I don’t know about you, but I take more pictures than ever now that cameras and smartphones have made photography so much easier to happen. I used to center the time I spent on photos—stopping to snap them, putting them into albums. Now I realize the important role they play in a happy life… in looking back to memories visually.
I’ve noticed that happy families tend to display large numbers of photos. In my bedroom, a long shelf is crowded with pictures of my husband and kids, and I love to look at them while I’m getting dressed. (The only challenge is that I’m running out of wall and shelf space!)
Photos tilt your memories toward the good experiences you’ve had, simply because you’re more likely to take photos of joyful times. That’s important, because due to a phenomenon known as “negativity bias,” it’s easier to recall bad times than good ones. Having snapshots of the latter keeps them vivid in our minds.
When you see something beautiful, it’s natural to feel the pride to share it with others. Having photos of things, you love gives you the satisfaction of doing that. On Pinterest, I love to collect and share pictures of fanciful tree houses and whimsical chandeliers. I get the joy that comes from looking at these things without having to own them (or buy them, for that matter)—and the fun of showing them to friends with just a few clicks.
Taking photos fosters creativity. Taking beautiful shots of images, and the need to find each day’s photo keeps you engaged and connected with the world in a creative way. I love the daily hunt for something striking to photograph. It’s a quick, easy way to infuse my daily routine with a creative spirit.
I like to remind myself how easy it is to forget. I’m always trying to figure out ways to hold on to memories. One thing I do is keep a daily one-sentence journal. I don’t have the time or energy to write much every day, but I can manage to jot down one sentence. Photographs are another easy way to record little moments that are precious but easily forgotten.
Don’t just take photos of special occasions—take photos of everyday life. These can be simple milestones but something that will be treasured by generation to generation. That’s what will interest you later.
Capturing a moment in time isn’t just about securing a memory—it can help you appreciate your life more every day.
Do it now, while you still have time. Start getting your portraits to collect more fond memories to remember through generations. Contact us now.
When you ask people what possessions they would rescue from their burning house, one of the most frequent answers is the photograph album or a computer with their digital images. When in panic mode it’s interesting that we would probably grab photos rather than valuable jewelry. This impulse to save our recorded memories is a powerful force which tells us much about the role of photography in our lives and our constant desire to distil our most precious moments into images.
We preserve the important events and people in our lives. The ceremonies of birth and birthdays, marriages and anniversaries, holidays and new houses are all recorded because they matter. Photographs are our personal story, a timeline of our lives filled with faces and places that we love. They are our story, which we can share with others. The hundreds of images come together to form a narrative of our lives.
A couple of generations later it might surface among old papers in an attic and someone would search for granddad among the fresh young faces. Photographs matter because they freeze moments of our lives which pass unremarkably and which seem to have little importance to us at the time. The significance, however, may be for others who search for the person we once were or the places we once knew. They can be small pieces of a jigsaw that complete the larger picture of our lives.
Images are much more than a simple record. Photography speaks to the best and most generous part of our human nature – the desire to share what we find beautiful and interesting with others. Millions of people sharing their personal, passionate and sometimes quirky take on the world around them. Our images can involve a world of strangers in our life. How powerful is that?
Photography allows us to express ourselves through an art form. We notice a beautiful landscape or an old man’s lined face and we want to capture it. Each of us will have a different reason to do so but, essentially, we want to create something. However humdrum our nine-to-five lives may be, the creation of an image makes us an artist. It feels good.
Our images can express joy and sorrow, wonder and sympathy.
Photographs can grab our attention and speak directly to our emotions.
Photography, at its best, is a powerful language which speaks to our emotions. It allows us to tell our story and show others our framing of the world around us.
Do you desire to distil your most precious moments into images? Contact us now at Cabo Pictures.
At Cabo Pictures we work with many businesses across Cabo, we have been lucky enough recently to be taking photographs of the hottest DJs within the music industry.
From February 23 – 24 we had the pleasure of covering the Hakkasan Group and Grupo Vidanta launch of OMNIA Dayclub, Herringbone Los Cabos, SHOREbar Los Cabos, and Casa Calavera, a whole new entertainment and restaurant district by Hakkasan Group in Cabo. These venues are the place to be for beautiful decor, sensational food and the latest music presented by some of the most well-known DJs in the world!
One of our highlights of the event was when the music legend Zedd took over the beachside pool party. His music and performance is not to be missed and this topped off an immense launch day with the pool packed full of partygoers soaking up the Baja sun. Our photographers were there to cover the whole day and made sure no moment went by without a quick snap! The first night we had Steve Aoki ramp up the night. Later that weekend, the iconic Calvin Harris took over the DJ booth and closed out the action-packed Grand Opening Weekend with a memorable headlining set going on until the early hours of the morning.
The opening welcomes a new era of entertainment and dining at Vidanta Los Cabos, making for a fully incredible, day-to-night experience for partygoers, visitors, and locals alike.
This venue is the heart of entertainment in Los Cabos. We were honoured and thrilled to capture some of the greatest moments of the event, here are some of our favorite moments from that weekend!
[pp_gallery id=”917″]So remember that if your looking for the hottest day club in Los Cabos don’t miss Omnia!
One of my resolutions is to take more boat cruises. We had the honor to be invited to join Pez Gato for their New Years Fireworks Party. We were scheduled as their photographer, but, we were having such a good time, we couldn’t distinguish whether it was work or play. The band was rocking for the entire cruise and the appetizers and drinks were non-stop. All of the drinks were so colorful!
We had stopped to get ready for the fireworks presentation when the boat crew started handing out grapes. These are not your typical grapes, they are lucky grapes. What? Started by the winegrowers of Spain in the 1800’s, who would gather at the town square for New Years and drink champagne while eating them, the tradition of the twelve grapes at midnight began. This is how it works. Select twelve grapes and for safety sake, we suggest small seedless ones. Have them handy as the new year approaches and be near a clock that chimes. As the bells begin to chime, you begin to eat your grapes quickly in synchronization with each chime of the clock. It’s believed that whoever can eat their grapes in time with the chimes would have a prosperous/lucky year. Over the years, there’s been variations and some believe that if you notice the taste of each grape that it will indicate whether that month of the year will be sweet or sour. Still others believe that if you make a wish as you eat each grape, it will come true. Do not eat all of the grapes at once as this is considered unlucky. I consider folks that can accomplish this tradition without choking, pretty lucky but, good luck if you try it.
As we began the new year, we were treated to the spectacular fireworks display as only Los Cabos can produce. May one of your New Years resolutions be to get a family photoshoot with Cabo Pictures!
Yesterday we had the pleasure of photographing Tropicat Catamaran a Pez Gato Cabo Sailing Company. Our task was to document their exclusive 4th of July All American Colada that will be featured tomorrow on Cabo Mar Catamaran and in Los Cabos Guide blog; “cocktail of the week for summer” We captured some great commercial photos for the boat. During the activity we were treat like clients and got to try all the food and drinks. This cruise unlike most that have a party atmosphere is very relaxing with slow jazz music playing in the background. They had amazing food platter of cheeses, crackers, chevice and tones of fruit were available the entire duration of the cruise. Not to say but the bar is great! Serving premium wines, spirits and even champagne all evening long. The wind was perfect so we lifted the sails and sailed effortlessly across the water.During the trip we were lucky enough to see schooling mobula rays jumping out of the water by the famous Cabo Arch. The Cabo jazz and wine cruise departs every night at 6pm for 2 hour on a 65ft sailing catamaran guided by an experienced crew ensuring a smooth and comfortable ride with plenty of space for everyone. The cost is $75 USD including unlimited food and beverages, but you can get 35% off if you get your ticket though loscabosguide.com It was a great experience with exceptional crew that made it even more enjoyable, we couldn’t have asked for more.