Capturing the Moments

31/05/2011 Hello to everyone visiting this post via Northern Mum’s carnival. These photos are not the best (or even my best) by a long shot, they were taken on a dingy January weekend when I was so pregnant I could barely walk. This post does sum up my love of photography however.

My camera is the medium with which I am recording our family history. The everyday, humdrum of our lives is filled with so many moments worthy of being held up to the light.

I love that I am able to look back at pictures of my grandfather as a baby or a boy running through the garden in Fiji. I love seeing my grandmother holding my father as an infant who is a spitting image for Milla 56 years later. I hope one day my photos will provide an insight to those who come after me.

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  • Reply Abby January 16, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    What you are doing is brilliant, my own mum has albums and albums of photos from our childhood all kept in date order. We love to look through them with our children & remember back to our childhood. Each year she makes a calendar where she puts a photo from the corresponding month of the previous year into it, it is a lovely visual reminder of what the children were like the previous year and how they have changed. Your kids will cherish these gorgeous pictures when they are grown up.

    • Reply Kat January 24, 2011 at 9:18 pm

      I need to sort my childhood pictures, all in a jumble in boxes.

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  • Reply Bec Metcalf January 16, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    I agree with Abby, you are fulfilling your aim beautifully. The same reason why I write my blog too, to capture the lovely bits that I just never want to forget(although I don’t take as pretty a picture as you do!)

    • Reply Kat January 24, 2011 at 9:20 pm

      Thanks Bec. Keep taking pictures, mine have got so much better these last few years mostly because I have taken more pictures.

  • Reply Claire January 16, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    I am incredibly jealous of your pictures. They’re beautiful. I must must must start capturing these moments.

    And I must get myself a decent camera too!

  • Reply Claire January 16, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Ps. Yes, they are the spitting image of each other!!! You’d ink it was the same child!!,

    • Reply Kat January 24, 2011 at 9:21 pm

      There is a picture of him in the bath I can’t look at because it is too weird :)

  • Reply Abby January 17, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Ah, lovely sentiments. I feel the same way. x

  • Reply Deb January 17, 2011 at 10:48 am

    I too take lots of pictures of ordinary things/life. The family just ignore me now. What do you do with your pics Kat, are you good at getting the best printed?

    • Reply Kat January 24, 2011 at 9:23 pm

      Absolutely terrible! I have only two framed pictures of each child in the house and no albums. I do print and send to grandparents but that’s it. Thinking of doing some photos books either by year or for each year of each child’s life. How about you?

  • Reply Liz@VioletPosy January 17, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    They are such beautiful photos Kat. I try to do the same, and capture every moment I can. When my Nan died all she left was a suitcase full of photos of her family and those that came before her, I saved them as they were the most precious thing she could have left us. I want to be able to do the same.

    • Reply Kat January 24, 2011 at 9:24 pm

      When my Grandfather died it was photos I took. He was really passionate about his pictures and part of where my interest comes from.

  • Reply A Modern Mother January 22, 2011 at 8:02 am

    Wow, that could be the same baby! Amazing.

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