Saturday, October 5, 2013

Capturing Memories: 31 Days of Intentional Living

I have watched a lot of life through the lens of a camera.

A longtime hobby and interest of mine, photography and video are a big part of my life. In my opinion, there is nothing more special than capturing memories with and for others.

Since my kids were infants I have been intentional about documenting various moments of their childhood. Many vacations and "firsts" have made their way to prints or tape. But also a silly song they made up and a lot of giggling.

Now eleven and eight, my children watch themselves in amazement or pour over photo albums filled with adventures and good times.

I believe that being proactive in documenting life helps tell our stories. When memories fail us, photographs are a bridge to fill in the gaps and a chronological guide to our lives.

When was the last time you took some pictures or video of your family?

Do you have a hard drive filled with digitals you never look at?

Are you discouraged because the pictures of your kids never turn out very good?

Later this month, I will give you some tips on how to take great pictures of your kids and how to turn that box of 4x6s in your closet or the zillion gigabytes of digital photos on your computer into treasures your family will cherish for years to come. Stay tuned!

Are you intentional about documenting family vacations or events?

What keeps you from taking the time to pick up the camera?

This is the sixth post in a series, called 31 days of Intentional Living. You can find all the posts in this series here, updated each day in October. Category: Inspirational & Faith

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