I’ve been looking back at my childhood photos. My dad was always taking photos. I’m probably one of the lucky few who actually have a family album and childhood photos to look back at. This is why I am so passionate about making memories precious.

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One of my childhood photos.


Given the way I feel about my own childhood photos, here are five photos I think your children would love to have in later life.
Your kids on holiday
I’ve lost count of the number of parents I’ve met that wished they had more pictures of their children’s childhood. The early years of a child’s life are precious and worth remembering – family holidays definitely make up a big part of these memories.
Natural Smiles | kimrixphotography.co.uk
One of the problems a lot of people ask me about is how best to get young children to smile for the camera. I can say from years of experience this is truly a tricky thing to master but I have two sure fire ways to get smiles.
Read the full article about this here.
Your kids graduating
Back in the early 1980’s I went to my brother’s Graduation at Cambridge University. It’s one of those precious childhood photos that I will always cherish. It doesn’t matter what level of education your child is graduating from it is an achievement that you’ll want to celebrate and capture as a memory.
I have written about graduation photography. It’s quite a specific type of ceremony to photograph and I’ve covered some of the best tips to follow to ensure you can include a photo in your kid’s childhood photo album.
Your family portrait
The only photos missing from our family albums are our family portrait. I’m referring to the one where my dad is in the picture, of course.  *sigh*.
Pets in your Childhood Photos
During my childhood, we had 4 cats in the family – each child had a cat. My cat was called ‘Petal’. I remember she was a grey tabby cat and she out-lived the other three cats up until I was about sixteen. I’ll never forget my childhood cat which is why I feel it’s so important to include the family pets in your kid’s childhood photos.
Childhood Photos | Kim Rix Photography

A young girl with her pet bulldog.


Birthday parties
My sister’s birthday is in July, so we used to have a joint birthday party in the Summer.  I love those photos, especially remembering those early childhood friends. I wonder where they are now and what they’re doing.
Family history is so important to me. I’d love to know what you think of my suggestions. Let me know in the comments below.
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Making Memories Precious