Now that you know what to consider when choosing a family photographer, I’d like to share some reasons why I think it’s important to schedule a family session this year, starting with my number #1 :
So YOU can be IN the photo.
I know it can be more comfortable to stay behind-the-scenes, but your kids really want photos WITH you.
Studies have found that having family photos framed and on display makes kids feel like they belong and gives them a sense of your unconditional love. Let them enjoy looking at their family unit, all cozy together, in images on your walls every day. What other types of art would you enjoy that much?
Fast forward 15, 20, 30—years, your portraits showing your love and connection will be everything.
Your family will show their best selves.
Professional photographers know how to bring out the best in kids and help the adults to relax and feel comfortable. Your photographer will guide you through choosing a wardrobe, the perfect location, and more. Your photographer will make the experience easy, fun, and efficient so there will be no do-overs.
Your photos will be more than just snapshots.
Today, everyone has a bazillion snaps on their smartphone. 90% of these photos never come off the phone to get printed and most of them can not compare to what a professional photographer can give you. I'm not against these memories! I take them myself all the time, it's the age we live in. But I also don't want your children's childhood to float by without any tangible, beautiful proof of those years-with you in them!
Portrait art is an investment in the present and also in the future. Once you hold a professionally retouched portrait in your hands, I think you will be just as hooked as I am!
There you have it. My best tips for choosing a family photographer and why I think it’s important. I hope that this series has been helpful and that it will make choosing a photographer a little bit easier!