I believe the purpose of a photograph is to remind us.
To remind us of the sweet time between "I will" and "I do"; the little tease whispered in your ear that made you laugh on your wedding day; the way your first born used to hold onto that one tattered corner of her blankie while sucking her thumb; or how bittersweet that last summertime vacation was before your youngest left for college. A photograph should remind you of what you hold dear. It should tell a story of the little details as well as the broad and beautiful picture of who you are and of who you love.
“A photograph never grows old...As people live on, they change completely. That is why I think a photograph can be kind.”
- Albert Einstein