You walk into a friend’s home and see a gorgeous portrait of their family hanging on the wall. You think to yourself, "I’d love to have something like that in my home but my kids…our schedules...it will never happen."
What? Your family is your world – all their sweetness, their messiness, their character, what is really stopping you from having a custom family portrait session?
Why are family portraits important? Obviously, they make time stand still and that is just about the coolest thing ever. They document a blip, a snippet a flicker of the story of your family, your tribe, flying through this thing called life.
Every day our world is evolving, changing, spinning. We all need a dose of, “stop and smell the roses” and sometimes that can be hard to do with schedules that are booked from dawn to dusk. Don’t let life get in the way. With a tiny bit of planing your can grow that family gallery!
Focus on the small celebrations and achievements in life. Look for occasions when the family comes together for a purpose. Creating new memories and marking milestones is the perfect opportunity for a professional portrait session.
The birth of the child, and the birth of each new sibling after that are great times for family photo session. Adding to your family is a beautiful moment that you’ll will cherish for a lifetime. It all goes by so fast!
Accomplishments like graduations or religious ceremonies are the perfect time to update a family portrait. From primary school to tween and teen, children are shaping themselves into budding young adults. Don’t let those moments pass by without creating something special to add to your family gallery.
Moving to a new home, or having children move away, traveling to a favorite vacation spot or gathering generations together for a reunion are perfect times to document the seasons of life.
Annual photos are an incredible way to timeline the story of your family. Yearly photos don’t have to always be an end of year Christmas card event.
Take advantage of all the seasons. You might find it more convenient to do summer portrait session if your family is busier in the fall.
Don’t forget about and studio portraits. Scheduling an indoor session can be easier than a location photo shoot. Weather and time of day are not an issue and studio portraits can have a more modern feel.
Choose a variety of wardrobe styles from formal to casual for a unique collection. It’s fun to see how styles and trends change.
You've got this.
So, the next time your family has to get dressed up for a wedding, special event, celebration, or annual tradition, plan a professional portrait session. Yes, it takes a little bit of preparation but if you get into a consistent schedule, within a few years you will have a beautiful gallery of memories to look back on.
We we are so focused on today, it is hard to think about what will be important in the future. Imaging yourself 10 years from now being able to see physical tangible prints and wall art that tells the story of your family. That is truly priceless and worth all your effort!