Marketing materials surrounded by a black vintage telephone, vintage film camera, cactus and paper ribbonLegacy Collective | Photography by Angela McConnellMassive thanks to Samantha from @haveandholddesign for working with me to create these beautiful new materials for my portrait clients.
I'm encouraging my clients to record stories with their images so that it is a legacy for their future.


The Legacy Collective is my challenge to you to start printing all of your special memories and write a small paragraph or story about them. What was something funny or quirky surrounding the picture, what was special about the outfit or jewellery you were wearing at the time?

Were you the in the process of a major transition or journey in your life and want to celebrate your success, or talk about the strength you had to overcome a challenge. 

Tuck these little memories into the frame or on the back of the photograph. It's one thing to talk about the stories behind the images, but how amazing would it be for future generations to read and bring life to your images about what this moment meant to you at the time.

I love revisiting old photos, whenever I am home in New Zealand, I will flick through my old albums and other family photos. There are some photos that really stick in my mind - the one where I am wearing my mum's sunnies (which were huge on my probably 4 year old face) in our back yard running towards the camera with my uncle in the background - I love it but I couldn't tell you why.

There are so many reasons to print out your favourite images that resonate with you. You may have seen this article not so long ago where the vice-president of Google warned of a "digital black hole". We only need to look at developments in the last 20 years where floppy disks were superseded by CD and now CD is being superseded by USB.

You don't need to only print professional photos though, print out your favourite Instagram photo or images you post to Facebook. Make a photo book of all the images you love from the previous year, or holidays you have taken. Have something tangible that records your memories.

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