Kate’s kids tell her, ‘Mummy please stop taking photographs’: For and against being really snap-happy

Kate’s kids tell her, ‘Mummy please stop taking photographs’: For and against being really snap-happy

Often you can end up remembering the photo, rather than the actual moment you lived through. And there’s always someone who takes a few too many photos (and makes you scroll through them afterwards). It’s something the Duchess of Cambridge’s children have pointed out to her. Speaking with a finalist of her Hold Still photography contest, Kate revealed that George, Charlotte and Louis are sometimes reluctant to let her take a picture of them. “Everyone’s like, ‘Mummy, please stop taking photographs’,” she said. Capturing a moment, a place or person can be a joy, but sometimes, is it better to just be, and put the camera away? We weigh up the pros and cons of taking the time and energy to take lots of photos this summer… Have you ever heard that each time you remember a memory, you are in fact only remembering the last time you remembered it? We aren’t nearly qualified enough to know whether it’s true, but memories certainly do decay, and by the time you regret not taking photos it’s usually far, far too late. …
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