Some of Life’s Most Memorable Moments Aren’t Meant to be Photographed
Our lives are overflowing with memorable moments. Strung together, these moments serve as a legacy of sorts; a reminder that we were here – that we lived and loved and laughed out loud.
Photographing the memorable milestones and sweet, everyday moments that make up our lives allows us to reflect upon, celebrate and honor those memories. But some of life’s most memorable moments aren’t meant to be photographed.
The power and beauty of photographing life’s memorable moments
I am completely, uncontrollably and irrevocably obsessed with photography. Exposure. Composition. Challenging myself to find my camera’s sweet spot as I click-click-click away. It’s all so exciting, even more so when I manage to capture a great shot.
While nailing difficult shots makes me giddy inside, photographing the memorable moments we create as a family fills me with overwhelming joy.
There’s something so magical about looking at the ones you love through the lens of a camera; capturing those precious, fleeting moments and freezing them forever with just a click of a button. Time stands still, every emotion is amplified and the beauty of the moment becomes infinite. Never-ending.
Photographs have the power to pull you in and place you smack dab in the middle of the moment. The emotions that these images evoke and the feelings they convey can be incredibly overwhelming; from a hearty laugh between a father and son, to a heart-wrenching goodbye between a soldier and his little girl.
Memorable moments like these were meant to be photographed.
A memorable legacy
My passion for capturing the memorable moments in my life goes beyond my obsession with photography.
I’m determined to create more than just a legacy of love. I want to create a tangible reminder of the memories I’ve made and the moments I’ve shared with my children, for my children. I want so much for them to have something to look back on and to hold on to; a physical reminder of the memorable moments we created throughout our lives together. I want those memorable moments to live on, long after I’m gone.
So I click away, photographing the memorable moments in my life as they unfold.
Some of life’s most memorable moments aren’t meant to be photographed
But some of life’s most memorable moments aren’t meant to be photographed. They’re meant to be lived and enjoyed.
Like the beautiful moment I shared with my 2-year old daughter one afternoon while laughing and splashing along the edge of a rocky creek. I’ll never forget her squealing with delight as she threw rock after rock into the water; the chirping of birds and gurgling of the creek, sunlight filtering through the trees and resting ever so softly on her head – framing her in a halo of light. The world around us fell away and in that moment nothing else mattered.
My daughter may never be able to recall the beautiful memories we made that day and that’s more than alright with me.
Because some of life’s most memorable moments just aren’t meant to be photographed or left behind. They’re meant to be lived and enjoyed; the memory of it ever happening, nestled deep within the heart and whispered in the wind.