Capturing Memories That Matter

Marriage Tayler Beede May 21, 2013

I saw a quote image the other day that said “what you take pictures of shows what you’re most afraid of losing.” Obviously this can’t be entirely factual, but it got me thinking. The pictures I take are the memories I’ll have later down the road. They’re the memories I’ll show my children and my children’s children. And they aren’t going to be interested my pictures of new shoes, food, or other possessions. They’ll want to see pictures of some of my biggest blessings here on earth—my family.

Reminiscing together

Kyle and I started dating when we were 16, and being 16 meant constantly taking pictures. I took so many pictures of us because I wanted to cherish all of the wonderful memories I we were making together.

I love having those pictures now. When we look back on them it brings us back to those head-over-heels, do anything to spend time together, talk and talk for hours love. It reminds us of how far we’ve come and what made us fall in love in the first place. Our pictures remind us of the time when all we had was love and faith. They tell a story of the journey God has brought us on together, and I’m so thankful for that. There are so many little moments that I wouldn’t remember if it wasn’t for these snapshots of our lives.

Capturing memories together

I’ve recently been inspired to start taking pictures of things that matter, not just things that make up a great Instagram picture. We’re both extremely busy; we’re both working full-time and in college full-time. But I don’t want this to be a phase of our life that gets forgotten because we have no real way to remember it by. I want to be able to look back and thank God for all of those little moments.

It doesn’t matter if you aren’t going on extravagant vacations—document the beauty in your day-to-day life. Make the most out of your time together by taking pictures! Reminiscing with your husband is so special. It’s a great way to connect and remember all of the wonderful times you’ve spent together.