Why do we take so many photographs? | Houston Family Photographer Alisa Murray explains….| #alisamurray #takingphotosalldaylong

Why do we take so many photographs?
There are several reasons why we take tons of pics. We want to capture every moment and we think by having our iPhones constantly on standby that somehow everything in our lives will be documented. People are collectors. We like to gather things and add them to collections that we have that make up triggers for our memories that help us to sort and  make sense and bring order to  our lives.
I recommend that each family takes a few pics then puts down their cameras. The brain needs to process making a memory as much as there is the need for an object to be created from that moment..i.e. a photograph. Memory making  works different parts of the brain than  when you are focusing on taking a picture. If you are constantly taking pictures and stopping to enjoy moments then your memory will be that of taking picture sand not of the actual moment. NOT GOOD! It is as if you are there but not there. You begin to feel like a extra in a film of your life. Each child should have a book made of their childhood and the images created for those should include both mom and dad’s takes but the takes from siblings, with grandparents and if they can afford it, the eye of a professional portrait artist. 

 Regularly going to see a professional will give you different perspectives that are virtually impossible to re-create or to create at all because the professional sees each family and as their friend knows the relationships between parent and child and child and sister and the family dog. If you’ll do all these things; when the kiddos are graduating and leaving for university then you will have captured fully your  family during the growing years without feeling like a film director at every meal or special event or a by stander in the story of your life!  #alisamurray #alisamurrayphotography  #auntieArockstheshots

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

*

*