What photos are you passing on to your kids?

Julia Nix-16Look. I get it. Our generation is taking more photos than any other generation before. So many photos. Thousands and thousands of photos. And we keep taking more making the so-called problem even bigger and bigger.  I am with you on this, I have thousands of photos that I store and manage. My goal is to get your photos to live as they were intended – wonderful memories you can hold on to.

We’re taking photos. And that is a step ahead of the generation before us. We have the tools to photograph the stories of our lives and we are doing that. So let’s give ourselves a break. We have enough to overwhelm and guilt us. Our photos shouldn’t add to that.  They should make us feel joy.

Keep taking photos and enjoy the process.  Remember why you are taking them in the first place. Cut yourself some slack and get rid of the guilt. Have fun capturing those moments.

Deep breath. Now take that first step. Let’s meet to find out what those could look like when I put them all together in print.

Your kids will thank you someday. Maybe even sooner than you thought.

Getting it done.

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My to-do list is always long, but turning your photos into an everlasting keepsake is my passion. I believe it is worth it for something that will last forever. That’s what keeps me going. We all have a ton of to-dos, some on paper some not, but don’t let time fly by without saving a few of those precious memories. You know one day you’ll look back and wish you had captured a few more of them. If rounding up your photos, finding album software and designing your own book sounds overwhelming, don’t put it off, pass it on.  And check it off YOUR list.

Little Moments Big Memories

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I love getting a thumb drive full of photos! Your kids growing up fast, your childhood pics that your parents passed on – pictures then and now, even combining two generations. Here I added my husband’s baby picture in his cute bouncy chair, then history repeated itself when we were visiting and my daughter found herself in the same chair.  And at about two years old, they both thought it was hysterical to put bowls on their heads! Then and now, these little moments make BIG memories.

Find those photos and hand them over. I can’t wait to turn them into a keepsake that you will enjoy on your coffee table now, pass down to your kids in the future, and reminisce about for decades to come.

Vacation

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Taking tons of pics on your epic summer vacation? You get back home, unpack, and before you know it, you are on to the next thing.

But how do you keep those memories alive of your big vacation that took so much planning, effort and saving to make happen?  Years from  now you’ll say, “when was that we went to . . . .?”

One way to keep those memories fresh is to put them into an album. Revisit those beautiful moments whenever you want.

And keep those memories alive.

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Pictures Tell A Story

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I love telling a story with pictures. The memories behind each one. The black & whites, the Polaroids. The 3rd grade haircut you want no one to see. . .. but that is your history.  It wouldn’t be fun if we didn’t change and grow, and leave our big hair days behind. And talk about growing, what about your kids? What about those precious first four or five years that they will have no memory of. Unless you show them. All the Christmas mornings and birthday parties, you have the pictures, now what?

A photo album may seem like a throw back to times gone by, but what better way to tell a story than a book. For generations to come, as well as those sitting around your coffee table right now, any time seems like a good time to reminisce.  

Speak volumes.