Oh, I remember that couch
I hated that rooster thing you had on the wall
Oh, look, there is Ginger our wiener dog -ohhhhh
What was I wearing?
Look at the back of grandpa's hair! He had hair.
These are the comments we are missing out on these days with our cropped and edited and well framed pictures. By taking out the back ground and being overly conscious of what is "going on" in our pictures we are erasing a bit of our history I believe.
I for one am all for every picture being wonderful and I eliminate as much of the background as I can too. But as I look back on old pictures it isn't the foreground I look at the longest it is what is behind the birthday girl.
Something to consider.