I have always had a fascination with cameras and old photographs.  I guess having a grandmother with old photos lining the hallways is why.  She instilled in me the importance of photos, and how they show you glimpses into the past.  She wanted us to know who the people where in the photos, and the importance of traditions that must never get lost.  Although she was a horrible photographer, cutting off heads in all her photos, those are still some of the only photos my family have.  We never had our photos done professionally, and it's difficult to find a  photo with both my parents, 3 sisters, and I in it.  When I got married this was the one thing I demanded, family photos once a year.  I wanted to capture all of us as a family through the years, so my children can line their hallways with old photos and show their grandchildren.