Five Reasons Why You Should Have Family Photos Taken Every Year
by Perth Family Photographer Channon Williamson
Busy schedules and endless to do-lists and a million excuses to not have photos taken – if this sounds like you, here are 5 awesome reasons to update your family portraits at least every 1 – 2 years!
1. Document You Memories
Children grow so fast, grandparents age, and we change emotionally, so it’s important to document all these changes and create lasting memories for your children.
Not sitting on a thumb drive in a draw, but proudly displayed so each time they walk past or you walk past your photo you are reminded of how much you mean to each other!
It is through these photos that we are able to recall the memories leading up to that moment and the moments after the photo was taken.
Sometimes we are able to remember in vivid detail the warmth of a hug or the gentle kiss on our cheek.These are the moments we cherish as parents and as children
“The smallest of Moments can become the Biggest of Memories!”
2. Create a Legacy
Photos aren’t only for now! They are for your grandchildren and their children! In a digital age, 3 generations from now may not have access to all the digital files you thought were forever. But a beautifully framed portrait of your family can hang on a wall for generations to come.
My most prized possessions are 2 very small but professionally printed and framed images of my 2 grandmothers – who are both sadly no longer with us.
Photos are a time capsule for future generations!
3. You Never Know When the Last Chance for a Family Photo Will Be
Life is short and unpredictable. Unfortunate things happen without warning and loved ones may pass unexpectedly. Take advantage of the time you have together now so that you won’t regret putting it off later.
“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory” – Dr Seuss
4. High Quality Photos to Last a Lifetime
Selfies and silly Snapchat filters might be a bit of fun in the moment but nothing in the world can compare to a Professionally made and printed photo!
5. Family Portraits Boost Your Child’s Self-Esteem
“David Krauss, a licensed psychologist from Cleveland, Ohio says, “I think it is really important to show a family as a family unit. It is so helpful for children to see themselves as a valued and important part of that family unit. A photographer’s job is to create and make the image look like a safe holding space for kids where they are safe and protected. Kids get it on a really simple level.”
Krauss is one of the earliest pioneers in using people’s personal photography and family albums to assist in mental health counseling and therapy. He co-authored “Photo Therapy and Mental Health” in 1983 that is considered a founding text for the use of photography in therapy.
“It lets children learn who they are and where they fit,” says Judy Weiser. a psychologist, art therapist and author based in Vancouver. “They learn their genealogy and the the uniqueness of their own family and its story.
When a child sees a family portrait with them included in the photograph they say to themselves: ‘These people have me as part of what they are, that’s why I belong here. This is where I come from.”
See the full article on how self esteem i boosted HERE
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