Your photos are an investment of your time, money, effort, and more. You have taken the time and gone through the effort to take the picture, edit it, keep organized in a collection, and perhaps even print or share it. Not to mention the costs of the gear it took to do all of that as well. Hopefully, for you, there is also some sort of emotional investment into the photos and the moments that happened when you took them. There is a lot that goes into each and every photo taken, and you should take the time to properly protect that investment.