I try hard to feature images from my past in the industry, but every now and then there's a classic family shot that deserves to be shared. The image on the right is of my Mom and Dad. On the back my mother wrote "March, 6 months pregnant." She's pregnant with me at this point. I also love the shadow of the photographer that shares part of the spotlight. Remember the one rule of thumb in those days was ALWAYS have your subject facing the sun.
In addition to the images themselves, the way my mother cherished every photograph was wonderful. The album is an old wooden album with their names in raised black letters on the front. The pages are all black and she used those lick and stick corners to hold in the prints. She wrote on the back of every image with dates and descriptions.
Things have changed so much, but remember how long ago this is. Every image, be it good or bad was saved. She never threw out a photograph, because each one was truly magical. Every image was captured on film and was special. In addition, every photograph is of family and friends. I have yet to find any early prints without people in them. It was essentially considered a waste of film to take pictures of anything but people.
So, it's Throwback Thursday. Take a few minutes to search through some of your old images.
Note: The image of the camera was found on Pinterest from etsy.com.