This weekend has been all about making memories with the whole the nation.

The queen’s platinum jubilee celebrations saw each city, town and street make memories that will last through the generations.

I’m actually old enough to remember the silver jubilee back in 1977. I still have those memories even though I was only 5 years old at the time.

We filled the whole school street with trestle tables and chairs, we ate sandwiches, cakes and drank squash.

It’s a shame we don’t have any photographs to mark this occasion!

Thanks to my great grandad Harry Gill, we do have lots of old photographs of the queen as a princess and some older royal celebrations that we can look through.

However, it would have been good to have our own family photos to mark the occasion.

It made me aware of just how important it is to record our lives and that of our growing families.

Luckily being a photographer, I record all our family events and celebrations. I make sure I store them well and even still make prints to save.

This weekend we especially enjoyed watching the Jubilee Pageant, with all the busses from the last 70 years.

It was good for my kids to see some of the memories from my childhood, spanning the 70’s to 90’s.

It gave them a glimpse of my past and hopefully made them aware of how lucky kids are now.

It’s great to look back and share family memories, and that is why my job is so special!

I give my clients the gift of capturing and making memories, so they can share them with generations to come.

If you are interested in booking a photo shoot to capture your own special family memories, please contact me here.

Until next time…

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Making Memories and the queens platinum jubilee