight or your haircut wasn’t just right…

Don’t put it off.

Don’t wait until “someday” to get those photos taken.

Don’t reason you don’t need a photograph

Because even if you don’t need it, the people who love you do.

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They go by many names:
Pa Pa

Some are silly; some are grouchy; some are quiet; some are loud, but no matter their exteriors, their insides are all the same…a soft, jelly filled center made of pure mushy love…

especially when they hold their grandchildren.

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Frank Frost at the Albuquerque International Sunport

You’ve seen our displays in the Albuquerque and Santa Fe theaters; you’ve seen our displays in the malls; and as of today, you will now see us at the beautiful Albuquerque International Sunport. If you’re flying Southwest Airlines, you can’t miss us, as our display is right outside Southwest’s ticketing counter. (And we love Southwest Airlines!)
Our display is made of 100 year old Northern NM barn doors, which are a great idea until you try to move them <grin> and the display is filled with images of our wonderful clients surrounded by our incredible New Mexico landscapes.
Happy people and warm smiles all in one of the prettiest places on the planet. We hope you like it as much as we do!
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Oh, Little Girls…

Oh, little girls…so tiny and wonderful; you have so much to look forward to.

One day you will ride a bike and learn to write your name and have sleepovers and argue over toys.
And then, clothes.
And then makeup.
One day you will have your first crush and your first heartbreak and then will come the day that you both go out into the world, strengthened by the love of your family and the bond of sisterhood.

But that day is far off.

For now, sleep little ones and let your world be filled with mama’s milk and soft blankets and dreams that only babies know.

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