I always wanted a camera as a child, but didn’t have that luxury. If I would have had a camera, I would have so many childhood memories documented. Our late night ice cream trips would be one of them!What memories to do you carry from your childhood that give you an instant feeling of joy? I have countless memories of spending time at the family cabin up north. You will see a trend in my own Session Sparks in that so many are about time shared at the cabin. We have very little photos. The photos we do have are often of objects and we aren’t in them.
Yes, the memories are etched in my head. I will carry them on. But what’s kind of sad is that they end with me. I can share the stories with my kids, but they won’t truly get it. My stories can spark their imagination. If I had photos to accompany the stories, it would be so much more powerful.
P.S. Just a thought, if you have a little one, a camera is a perfect holiday gift. Give them the opportunity to document their childhood from their own perspective. My daughter has taken over my old (first) camera. You can see Kendall’s photos starting from when she was just 2 (almost 3) years old! Here you can read about my gear, but also the entry level DSLR I recommend.