Do you ever stop to look into the mirror of your past, the hall of your present or the window to your future? Do you love the moments you are going through today, do you remember the moments you had two years ago? Do you think about how you will look back on your todays and tomorrows in a decade or two down the line?
Another photographer said “memories lose shape so quickly.” So true! There are things we did last week, we can barely remember! Am I wrong? If we see memories as shapes that lose their form, then surely it’s because they deflate like pool floaties the sun wears on (on which the sun beats down). My fiancé reminded me that the park which I had been taking our son to was the same one her friend invited us to two years ago. I swore she was wrong. Then I started to realize it was true little by little and then it dawned on me she was right! If this is just one memory that I lost, I have to imagine how many more there are that I don’t remember that I don’t remember.
Do you look to the future, by planning for it now, by writing in a journal, by taking photos on your phone and posting them, by hiring a photographer to capture you and them and their milestones on the road of life? What will you do to remember them? I see myself building a legacy of photo magazines of your children and your story. A photo memoir with videos and audio and recipes and your child’s meaningful artwork, poems and class assignments.
Chapters From Childhood exists to capture moments, thoughts, ideas and adventures, and put them between the pages of a book! To put them on your wall, on your bookshelf, an app for your phone, where video and audio and slideshows live, on your family’s very own website, in a Quarterly Magazine that every one of your kids get a copy of.