How valuable are your photos?
With the passing of time, even the most ordinary of photographs becomes more valuable. Why? Because a moment has been captured that otherwise may have been forgotten.
How often have you looked at an old snapshot and been transported back in time? It’s the small details that tend to trigger the most emotive memories – a favourite item of clothing, a hairstyle or your pet dog.
Photographs are unique in the way they speak to our emotions.
Don’t miss capturing those special times
The problem is, these small details that become so compelling later on can seem insignificant at the time. It’s easy to dismiss the value of a photograph when you’re caught up in the present.
Yet in 30 years’ time, when you struggle to recall the way someone looked or how you felt, you may wish you’d recorded that event with photographs.
We all have busy lifestyles, and it can seem that one event follows another in quick succession. But when you look back, you may wish you’d slowed down and taken the time to capture those precious, unique moments.
After all, when asked what items they would rescue if their home were on fire, how many people immediately say their photo album. The desire to save memories is powerful and shows how important photos are to our lives.
What photographs do you wish you had now?
It’s fascinating to ask people what photos they wish they’d taken. Usually, the answer involves relationships and family members. Birthday celebrations, engagements, wedding anniversaries, christenings, first steps, first days at school, graduations – all of these milestones often go unrecorded.
Holidays can merge into one another, and the value of those snaps you took on the beach isn’t felt in the near term. But they can offer a completely different perspective in the future.
What photographs do you think you’ll wish you had 30 years from now?
It’s perhaps easier to look back and think of occasions you wish you’d recorded. It’s far harder to look ahead. Who knows where you’ll be and what you’ll be doing in 30 years’ time?
Today, it may not feel all that important to take a family picture. But in the years to come, will you long to see yourself or your loved ones as you are at this precise time?
Sometimes you don’t need an event or an occasion to have a family photograph. Isn’t it enough just to want to see your family together as a group?
Photographs tell our personal stories, and they are there to be shared and reminisced over with others. They form the narrative of our lives. They’re part of the legacy we will pass on to our children, and, in turn, their children.
Today’s the day to take those photos you’ll cherish in 30 years’ time
Let us help you create those photographs you’ll value in the years to come. We specialise in crafting beautiful and elegant pictures that will truly reflect your relationships and your family’s love.
To discuss your personalised photography service, contact Helen or Tony on 01252 653193 or via email here
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