The game “If the house was on fire what would you take with you?” always seemed a little stupid to me. I would only grab what I couldn’t replace. Kids aside, I’d grab the hard drives of images (because much like you I don’t print all my memories) and run. I think everything else in the house can be replaced. What would you grab?
Facebook’s time hop has confirmed the belief I’ve always had that I mostly only remember what I am reminded of. I’m not sure why my memory muscle has not been very strong but unless I have had a strong emotion about something I don’t remember it unless I see it in picture or video form.
This morning I was talking with a mom in the studio about some people she knew who haven’t received their wedding pictures back from a photographer. And my mind ended up thinking about these life altering events that I get the honor of capturing for my clients. Newborns are only little enough to capture the first two weeks of life. I keep taking classes and learning new skills to perfect my craft because I want to do my best and give the best to the clients I work with. These tiny babies I hold will one day pass these pictures to their children and they will become treasured heirloom images. And by the way my turn around is two weeks. You shouldn’t be ready for the next milestone before you enjoy this one!