I am an extremely nostalgic person. So I’ve lived through each and every evolving photo trend there ever was in my lifetime 100%. I was that child who would flip through old photo albums over and over again, I loved telling and listening to the stories that came with each picture. My favorite ones were the ones of my parent’s wedding and our birth albums.
When the digital camera age came along, I wouldn’t leave the house without my pocket-size digital camera with me, ever! My walls were filled with my favorite shots I printed off my color inkjet printer! Of course, they have got to be photoshopped with butterflies or glowy effects first when I got introduced to Adobe Photoshop at about 15 or 16. The next big thing was syncing them into our 2.0 megapixel Nokia phones and iPod Videos!
DSLRs, Polaroid Cameras, Smartphones and Social Media came and replaced the good old printed 6x4s. Life just got so fast that flipping through printed pictures of real moments has been taken over by feeds of ‘Instagram worthy’ ones.
Every now and then, I’ve thought about putting together photo albums of recent special moments, the raw & candid ones, something I’ve been procrastinating on for years. I’m so happy I finally got to doing it on my recent break! I started with my wedding pictures, pictures we got from my maternity photoshoot we did at 8 months & this one of Z’s first month. Flipping through them has become one of the things I look forward to doing every day!
I’ll definitely be sticking to making more of these books. I imagine going through these books and books of precious memories with my kids one day, and tell them stories filled with love and laughter. Such times will remind us of how blessed we are to have lived through all that with all those people. Flipping through printed pictures will be our special thing – they will grow up and cherish that always.