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Why are family photographs so important?

Family is such an important part of life! In fact, it may very well be the most important aspect within one’s life. From parents to grandparents and children to cousins, you most likely have many members who make up your  family, why are family photographs so important?


As time passes, you and your family will grow together, build bonds with one another, encounter great milestones within your lives, and create memories. We create  relationships with each member of our family, and with the right photographs, we can relive the memories we have created with one another, time and time again.

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Why are family photographs so important?



Each year, you will grow, and this goes for the members within your family as well. Having annual family photos captured will showcase the advancements you make in life each year. From the time your children are newborns until they have children of their own, these are all memories that you will want to remember, and annual family photos will allow you to do so. After all, seeing as we evolve each year, it can be all too easy to forget the characteristics that we possessed at certain times within our lives.



Throughout your life, you will make many achievements. As your little one begins their first year of preschool, your eldest attends prom , what better way to remember such exciting events than through photography? If you have welcomed a new pet into your lives or just received a new promotion, photographs of your family bonding and celebrating together will certainly present heartfelt images that you can enjoy for the rest of your lives, as well as remember the milestones and excitement that you encountered.



Creating memories together as a family is something that you can be truly proud to look back on. Smiles and laughter will fill your hearts as you enjoy the company of one another. Take a trip to the park, walk along the river, blow bubbles, have a picnic…being yourselves within your photo session, and just having fun with one another, will create photos that are so beautiful and real, for stunning memories to look back on.


Increased self esteem

One of the hidden but powerful aspects of family photography that parents and most photographers rarely consider is how it can help us raise children with stronger confidence in their own worth and abilities. Psychologists and experts have done some work in recent decades exploring the link and great blog post from Design Aglow explores why family photographs increase self worth and esteem in children


Freeze time 

Family portraits are important because they make it possible to freeze time and capture an entire family at one single moment. In our technology crazed and fast paced world, it is sometimes hard to look back at our lives and remember what happened, with who, and when. Having pictures of the family at different stages in life is a great way to retain those valuable memories and make them last a lifetime.

Family dynamics will always change and you do not want to miss an opportunity to have a few beautiful professional family portraits hanging in your living room. The timing may never be perfect but you might not know when the next opportunity will be to capture the entire family together.


Emotional value

Children leave the home, grandparents pass, we move homes, marriage and grandchildren arise and life has its unpredictabilities. 

Would you rather be saying ‘remember when this happened’ or be able to hold and show a picture of that exact memory in time?

As time goes on, portraits become treasures to us and as we look at them, we’re able to lose ourselves in that precise moment and bring back to life the joyous memories of the past. You are able to have a constant presence and reminder of each of the family members you love even if you are on the other side of the world.

Getting your family portraits professionally taken is a great way to have the entire family in the picture. Parents are normally the ones who are focused on the children in the pictures but with time being so precious, the focus should be on each and every family member.


Story telling

We all have those times in our lives when we look back in the past and think about how fast children grow up and how quick time flies. Having a photo to capture the memories of those times is priceless. You’re able to have a wonderful, memory evoking and storytelling portrait of the different phases in life as children and family members grow older.


With photography being such a powerful tool in the world today, you have the opportunity to capture wonderful family portraits, and relive them all throughout your future. When it comes to the love of your family, there is certainly nothing more important than always remembering the bond and excitement that you share with one another.


A great photographer understands that these memories cannot be repeated and they are well equipped to deal with precious moments in a matter of seconds. There is no time to let life pass by and wonder why you didn’t get those family pictures scheduled. Avoid ‘I wish’ situations and book a session.


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