Photographs, pictures, images, call them what you wish, they are in fact frozen moments in time.
From backyard performances, to birthdays, to vacations, to weddings, image that if lost are only available in your mind – like timeless treasures; and if not shared will be lost forever.
Hurricane Katrina victims were interviewed and many said; “I grabbed my wedding album and mortgage papers and headed for safety. “
So what do photographs mean to you?
It’s not always about capturing who was there and what they were wearing, it’s about the emotion, family connection, bond of friendship, a legacy, all captured in less than 1/125 of a second.
Caring for your images is just as important.
- Keep them out of direct sunlight
- Do not store them in a basement
- If they are important to have they are import enough to be cared for – maybe framed.
I encourage you to dig out that wedding album, pull out that shoebox of vacation pictures, and dust off all those memories. Then share them with someone. Invite your daughter, son, grandkids, niece and/or nephew over and share share share!
Some of my favorite images are of people I never met. But I remember sitting at the table with my dad as he explained whom each person was and the importance they had in his life.
When my dad passed away 15 years ago the best therapy for me was going through my parents photo box and creating an album of images that documented his life – from beginning to end. At the wake the album was passed around, flipped through, cried over; and enjoyed by everyone.
Images are powerful and every picture has a story.
Start telling your!