Back to school is here and with it comes many mixed emotions. After a very enjoyable summer I am excited for the new school year to begin, as it always brings a resurgence of energy, but I am also a little anxious of the change it entails.
‘Have fun with your photos, they tell our stories’
Earlier this year, I was looking back through some old photos and came across this photo of my daughter and her friend. They both got a good kick out of seeing it, so I suggested that they have a little fun and recreate the photo. In the original photo they were about 2 years old. They met at daycare, located in our local high school and became good friends. Off to different elementary schools they went, and did not meet again until they were back at the same school, but this time as high school students. In June of this year, just before the graduated, they recreated the photo!
Photographs help us tell the stories of our lives, they transport us back in time for a few moments, so it’s important to share and enjoy them. Take some time and plan to get those photos of: the first day of school, halloween costumes, friends from the school or sports, holiday celebrations and silly faces.
‘Use your photos to make a special gift.’
This fall will be very different for our family, as our daughter is off to university. We are so proud of her and excited for this new chapter of her life to begin, but I am also feeling sad and a little nostalgic about wanting my little girl back.
As a parting gift for my daughter, I created a photo book. A collection of photos of her, her accomplishments, places that we have been and the fun that we have had along the way! Hopefully it will help her when she is feeling a little homesick. I printed a second copy to help me, as we transition into this new stage of our lives.
‘Keep your photos organized, accessible and secure.’
It’s fun to reminisce over family photos, but the downside of digital is that we don’t print our photos any more. Take some time each month to keep your photos organized, accessible, and secure. If you do that it will take very little time to find your photos for that special gift.
About the Author:
Trish Keogh founder of Pictures in Place, a Photo Organizing Company. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your project.