My name is Grace, and I don’t have a superb memory. But neither do a lot of us.
Photographs have a powerful effect on our memory. A single snapshot can bring back an entire time, place, and feeling.
I learned this reality thanks to my dad. All growing up, my dad took a significant amount of photographs of everything from vacations to birthdays to random summer days to my brother and I goofing off. When I was a kid, I thought it was weird that he was “living through a lens.” But, because of his archive he’s created over the years, I (and lots of other people) can remember SO much of my life. For me, that’s the definition of a priceless gift.
So, with my dad as my inspiration, my goal here is simple: at least one photo every day, even if the only picture I took that day was something that seems so insignificant or silly. I caption many of the photos, but not all. If I feel so inclined to write more, I do. If I am inspired to post a bunch of photos, I do that too. The only requirement is one photo – one single moment by which to remember the day.
Life happens, so I cannot guarantee that every single day will hold a photo. But I do my very best! It’s my hope that this inspires you to approach photography with more intention and to have access to moments in your life outside the bounds of social media.