Here we are on Part 2 of Documenting your life and today I wanted to talk about a great way to prioritise this (and make it easier on yourself) to capture your life regularly. If you missed Part 1 about how to flex your beauty seeking muscle - you can read it here.
A great way to make sure you're capturing your life from year to year is to create family (or couple) traditions. Make something fun that you do every year - it could be camping, an annual all-out big family picnic, taking your family to the mountains, a board-game night, making a big deal over the first day of school, or taking on the local festival as a family. Whatever it is - make it fun, make it special and capture it. Another option is to have the tradition BE the photoshoot. Every Springtime, you could do a professional photoshoot and hold it in a different location - a city adventure, amongst the springtime blossoms, or bundled up for an in-home session!
You could make a small album of this special day every year. How cool will it be to look back on in 5, 10 years time - memorialising this same event every year - seeing how you've changed, how much you've grown with the same constant theme running through it (your tradition).
Creating family traditions makes time for the important things in life - time with your loved ones!! I remember one of my close friends used to have one Friday night a month where they would have a 'family night' where they used to do all sorts of activities together - from board games, to going to the cinemas, to a dinner cooked by every one together. No matter what, they all had to be there (they were older kids). They all looked forward to it too, it wasn't a chore. I was a little disappointed we didn't have something similar in our family at the time, but I vowed I would create something similar in my own family one day.
Do you have any family traditions? Would love to hear them in the comments below!
I am now available for Spring Family sessions in Switzerland! Get in touch if you want me to capture your first family tradition!