It has long been acknowledged that family photos on display in a home help boost a childs sense of idenity and create a sense of belonging.
Each time they walk by a family photograph, which is countless times a day a message is sent
You my dear child, are important.
You have a special place in the world.
You are a part of this thing called family and we love you.
Family portraits are important. There is no doubt in my mind about this. But sometimes it’s not possible to hang a big family portrait in the living room.
Our family takes family portraits EVERY. SINGLE. YEAR. and we also take individual portraits of my sister and myself (we call them our Wall Photos) and every year the current photo goes up on the wall outside our old bedrooms.
It’s a way for us to claim this space as our own, even though neither of us have lived at home for 10 years and the bedrooms have since been repurposed.
I also understand that some people may not have the ability to hang images on their walls, whether its because you have a beautiful house with a million windows or you’re renting and aren’t allowed to put holes in the wall, there are still options for your family portraits, so don’t let that stop you from having your family photographed. The space you’re living may change, but you’ll never get the chance to capture your family as it is right now again.
I should also mention that we keep your images forever. So while wall art may not be an option for your home right now, in 2 years (or 5, or 10 years) it might be, and we’ll still have your images for you to choose from. - We recently pulled images out of the archive for a client Dad photographed 20 years ago, her husband had passed away and she wanted to make a book commemorating his life. Not only did we still have the images, we were able to find them (which I think is the real miracle!)
Wanna check out the different products that are available? (including wall art?) or maybe book an appointment to discuss a portrait session for your own family