We can all agree that the most important and beloved thing in any given person’s life is their family, so that means that having family portraits done is so important. Family photoshoots help us remember our cherished memories, document our families growth, and have priceless family heirlooms to pass on from generation to generation.
Here are three reasons why having family portraits done is so essential for your family and a decision you will always be grateful you made.
Saving Cherished Memories
Our lives are filled with memory after memory with our families, and sometimes those memories can get lost in the jumble. However, by taking family portraits, you can freeze a moment in time to remind you forever of that time in your family’s life. My favorite family photoshoots are ones where each family member brings or wears something of significance to them in that time of their life. I love to take individual portraits of kids with their soccer ball or their favorite stuffed animal or that dang dinosaur shirt that they wear every.single.day. I promise when you look back on those photos and are reminded of that precious time in your life, it will always be a happy trip down memory lane.
Don’t blink or before you know it your newborn baby will be getting their driver’s license. Yikes! Time goes by so fast, so the ability to freeze some of those moments in time is a true gift that you really should be giving yourself and your family. You don’t want to miss one moment of your growing family’s time, so frequent family pictures are so important. Get that missing-four-front-teeth goofy grin photographed before it turns into a mouth full of braces. Don’t miss out on forever capturing that toe-head blonde before it goes brown. And of course, you always want to remember that weird (dare I say kinda creepy?) smile phase your kindergartner is going through.
These are moments you want to be captured before your family grows into the next beautiful stage, so don’t miss out on having them documented.
Who doesn’t have a tattered, black and white, timeless photograph of a relative from the past that isn’t an absolute cherished heirloom? To be able to see how beautiful and elegant your grandma looked on her wedding day or how goofy your dad’s hair looked in his senior pictures is something everyone treasures. By getting family portraits done, you are giving that gift to your children, your grandchildren, their grandchildren, and so on. It is the absolute best gift that keeps on giving and family photos are a possession that will be prized by every generation in your family.
As time passes, you and your family will always be making new memories and growing together, so get those moments photographed. Whether you have a family photography session once a year or once every couple of years, your choice to invest in family photography is one of the best decisions you will ever make.