The Benefits of Combining Photos and Family History
Genealogy photography is an excellent way to document the stories of our families and their histories. In my own research, researching your family tree and collecting photos of your ancestors can create a unique visual representation of your family’s past. Not only will this help you learn more about your ancestors, but it can also provide valuable insight into the lives of those who came before you. Through photos, we can capture moments in time that would otherwise be lost forever. By combining genealogy research with photography, we can gain a deeper understanding of our family heritage and create lasting memories for future generations to enjoy.
This information can be invaluable in helping you understand who you are today and where you come from. Let’s break this down a little deeper.
Gather old photos and begin research
Have you ever wanted to take a trip down memory lane? Gather up all of your old photos and start researching. You will never know what kind of stories you might uncover. From family histories to forgotten memories, there’s so much to explore when you start digging into the past.
There are many different websites that offer Genealogy research and you may just be surprised what you find out with a little research like GenealogyBank.com and Ancestry.com
Exploring Creative Ideas for Capturing Your Family’s Heritage Through Photos
So now you’ve done a little bit of research into your own history. Now it’s time to create history of your own. Capturing your family’s heritage through photos is a great way to explore your family’s now and document its history so when your grandbabies grow up they can repeat this process. With creative ideas, you can capture the stories, emotions, and experiences that make up your family’s lineage. We can do this through professional family photography or even through the use of your own cell phone. I’ll explore both examples below:
How to take beautiful heirloom photos that capture generations of memories
Taking beautiful heirloom photos that capture these memories is an art form and the easiest and by far, best way to create heirloom photographs is to hire a professional photographer. A family photographer’s main job is to preserve your family’s legacy, while capturing the memories that will contribute to your history.
Using our phones to preserve our legacy
Taking photos for future generations is an important task that requires thoughtfulness and creativity. With modern technology, it’s easier than ever to capture moments and memories in beautiful pictures. Here are some tips to help you take the best photos for future generations:
1. Use natural light whenever possible – Natural light will give your photos a beautiful, soft look that will stand the test of time.
2. Capture candid moments – Unposed shots often have more emotion and energy than posed ones, making them perfect for capturing special moments in time.
3. Utilize creative angles – Get creative with your angles to capture unique perspectives of your subject matter.
4. Invest in quality equipment – Investing in quality equipment, like phone tripods and great quality cameras (most phones nowadays have them,) can make all the difference when it comes to taking high-quality photos that will last through the years.
5. Edit sparingly – Editing too much can make a photo look artificial and dated over time, so use editing tools sparingly when necessary.
One of the absolutely most important steps, which is not to be skipped, is to print your photographs. if you hire a photographer your package may include the prints or you may need to purchase them. If you choose to take photos of your family on your own, there are countless apps that can allow you to print your digital photographs. Photos are a tangible way to remember special occasions, people, and places. They can be shared with family and friends, and can be kept for decades and will outlive you. I cannot stress how important this is!
Technology changes, and while computers use flash drives and Cds now, there is no guarantee that they will be used in the far future. The safest and most guaranteed way to ensure that your pictures are seen- is to print them.
The Best Ways to Preserve & Display Your Ancestry Photos
“Okay, so I printed them or my photographer has sold me an album or created wall art, now what do I do? Where do I keep them so they are safe?”
Print the images, cut them out, and engage in an activity making a family tree
Order mementos of the pictures
Here is a picture of the British Royal Family and their family tree.
In conclusion, the combination of photos and family history can be an excellent way to explore and preserve our family’s past. By combining these two elements, we can create a unique and meaningful experience that can be shared with others for our future generations. Not only can we learn more about our ancestors, but we can also gain insight into our own heritages, families, and identities. The combination of photos and family history can be a great way to bring the past to life and make the present our history.