I didn’t realize how much one video would affect me.

Have you ever found one photo or one video…

…that made you laugh, cry or get in touch with someone?

This is my story about finding one video.

Even though I’ve seen many others react, I wasn’t prepared for how one video would affect me.

A cousin from California sent me a box of old film reels after her dad died, so I could transfer them to DVDs. We discovered movies of my visit to CA when I was about 5 yrs old. For the first time ever, I saw movies of my mother, me and our family. She died when I was 14 and memories of her are still in my heart, but seeing her youthful, happy and with me took my breath away. I can’t describe what it felt for me to see her with her arm around me, smiling and talking and playing with me… because I didn’t have one memory of those kinds of moments. Seeing and feeling these lost moments have been a truly wonderful gift.

We never know what that one moment can mean to us later in life. I hope you won’t miss the opportunity to take that one photo or video when your family and friends are together. It just takes a moment to record a child singing a song with you or telling you a story. It takes just a moment to ask the eldest of the family about a favorite relative, friend or story, or ask about their funniest or most poignant memory of you as a child.

I hope you take that moment. The power of that one photo, one voice or one story … just can’t be measured… making and savoring wonderful memories are priceless.

Please contact us at 203-329-2638 or arline@pictureperfections.com.

Located at 1515 Hope Street in Stamford, CT, we specialize in creating customized video tributes and photo montage slideshows, video biographies and photo books locally, throughout Fairfield County and the US.

Arline Melzer is a film producer with a passion to help ​professionals tell their story, and to help generations preserve and celebrate the times of their lives.

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By | 2017-05-09T15:46:16+00:00 November 15th, 2016|Family Stories, Photos, Videos|0 Comments

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