The Meaning Behind Capturing Memories: the importance of family photos.
I am sure like most people, during the Pandemic you have realised that your family and the people in your bubble are your absolute world. We cannot deny that the family bonds have somehow strengthened during this time.
Your home is your sanctuary where you can, if even to forget about the worries of the world for a moment. How your home looks and feels has suddenly become very important to you, I know it has for me!
Over the years you have probably thought about family portrait photography but it just hasn’t happened. You are too busy. You’ve got nothing to wear. Your need to have your hair done. Your need to lose weight. It’s hard to get everyone together. I’ve heard it many times.
There are different meanings and purposes behind taking family pictures.
I’ll tell you 3 different reasons why family portrait photography should be an important part of your life.
1) Take family photos to celebrate your heritage
Family photos are important because they have the power to take you back in time. They do not just show us how we looked but they freeze memories, allowing us to remember them years from now.
Pictures, just like memories and stories, are a part of our legacy.
In a few years our children will ask us to see photos of the family, of their grandparents, of them as babies and important events of their childhood.
It would be sad not to keep these visual moments that tell our individual stories and document our families’ milestones.
I understand that daily family life spares very little time for non-routine activities and even harder to schedule a slot for a photo-shooting. Time and oft though I get to hear the lament “I wish I had that moment captured in a photo!” and to be honest it is the same for me.
2) Keep family memories: life happens
We may not want to admit it but the make-up of the family can change without warning and loved ones may pass on. Our children deserve to know how we looked and how much they were loved when we were their entire world. You never know when that last chance for a family photo will come.
I regret not to have photos with my grand-parents and I can sadly not go back in time. I am not able to show my girls how special our relationship was. I spent all my summer holidays with them, collecting adventures on the mountains but not a single picture exists that would help me tell that beautiful story.
I cannot connect them to my own story, I can of course tell them about, but a photo would tell much more and would be always there any time you want or need.
It is really a gift to be able to share details, places, people, instants to those we love, so that they can feel a little bit of the emotions we felt.
3) Family photos to remember important milestones
Throughout your life, you will make many achievements. As your little one begins their first year of kindergarten or if your senior is just graduating high school, you just welcomed a new pet in your lives,..
Photographs of your family bonding and celebrating together will certainly present heartfelt images that you can enjoy for the rest of your lives, as well as remember the milestones and excitement that you encountered.
As you can see there are so many important reasons to have a family photo shooting. Without a doubt, capturing memories is more than just a way to remember what happened yesterday or last week. It’s a way to document our lives and preserve our legacy for future generations.
Please do not look for the right moment, it doesn’t exist. Time flies, your kids grow up fast and any single moment is the perfect one. They will be disappointed not to have photos to show to their kids.
Looking at family albums together is so funny; you can spend an entire afternoon travelling back in time and remember these moments that we keep in our hearts like hidden treasures.
I personally love family photo shootings, it’s the sessions I enjoy the most.
I always start with a “everybody looking in the camara”-photo and then move to more emotional photos that slowly reveal your connections and personality.
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Sometimes it happens that our partner is not so keen on photography or we mums, just want to have photos session with our kids; there is no problem, I offer motherhood and fatherhood sessions.
Come with your kids and we will enjoy a beautiful outdoor photography session.
Letting me discover your individual world is such a gift.