Last weekend we celebrated Mother’s Day at my parents’ house. It’s always fun to get together but we upped the fun factor by bringing out a box of old photographs. It was a complete hodge podge of photos from all different decades and that made it all the more fun.
It was so fun to show my girls the fun things we used to do when we were growing up. And showing them the fashions got some great laughs. It was also neat to see the resemblances that come in families. My kids used to see pictures of my sister and I (like the one above) and think it was them. We also found a picture of my Dad as a toddle that looks exactly like my nephew. Crazy!
I can definitely tell that my Dad was the photographer most of the time since he is hardly in any of the pictures. Yup, that happens here too. I am hardly in any still pictures (Mr. Fun is hardly in any video.) when our kids were younger, but now that they can take some pretty great pictures I hand the camera over and jump in some of the shots!
So often clients will bring their kids to me to photograph them but never plan on getting in the pictures themselves. Such a crime! That is the perfect opportunity to let me capture you and your kids and the special relationship you have with them. Usually I can talk folks into a couple of shots (it’s painless and quick, promise) and they are pleasantly surprised at what I capture for them. Yeah! And they they too can put the pictures on their walls and into albums to share with generations to come.
PS – For the record, I do have a brother too but the pictures of pictures I took were so unclear and shiny that I can’t even share them. Darn, we will just have to go back for another walk down memory lane. Maybe for Father’s Day this time! (And maybe I should consider scanning instead of taking a picture of a picture?)