I love photography. It’s been a passion of mine for a long time, even before I realized that I loved it so much. Growing up, my brother and I always had a camera in our face. My dad loved to take pictures too and I’m lucky to have so many of my family showing all the important events, family gatherings, and all the embarrassing moments forever captured on Kodachrome (which by the way, I grew up listening to this Simon and Garfunkel song).
Skip to many years later, I’m newly married and lucky to have lived and traveled overseas. A few years later, we are a young family with two little girls. A few years from then, we move back to Germany. All this time, I am snapping away and have these pictures cataloged, labeled, dated, but they are mocking me. They are just sitting in boxes and envelopes. At one point I was totally immersed in scrapbooking and was successful in getting some of my pictures into albums. I was a stay at home mom and this was something that I had time for then, but somewhere along the way, I just forgot about the pictures, or maybe I should say I tried to forget about the boxes and boxes and envelopes full of pictures that never made it into the albums.
Last week I had to buy a new printer and we got one that does a little of everything. The scanning feature works really well and I’ve decided to finally get those pictures digitized and printed into a scrapbook. It may not be fancy, but I will have at least something tangible for my daughters and family to look at!
These following images were taken with a Minolta Maxxum 300si, a gift from my husband right before the birth of our first child. I loved this camera!