Childhood memories are the most important in life.
As an adult try to remember your favourite childhood memory: scoring the winning goal for the school team, going to sleep at your Grandma’s, your first underage pint in a pub (please drink responsibly) or being asked to be a flower girl at a family wedding. Top Tip, a flower girl should be under 8 years of age, any older and I think they’d rather be referred to as a junior bridesmaid.
Childhood memories are the building blocks of our personality. We are shaped into who we are as an adult in our early years. Children absorb everything we throw at them and creating memories will be worth all the effort. When I smell fresh cut privet, it takes me straight back to walking to my Nana’s house on a Sunday morning, the smell of chlorine makes me remember school swimming trips (wet and hungry).
Try to imagine how these 2 flower girls walking into the ceremony room at Wynyard Hall are feeling, as the huge doors are opened and they walk into the room where the bride and groom are about to get married, on top of that they have got to remember to sprinkle rose petals down the aisle. A gargantuan moment in their little world, but the one thing I can guarantee you, they will remember this day for the rest of their lives. This moment will be added to previous and upcoming precious memories for these 2 little girls and I’ve captured the image that will provide a visual memory for them too. This reminds me of how huge my job is and this and many other images I have shot at this wedding at Wynyard Hall will increase in value as these girls get older.
“Sometimes I return back to the state of mind I had as a child when I believed nothing was impossible.” – Jonathan Harnisch, when we were invincible…