Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
~Theodor Seuss Geisel
Memories are funny. Sometimes we think we will always remember a certain memory, especially when it comes to our family memories. Then years go by, life happens, and we forget. We go to tell a story and we just can’t remember it completely. Then we stumble on a photo and BAM the memories come flooding back. Sometimes even the smells, sounds, weather, all the little things about that moment flood your soul.
This happens a lot for me with family memories. There are times I think…how can I possibly forget this thing my child is doing, that I love so much. But over time I do. Whether it is sleep deprivation, chaos, life, or so many other factors. Then there are days like today. I resurrected a very old hard drive that we thought was toast. On that drive was years of memories that I forgot about. Years of photos thought to be gone for good. Photos I didn’t remember even existing.
Family memories found!
Including more photos of my second son than I thought I had. Because let’s be honest, the second child has way less images. And if they were born before the digital age, all their photos through the years may still be on the roll of film you never developed. Yes…I am that photographer that doesn’t have some film developed. I know I am not the only one. Raise your hand if you too slacked on photos.
Well, this is why today’s giveaway is all about family!! If you live in the Auburn CA (or surrounding areas), Palm Desert CA (or surrounding area), or even planning on visiting either place, then this giveaway is for you. Comment below and tell me your favorite family memory. I will be choosing one family for a family portrait session with Ann Keen Photography, valued at $400. See details at the end of this post. On Saturday (1/4/20 at 9a PST) I will announce the winner.
WINNER ANNOUNCED!! The Mustard Seed Farm Co is the winner of the family session!! Congratulations!!! (Updated 1/4/2020 at 9:13a)
Now for a highlight of portraits from 2017!! Enjoy!
Giveaway details: Family session must take place in or around Auburn, CA or in or around Palm Desert, CA sometime during 2020. Palm Desert session will only be done when Ann Keen Photography is in the area, which is typically 2-4 times a year. Session can be gifted to someone in either area. Not transferable for cash. Session includes up to 6 people, more than that will have a fee associated. This session also includes digital images. This giveaway is not sponsored by Facebook, Instagram, or anyone outside of Ann Keen Photography. Session winner will be announced Sunday, January 4, 2020 at 9a PST.