Capturing memories

Have you ever found yourself caught in a moment where  you’ve wished you could commit every single second to memory?

Our minds are brilliant at helping us preserve a memory, this is due to the hippocampus. This part of our brain helps us formulate new memories as well as connecting sensations and emotions to that moment.

As much as we cherish our memories, it is a wonderful experience to capture the moment on camera. This allows us to not only share the memory with others but also to immortalise it. In capturing the moment we are creating a visable memory that will show our loved ones for years to come. 
Looking through old pictures can evoke a memory of an occasion. That moment captured can flood our hearts and minds with the emotion of the day and even allow us to feel closer to loved ones who have passed.
When I look back on my parents wedding photos I can feel the happiness from the images captured. The smiles on their faces and the love that exudes from the photos allows me to feel connected to that day.
It fascinates me how a memory from someone else is so easily opened to others with the sharing of a photograph.
Moments in time
Throughout our lives we will inevitably want to capture those special moments. From holding our children to our wedding day, these are days that we will want to cherish and relive over and over. 
I’ve often heard people say that when they get married they’re lost in a blur on the big day itself. So when it comes to seeing the photos from the day they manage to lose themselves in the moment, in the memory!
Now though thanks to social media you can have others help capture the memory too.

The latest trend is for people to create a hashtag for their wedding day. They then ask guests to post any photos they take under that tag, this allows the bride and groom as well as guests to see all the images captured on the day.

Wedding photo shop
Although it may feel like the world and his wife are on social media nowadays, not everyone is. That is where wedding photo swap comes in. This handy app allows you to create a wedding album(s) where your guests can share images of your big day. The great thing about this app is that photos are private, guests can only share to your album if given the details. This allows people who worry about their children on social media to feel safe in the knowledge that their photos are not widely available.
Disposable cameras
Not a fan of the digital era, then why not go old school and leave disposable cameras on the tables for your guests to capture the moment. I knew a couple who turned the viewing of these photos into a post-wedding party. It was completed with a drinking game, for every blurred picture guests were invited to do a shot.


  1. September 18, 2018 / 6:16 pm

    The hashtag is such a simple idea, though I’ve got to admit I love the retro disposable camera idea

    • September 18, 2018 / 6:17 pm

      I like the drinking game that can come afterwards lol x

  2. September 27, 2018 / 9:07 am

    I love the idea of the photo swap. A great way to bring photos together whilst maintaining privacy !! #BlogCrush

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