mercredi 28 août 2019
As we get older our photographs can be a poignant record of the journey that our life has taken. We can look back and smile at the people we once knew, wonder what became of them, marvel at the fashions and how we have changed over the years.
There are often times when our old photographs are especially relevant and in demand. Significant times in our life may require that our old photographs are displayed for others amusement. Decade birthdays, our wedding day, anniversaries, retirement are often times when our family and friends love to mull over our old photographs and enjoy a giggle at our expense.
School photographs are especially important. Children grow and change so quickly that school photographs are an important part of our history. Assembling all the children for a class photograph can provide an interesting memento in years to come. People can spend many happy times recalling names and stories whilst they look at a class photograph.
Individual school photographs are interesting too. They are lovely reminders of the children as they progress and change through the school year. These photographs are often much appreciated by absentee relatives, grandparents, aunts, uncles, godparents and can be incorporated into greetings cards to be mailed out.
Photographs are almost a pictorial diary of life. They form a reminder of days and times from our past. School photographs especially are often a trigger for many anecdotes and stories of adventures and escapades from childhood. Wondering what became of certain people, how their lives turned out, remembering friendships, first cigarettes and crushes are all times to remember with affection in later life.
Many professional photographers appreciate the importance of capturing these moments well. They recognise how significant they are in a family's history. These days especially, with many families being caught up in the stress of separation and divorce a good quality school photograph can be of especial importance to the estranged parent and grandparents. They are often a treasured reminder of much loved children.
Giving school photographs to family members can be a generous, thoughtful touch. Many people appreciate seeing how children grow up, and from one year to the next the difference is often noticeable. They form a valuable record of how the children have grown and blossomed over the years, something to treasure as time passes and something to reflect on when those children have children of their own.
Many people have boxes of photographs hidden away in cupboards. Bringing out these photographs can provide much fun. Seeing the old pictures from holidays, beach snaps, visits to the zoo and then the more formal, smart school photographs can provide an interesting afternoon for all.