Who is my main focus for documentary sessions? That’s an easy one… families.
But why families? Because I believe everyone should have photos that remind them of the memories, they made. We all want to savor the good times, the laughs, the joy but those things fade over time. But having a photo from those days will help you remember and share those moments with family and friends.
We also have things we want to recall about loved ones, like how they look. The face they make when making Sunday breakfast. We want who they are to be captured forever in print. Your children will grow up faster than you realize. Savor those early days.
As Gretchen Rubin says, the days are long but the years are short.
And sadly, loved ones won’t always be around. It’s challenging to think about and accept, but it’s the truth. Too often we take the time we have together for granted. We don’t want to think about no longer having a grandparent in our life. Or our parents. You will want to have these memories when they’re gone.
And you’ll want to leave a legacy with your children.
You may not realize it now. You’re probably more worried about a million little things, but someday, when it’s too late, you’ll want to have those memories and keepsakes to pass on. What will mean the most are photos of your time together and the things you loved, treasured, or collected. They won’t care about the TV but rather family photos and your collection of frogs.