Old photos are the best!
There is so much you can remember from one photo.
When I go through my old photos I can remember the heat on my skin the smell in the air, the feeling I had, the people I was with and how much fun I was having. The memory goes beyond the photo looking at. This is why I love taking engagement pictures, wedding pictures and Family Portraits.
I love the thought of helping couples remember the Love, Joy and Happiness they felt during their Engagement. I love the thought of years down the track their Wedding Pictures being discussed and all those memories coming back to the surface.
I love the thought of a couple looking at their younger selves and thinking "I really loved you that day and I still do" and I love the idea of a couple calling me a few years later to tell me they started a family and would like some Portraits. I love the thought of a Mother pulling out the Wedding Album and teaching her daughter why she choose her Father to be the man of her dreams.
To me nothing is more important than marriage and family.
I know at the time wedding photos seem to be all about The Dress, The Venue and The Vows and it is. I capture all the details you planned. Yet I love knowing the long term effect these images have on your life. They become the moments that matter. They become your History.
This is why I choose to be a photographer.