As a Family and Newborn Photographer in Atlanta that has 3 kids I know how hard it is to find the time for everyone to get together and take the family photo. Whenever we find the time to do so, the weather forecast is not great but most times we manage! And now that my kids are big I wish I would have had someone when they were little that would have send me a reminder to take those photos EVERY YEAR.
They grow up sooooooo fast!
1. TIME REALLY DOES FLY
Do you ever wish you could just freeze time for a moment? It feels like just yesterday that my youngest was born, but he’s already in Highschool and does not want to be hugged by me anymore...
Photos give me a chance to freeze those moments, so I can go back and soak up those beautiful newborn baby moments. (Hint: these are extra valuable in those sassy teen years)
2. THEY MAKE AMAZING GIFTS
Photo products make extra special gifts for people you love. I’ve printed canvases for grandparents and photo mugs for holiday gifts… There are so many options! Think of all the special days that are coming, like the holidays, birthdays, mothers day, graduation...
3. EMBRACE THE MOMENT
We recently went on a mini vacation and I wanted to make sure we got one good family photo while we were there. I ended up with a photo with everyone looking in different directions, the wind blowing in our hair, laughing and making faces, and I LOVE it. It’s exactly us. There’s nothing like getting to capture your family exactly the way they are right now. This is why I love taking photos that are relaxed and have my Lifestyle approach written all over them, so your spirits can shine through the photos.
4. PICTURES LIVE FOREVER
I’m going to get real for a moment. When my grandmother passed away, I went through every single photo we had of her and was disappointed that we had no nice pictures of all of us. Phones take good enough photos nowadays, but there’s something different about a beautiful, professional photo of the family. I would give anything to have gone back and made sure I captured those moments because those photos are something I could have kept forever.
Not only that, but in going through our photos I was devastated to realize that the only photo I had of her and me together was one where we were in the same room, but not even actually together!
This leads me to my next point...
5. YOU NEED TO BE IN THE FRAME!
I can’t count how many times I’ve had moms tell me that they take lots of photos of dad and the kids, but they never get good pictures of themselves with the kids, and selfies just don’t cut it. I love capturing the way mamas love their children. Those sweet snuggles and tickles. The big full family hugs with mom and dad and the children all piled on top of each other. You can’t get those in a selfie, and you deserve to have good pictures with you in them!
Couples- when’s the last time you got a good photo of the two of you? It’s so amazing to get to capture the energy and love between a couple. I love getting to show them how beautiful and in love they look when they’re not worried about getting a great selfie angle.
6. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL
I know sometimes we get down on ourselves and don’t like certain things about the way we look. I do my absolute best to try and highlight the amazing, beautiful things about you and make you see yourself the way I do. There’s nothing like putting on a great outfit, being in a gorgeous location, and having me cheer you on to give you a little bit of confidence to help bring out your beautiful self.
7. IT’S FUN!
I mentioned before that I love relaxed, candid photos.
Part of the reason I love them so much is that they’re so much more fun than traditional posed photos. I love finding ways to make you laugh, prompting you to interact with your significant other or your kids, motivating you and watching you just being yourself. And then I get to turn your authenticity into art!
8. CAPTURE THOSE MILESTONES!
Your most important moments deserve to be immortalized. Engagements. Having a new baby. Moving to a new home. Starting a business. Your wedding. Birthdays. Those moments are worth turning into something special. Something that you can look back on and remember in future years. After all, they only happen once!
9. FILL YOUR HOME WITH ART
There’s nothing like filling the walls of your home with your own family photos. There are so many different types of photo art to choose from that you can always find something that fits your style!
The first time I hung photos of all of my children on the walls in my living room, they were so excited!
They loved having their photos visible, and so do I. Your family and the moments you share together are priceless.
Whatever your reason for scheduling your next photo session, remember that photos are important!
Don’t wait to capture your family’s memories. You won’t regret it.