Often times, taking or updating family portraits can seem like a tedious and time consuming task – so many people take a rain check. This decision tends to come back and haunt families, for several reasons. If you are wondering when you should pursue family photographs, chances are the time is now! Keep reading to learn why you should have annual family portraits taken, and some common reasons that people wish they had made the time.
Soon, It Will Be Too Late
They say life flies by in the blink of an eye, and this seems increasingly true as families form and little ones grow. It is important to live in the moment and cherish these stages as they are happening, but equally so is capturing them. Too often, a child will reach two years old, and suddenly the parents realize they have not documented any of that child’s development. Families change and grow quickly, so make sure you set some time aside to freeze a few moments for safekeeping.
It can be difficult to consider a potential tragedy happening to you, or a loved one, but it is a common and often unexpected occurrence. For this reason, it is all the more important to have annually updated family portraits. Many people will find themselves regretting a lack of candid images, but this is especially true for quality photographs following the loss of immediate family. People shuffle through old, outdated pictures, and find themselves disappointed with grainy images. You deserve a clear image, that showcases your loved ones personality, to look back on or share.
People are quick to say that photography albums take up space, or are not worth the price, but many come to change their mind later in life. Haven’t you ever wondered why your grandma takes so many pictures? It is because she knows best, and likely regrets not taking more photographs of her own children. You can be sure she will not miss out on the grandkids – no matter how many come along. Think of all the considerably small changes that can happen in a year. No matter how insignificant they may appear in the greater scheme of things, you would likely treasure the ability to look back on them.
They Are Fun!
This factor largely depends on the skills and personality of your photographer, which makes finding the right one key. Family portraits have moved beyond monotone studio backdrops, and out into the real world. Pictures of your family are meant to capture their spirit, emotions and interactions. At Florafost Photography, you will meet one of our team members prior to your session, to make sure you click. This will ensure your family is comfortable enough to open up and shine. Our commitment to connecting with our clients, is why they choose us, and the reason they come back. A photographer who you trust and can relax with, is one who will produce the most genuine images of your family.
Our team at Florafost Photography would love the opportunity to share in every smile, giggle and toothy grin, that your family has to offer. Since 2015, we have captured countless memories for families big and small – which you can view in our family portrait gallery. Contact us today, or fill out a session form, and we will reach out to you shortly.