Whether you have a family photography session annually or once every couple of years, your choice to invest in family photography does matter and it is important. Your family portraits bring your family together. It reminds your family of its love for one another. Your family portraits bring joy. And, in hard times, your family portraits can bring comfort and can heal.
Another reason why family portraits are so important……did you know the simple act of having your families’ photographs hung in your house increases your children’s self-esteem? Studies show that having your family photographed and having your loving portraits displayed prominently in your home sends the message that your family is important to one another…and that you honor the memories you created together.
Having a digital image to click on and view or having a printed family portrait somewhere in the home have completely different impact. Having the printed portrait to look at in physical form gives children a sense of connection and comfort. Studies have shown it helps boost a child’s self esteem because it helps children see themselves as a valued and important part of the family. It’s important to have quality images that can be passed down from generation to generation. It’s also fun to start the tradition of having family photos taken so it can be continued. Your teenagers may roll their eyes at it now, your husband might complain a bit, you might think you need to lose weight, but in the end everyone is smiling and thankful you made them do it.
This family was so fun! We were all ready to go one night but the wind was so bad so we called that a “practice run” and met up the next evening with perfect weather, lighting and moods. We had to pivot and include the wagon in any shots with he baby because he LOVED the wagon. I hope grandma and grandpa plan on getting him one, or maybe they already have. This group is an example of why I do what I do. The people I meet and the places I go. These people are friends for life and I look forward to updating their family picture again in the future.