What are your most treasured memories and how did you capture them? Share with Fujifilm - £200 voucher to be won

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LucyBMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 14-Apr-21 09:30:03

This sponsored discussion is now closed. Thanks to everyone who shared their memories on the thread below.

The way we capture memories has changed a lot over the years and the prevalence of smartphones in our modern world now means that almost everyone has a camera at their fingertips. Whether it was an unexpectedly special moment or a day you knew you would always remember for the right or wrong reasons, Fujifilm would like to hear about your treasured memories as a child, adult, or parent and how you have captured those moments to be able to remember them.

Here’s what Fujifilm has to say: “We all have those special memories that we like to think back on from time to time, whether that be from your own childhood, in your adult life, or as part of parenthood. There are so many key moments throughout life, and there's so many different ways to capture them - whether that be a keepsake, or on video, on a digital, disposable or instant camera, or just snapshots on your smartphone. At Fujifilm, we want to empower you to bring your stories to life, to tell it your way, and add new chapters as it evolves.

Everybody has a unique story to tell about their most treasured memories, and we would love to hear how you've captured yours. We’re also offering Mumsnet users 20% off all photobooks, photo gifts and wall art! Just use the code FUJIMUMS20 at www.myfujifilm.co.uk.”

What is your most treasured memory? Were you able to capture that moment on film or in a photo? How do you display your photos within your home? Perhaps you have a dedicated photo wall for everyone to see or a dusty stack of family albums to look through when you’re feeling nostalgic? Is the camera roll on your phone full to the brim with photos that you haven’t yet had the opportunity to print, but would love to be able to show off?

All who post on this thread will be entered into a prize draw where one lucky MNer will win a £200 voucher for a store of their choice (from a list).

Thanks and good luck with the prize draw!

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sheilads105 Wed 14-Apr-21 13:18:36

We have taken (and printed and framed) photos of our kids every christmas eve since they were born. They adorn our kitchen wall and the memories of those younger babes is there everyday for us to see.

LTsMum1 Wed 14-Apr-21 13:41:15

I treasure the photos taken at the birth of my son (C-section) as the nurse captured my partner holding him for the first time which I missed as I was being stitched up. A special album for his birth photos is how we chose to keep them

BristolMum96 Wed 14-Apr-21 13:43:10

My most treasured memory is definitely the birth of my child, all photos taken on a smartphone and then printed later using snapfish app

Asuwere Wed 14-Apr-21 14:08:46

I have a birthday collage picture printed for each of my DC; it has a photo of them on their birthday each year and it's obviously updated each year. It's nice to see the change in them over the years, in one place.
We have lots of photo frames around the house and I regularly change the photos.
I find the photo doesn't need to capture the right moment, but seeing a photo often triggers the memory of certain moments, IYSWIM smile

itsywitsy Wed 14-Apr-21 14:59:20

I have a digital photo frame with several of by baby / toddler / first day at school photos which alternate -love watching it.

HALA Wed 14-Apr-21 15:27:21

my children growing up are my treasure memories, and I have made photo books to remember milestones

Rae1000 Wed 14-Apr-21 15:28:21

Gosh I have quite a few. I am a prolific photographer and try to capture all times and occasions. I am good at cataloguing and then getting my photos printed. I put into albums which are dated and also put where we are etc. My post special prints are usually enlarged and then hung on my family wall in the hall. I love them...slightly to the annoyance of others in my family

xxxxclarexxxx Wed 14-Apr-21 15:33:06

I love a photograph of my fav people! My son thinks I'm annoying getting him to pose for any photos. But I also love a little snap shot of every day life, like a walk out or if he's messing about with his dad or helping to cook tea with us - I sneak in a little photo of them to look back on as that's when you see a true picture of his personality - rather than a forced smile when you say to him 'say cheese!' We have a gallery wall in our hallway of special moments and memories but it's amazing how they can become so old and our son has grown up so much since them, and they aren't even from that long ago! I have folders of pictures In my phone too so it's always nice to look back on them too! X

JS06 Wed 14-Apr-21 15:34:41

I suppose our most treasured memories are those involving the children. My husband moans that we have huge memory capacity on our Mac taken up by photos but that's where they are. I use the stock for photo books and canvas prints for us and for grandparents. We regularly do a back up on a hard drive to ensure there are few chances of loss of data.

Carriecakes80 Wed 14-Apr-21 15:48:08

I of course take the random happy pictures of me and the family doing things together, especially when they least expect it...though tbh I'm usually more likely to be filming them because I lost all my family videos from when I was a kid and I loved watching them, so now my own kids will have dvds to show their own kids what they were like, from tantrums to medals! lol
But I also love taking photos of my husband, his twinkly eyes and gorgeous grin keep me going every single day, and I love taking his picture!

Maria68 Wed 14-Apr-21 17:08:42

One of my treasured memories is when my kids were little on stage at a telent contest while at haven, I took lots of photos of them on different holidays, all in photo albums. I was running out of space so recently I discovered photo books (am not that techy so was a bit weary) but it was realy easy, now I do photo books as Xmas presents. I also have a video with the kids on which I'm trying to get put into dvd.

Maria68 Wed 14-Apr-21 17:10:02

I think nothing beats proper photos

fishnships Wed 14-Apr-21 17:14:54

Memories captured over the years on camera, now in a stack of photograph albums, making it easy to look through at any time. It's holidays and my parents and children, seeing them growing up through the years.

KeyboardWorriers Wed 14-Apr-21 17:19:03

Definitely my children when they were brand new smile. I am so glad we lived in the era of digital photography so I could take some lovely snaps even as I recovered from my EMCS.

The whole wall of the stairs is covered in photos of the children and other family members and special places

Kweenxo Wed 14-Apr-21 17:26:33

I lost my nan several years ago and whenever I remember her it's always with fond thoughts. I had a photograph of a time when she did my makeup. It was absolutely horrendous (I was around 11 or so then) but now it just makes me laugh.

36degrees Wed 14-Apr-21 17:42:34

I have a photo of the first time I met one of my best friends nearly 30 years ago, another friend was at the same party and snapped us dancing, then had a copy made for me, it's a really good photo and as I've got older I've definitely appreciated it more - I look so much better in it than I thought I did at the time! I used to have it framed on my wall but it was lost during a house move and I was gutted. Last year in lockdown I was able to track down a negative from the friend who originally took it and get a new copy and that all-important electronic back up.

Sharing the new copy of the photo and talking about the olden days during lockdown got us back on the right track after drifting apart a bit, it really is a treasured possession and I won't lose it again.

MumC2141 Wed 14-Apr-21 17:44:39

Watching my children grow. I take lots of pictures on the phone and then create a photo book for each year.

sweepingly Wed 14-Apr-21 17:48:23

I'm constantly using apps like free prints to print of photos of moments that made me happy. I have an entire wall dedicated to them in my home.

skippink Wed 14-Apr-21 17:53:09

I’ve kept a keepsake box for each child and also did there footprints in clay to keep.
Another thing I have done was to get them to put there hands and feet in paint and pressed them on the wall in the hallway and I’ve then put there names underneath 😀

jan9876 Wed 14-Apr-21 18:00:30

My phone is full to the brim with photos, which I upload to my laptop. I am always meaning to do something with them, but never get round to it. I would my faves up on my wall in lovely frames.

taytay2020 Wed 14-Apr-21 18:08:15

We create photobooks of our holiday photos, although it's usually about a year or two after the holiday before we get round to it! We've done this for all holidays that are a week or more long - i.e. the 'main one' each year. I'd love to make more photobook collections of random memories, days out, short weekend breaks, etc, but for now they're sitting on my computer, and my external harddisk, and my phone. I've organised some of them by date already to help the process along but the rest are waiting for me to find the time! We don't have a lot of photos on display around our house at the moment, so these coffee table books really mean a lot.

yasmin0147 Wed 14-Apr-21 18:14:20

I have loads of family photos in my bedroom, I always get prints of my kids at least twice a year so that I can see how they’ve grown.

2021hwg Wed 14-Apr-21 18:37:26

Mine is of my prem baby. We took so many on our phone. Always terrified it would be the last one. Thankfully he survived and is thriving.

user1487627409 Wed 14-Apr-21 19:06:09

I create a photo book every twelve months for my son showing pictures accross the year, he loves looking through them.

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