As we move towards a more digitalised world, we become increasingly reliant on technology to store memories and lessons from the people that we know and love.
However, digital memories can be lost in a moment, and they don't feel quite as real as the rich history they represent. Producing a tangible photographic heirloom to pass down through generations can facilitate conversations, reflection, and bonding between family members and friends.
Documenting and sharing the lives of our elders is also empowering - for them, for us, and for generations to come. Their wisdom and experience is invaluable. When we take the time to speak with and listen to them, it's remarkable what lessons can emerge. Asking a loved one to talk about their life helps us cultivate an appreciation for our heritage and gives them a renewed sense of purpose, knowing that their stories will enrich the lives of their descendants.
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The photo on the left provides context for all the stories I've heard about my great-great grandmother. Thinking about her when I created this offering has left me humbled and inspired.
Discovering more about my own ancestral roots motivated me to create this offering. One of the most significant role models in my life is my grandmother, an antiques dealer and curator of our historical family home, the Benjamin Nye Homestead and Museum.
Sometimes, the juxtaposition of the two most “vulnerable” beings in society can illustrate how important and significant their existence is. This sweet and innocent interaction reminds us of what we can learn from devotional connections based on unconditional love.
Pets are often are huge part of a loved one's legacy. Not only do they provide companionship and unconditional love, it gives their caretakers a sense of purpose.
Lifestyle, hobbies, and passions are also factored into Preserving Legacy shoots. Each one is personalized to focus on whatever the subject values the most.