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Family Portraits

 

 

If a person’s house catches fire, what are the things people will risk their lives to save? Aside from the obvious answers of people and pets, the next item family portraits and photo albums. I have experienced this and I know that this is true.

Family photo albums and family portraits on the wall are some of the most important objects to us, and yet lots of us take them for granted.

We often don’t realize the importance of family photographs until it is too late. A lot of us go looking for family photos when we lose a person close to us and it is only natural, we look to our family photographs to help us remember. These photos are the ones that will put smiles on our faces and help us cope with the change of a person no longer being nearby.

Going through these photos and memories can be upsetting and comforting. Upsetting because sometimes we can’t find enough if any good photos. Especially these days with mobile phone cameras – more often than not they are quick snaps often blurred, busy backgrounds or not great quality.

Something happens to us when we see pictures of our families. It allows us to treasure the moments we have today. We travel back in time and can see and feel details long forgotten. We can share memories from one generation to the next. And we are reminded of what matters and how time moves too quickly.