Hello to everyone!
Photos are our memory keepers. This is that one phrase that I have been trying to pinpoint since I started my photography business. This is why we love photos so much.
Photos hold our memories. Literally. As we live our lives from day to day we think we remember how our life looks and feels in the moment. But it simply isn’t true. Memories of my childhood are foggy but I can re-live so many of those moments when I look back at old photographs. I re-live our wedding, the birth of my girls, my 30th birthday…the girls loosing their first tooth, the first day of kindergarten…playing in the sand at the beach, picking strawberries. I re-live the memories of my family that is no longer here. I re-live my life through my photos.
I am taking it upon myself this year to take more photos of our life. I am like the plumber with a leaky faucet. I have not kept up with documenting much of my own life the last couple of years.
Our oldest turned 8 earlier this spring. I will never forget the nurse saying to me as I held her for the first time, “It will all go so fast”. In that moment, I couldn’t comprehend that sentence. The pregnancy felt long, the birth felt even longer. The crying felt like it would never end and I didn’t think I would ever sleep through the night again. Eight years has past since that nurse uttered those words. I now know what she meant.
I dragged my oldest daughter across the street for a few minutes on her eighth birthday. I wanted to be able to look back on this moment. To remember what 8 years old looks and feels like. Peaceful, questioning, beautiful.
These photos are the keepers of my memory…and someday they will hold her memories too. Happy 8th birthday my sweet.