I spent a morning with my niece this past weekend and I brought my camera along. It is something that I tend to do these days because I have an adorable camera strap from FotoStrap and a huge desire to get better at photography. When I pulled out my camera to take some pictures my three-year-old niece asked me why I wanted to do that.
My first response was ” You are just so cute!” to which she smiled and posed for the picture. But as I thought about it, I told her “I take pictures so that I never forget these moments and what you look like right now!”
She laughed again and said, “Aunt Beth, my never change!” To which every adult knows the answer to, that is simply not true. I pulled out my phone and my TimeHop app and just there was a picture of her two years ago to that day! I showed it to her and told her that little baby was her two years ago!
We giggled some more and she finally said “Oh boy, my is so different!” Which is very true. And that is why pictures are so important to me. And that is why blogging is so important to me! The days will go by, people will change, fads will come and go, and children will grow up.
I take a picture to capture a moment forever and have something to leave before I go.
Rachel G says
I absolutely love the memory aspect of photos. I can get lost in an album of photos from years ago that helps me think about things I thought I'd totally forgotten.
Your niece is adorable! I love how such a simple question asked by a kid can really make you think. 🙂 As for me, I take photos because I love photography. Not just the capturing of memories, but the art and the components of photography. I love playing with my camera and shooting in Manual, too. It's just way too much fun!
She is sooo cute! It's always so much fun to go back and look at old photos and see how much things have changed.
Devra Pomeroy says
She's precious! No wonder you like to take pictures of her!
Taking more pictures is a discipline that I am trying to get better at. My husband doesn't always appreciate it. lol. All I have is my cell phone camera, but even that can capture some pretty good moments. I confess – sometimes I do take pictures just to have something to put on the blog. But a lot of times I just want to remember the evening walks, the goofy moments, the snuggles on the couch with our dog watching Downton Abbey or 24, the great dinners, the beautiful days, and so on.
Thanks for sharing! I am loving following your blog and your instagram!
<3 These pictures are so precious! Maybe in 2 more years you'll be showing her these. 🙂