Every family loves their photo albums. The memories of weddings, Halloween costumes and new babies held by grandma, fill our phones, computers and hopefully walls. And every family has favorite recipes, some passed down through generations.
One Nebraska family took a cookbook tradition started by their mom and expanded it to include their love of family photos. It’s called Mom’s Cookbook and it’s loaded with photographic memories. It’s updated every 5 years. And in 2020, I had the pleasure of restoring some damaged photos for inclusion in their latest edition.
We all have hundreds, if not thousands of images that we quickly snap on our phones, post on Instagram or maybe share in an album on Facebook. But this idea of family cookbook / photo album is uniquely beautiful. With each new edition, they change out the photos as the family grows. Each cookbook becomes well-loved with cooking stains and dog-eared corners . . . a true family keepsake.
The images were scanned by the client and sent to me via Dropbox and Goggle Drive. I edited them using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom and sent them back. A few of the really old ones will be printed, framed and hung on the walls in their family galleries. This was a wonderful experience.
What do you do with your old family photos?