• Rebecca Gerdes

Family photos are worth it!

Updated: Sep 23, 2020

Whether you have a family photography session annually or once every couple of years, your choice to invest in family photography does matter, and it is important. Your family portraits bring your family together. It reminds your family of their love for one another. Your family portraits bring joy. And, in hard times, your family portraits can bring comfort and can heal.

We truly believe in using your iPhone to capture impromptu photos, but what about a photo with all of your family, including yourself? Those are hard to get outside of selfies and begging strangers to take your photos on family trips. Even then, how well do they actually turn out? Is it a big canvas hanging in the dining room quality, or is it just something to post on facebook?

While we live in a digital age, not all of our photos should.

Here are some more reasons we know family photos are super important and some proof we aren't just trying to sell you something.

Treasure your Memories

We hear it all the time--time moves so fast, yet that doesn't stop us from getting caught up in the hustle and bustle of our daily life.

This is especially true for families. Between dirty diapers, runny noses, packing lunches--and let's not forget our full-time jobs--scheduling family photos is often the last thing on your mind.

But taking the time to get your family photos does something nothing else can - it preserves that time and space in your family's life that will never be that way again.

They’re a Self Esteem Boost

We think placing a family photo someplace in the home where the child can see it every day, without having to turn on a device or click around on a computer to find it, really hits home for that child's sense of reassurance and comfort. Good photos have a certainty about them and a protecting quality that nurtures a child. Professional photos give them a way to see themselves outside of their everyday lives, and gives your children an image of themselves that gives them pride, and boosts their self esteem.

Witness the Beauty of your Family

Your family photos give you the distance you need to see the absolute beauty and wonder that is your wild, beautiful, sometimes overwhelming life. That is more special than words can describe.

You just can't get that if you’re the one always taking the pictures--no matter how great you are at taking a photo.

When you’re raising a family, it feels messy, chaotic, and decidedly unglamorous. Being in front of the camera is probably the last thing you and your partner want to do, but there is something special that happens when you get your family photos taken. It is an opportunity for a photographer to capture your family's story.

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