I love that my parents still have images up on their walls of us as babies. I’ve spent hours looking through photo albums. Noticing how my niece still gives me that furrowed brow that can be seen in her newborn images when she was just five days old. Seeing my first little ringlets in my own baby photos, and those same ringlets as they started forming at the back of my son’s head after a bath or a sweaty nap. Remembering how blonde my sister’s hair was, and how much we adored our baby brother. Imagining the lives and weddings of my parents and grandparents through black and white images from their past.
The film negatives are long gone, but the prints remain. Today, digital media is changing constantly. Think about where we will be 10, 25, 50 years from now. How will you preserve these memories for future generations? Maybe through your beautifully crafted album they can hold in their hands, flipping through the pages together, telling stories from the days they were so small. Through the portraits on the walls, of babies, families, posed and candid moments, smiles and belly laughs. Albums and walls full of imagery, full of history, full of love.