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Friday Favorite: Photos

August 14th, 2015

I almost always have my camera with me to take photos of anything and everything I come across. The result is that each year I take around 15,000 photos. Every now and then, I have to look through all my photos when searching for something specific for a client. It’s never a chore, in fact it’s something I rather enjoy doing. Yesterday I came across a few gems from the past, I’m so glad I take so many photos, there’s really no better way to record life!
rocking chair
tiny trailer travels (1)
brian working
hiking at Crater Lake National Park
heather vahila
tiny trailer travels
vintage camper garden shed
None of these images are amazing or dramatic, but each one is connected to a memory that brings up strong emotions. This is why I take photos, not just to capture the beauty in the world around me, but to capture the memories and those little pieces of life that might otherwise be forgotten with the passage of time.

Are you in the habit of collecting images of life?

2 Comments to “Friday Favorite: Photos”
  1. PennyAshevilleNC on August 14, 2015 at 8:02 am

    Oh….Lucy. When looking through old albums, I love the pictures that are candid- with people milling around or toys in the floor…the real story :) Today we have an online visual presence that is curated. Though beautiful, I do miss the mess of life telling the story.
    I love the photo with your camper- that thing is so cool….is it going anywhere this year?

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  2. Misti on August 14, 2015 at 9:45 am

    As the resident documentmentarian (is that a word? lol) of my house I too take a ton of photos. I also enjoy going back through them as well. It makes me miss printing them out sometimes.

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