Why we all need family photographs

We all need family photographs – they are records of who we all are and are the most precious possessions of many people. We take them because we want to remember always a moment in time, or an event, or a thing, or a person.

Can we remember these things without a photograph? Of course. 

But while we might remember the feeling of a place or a person, we won’t remember details because time chips away at them and the edges blur and fade. Eventually these things, these people, become indistinct memories, like looking back on a party where you had too many cocktails.

Pick up a picture and you have the details right in front of you

Pick up a picture and you have the details right in front of you, bringing feelings and memories flooding back

These pictures are what we pass down to our children and their children.

Family photographs are how our children’s grandchildren will know us. They’re an investment in your family history and grow in value over time, becoming heirlooms and treasures.

They’re what you look at every day in your home and and think “actually, everything IS all right. More than all right.”

Self-esteem and family photographs

And what’s more, did you know that family photographs help enhance your child’s self-esteem?

Family photographer Edinburgh - old black and white photo from 1950s of three children standing against vintage car
Some of my family. Who shall remain nameless or they’ll disown me!

Print them, hand them down, and let the memory live on. We take photographs of what we’re afraid we’re going to lose.

And if you don’t think photos are important, wait till they’re all you have left.

Stop for a moment and slow down …

Take yourself back to those moments of love and fun you see immortalised in print, on your walls. Feel a smile soothe your frantically ticking mind and warm your soul.

The peace that comes with seeing beautiful images on your walls and albums created over the years of the people who mean the most to you is absolutely priceless.

If you need YOUR family photos updated, why not give me a call and we can sort it out? If you’re not quite ready to do that, however, how about finding out more about how to improve the family photos you take yourself?

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