Story Play | Photography | Community Zoom Call

Thanks to those of you who were able to join us for the live community zoom call today! We recorded the conversation and it's available for you now. 

Also, big thanks to everyone who shared their own stories related to photography as we celebrated their role in our memory keeping adventures this week! 

Have a great weekend! 

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  1. sarahmtoward says…

    It was a great conversation, thanks so much all. I’m building up the confidence to share some photos over on my IG 😬.

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    1. AliEdwards says…

      You've got this Sarah!

    2. Untiedt says…

      Sarah, I would love to see your photos. I have a dog named Romeo, so bring on the dog photos. Have a great weekend.

  2. kimvanderveen says…

    I also thanks everyone. My English is terrible but you give me the courage to speak in the zoom call. I am so thankful for this community and I learn a lot, mostly about myself. Memory keeping in this way (gratitude and your stories matters) is for my very helpful! So thanks Ali and team!

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    1. chiswickmum says…

      Lovely to hear from you! Your English is SO much than my (non-existent) Dutch.

  3. Blitzburggirl says…

    I really enjoyed the time spent chatting. Jen’s convo about being the photo taker- folks that don’t like their photos taken- looking back and loving them- celebrate who we are- right now- etc.

    First, thank you Ali, for nearly 20 years of that message in my life. I appreciate it more than you will ever know.
    Also, curating joy. With DD especially, even in the hardest, most difficult seasons of my life, “making sure I’d have a cool thing to document on each day” brought me so much joy over the years. Even (and maybe especially) in the hardest seasons. At first I thought it would be inauthentic.. but it turns out that it IS a great way to get out of my head, to find joy in the moment and also, bring my loved ones along- sometimes even when they are the challenge in the time (ugh. Teenagers are the best and the worst!!!)

    Anyway, I went off on a huge tangent. Back to Jen’s convo. Over the years I have been the documenter. The photo taker. The photo sharer. Some people have to be coaxed. Some have to be sneaky, and some people won’t get out from in front of the camera! The “kids” are grown and I am in the phase where sharing and the fun online conversations are in a quiet space. But I also find, I’m less willing to chase the difficult ones down. I’m also less likely to pull my phone out for 100-700 photos of a trip etc…. Does anyone else feel a little guilty that you aren’t “doing your job” of compiling a zillion photos? I have a lifetime of images of these 20 something kids and nieces and nephews. When the want a photo, or photos, the come to to me. But- in the last 2-3 years, I’ve slowed down soooo much. I don’t see that changing, but I’m curious if this is a course others are observing for themselves?

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    1. chiswickmum says…

      Agree with so much of this. And yes, I don’t take out my camera so much because I’m fed up with people avoiding it or making some negative comment. I focus on those who get why I take photos, and are happy to be included, even if that is only one shot of them. I also have reduced the number of photos I take on a trip because the deleting/scrolling takes so long! I’d rather have fewer to start with.

    2. AliEdwards says…

      I find this for myself too - taking less photos overall but maybe with more intention?