There are many reasons not to have a family photoshoot, maybe one of your children has just lost one of their front teeth, you want to loose some weight, you are worried that your toddler won't behave or you simply feel that you don't have the time! These are all valid reasons not to have a photoshoot but I think that the reasons to have a photoshoot are far more compelling, please let me explain!
1. They don't stop growing!
Remember that new baby stage that at the time seemed to go on forever, well once you are through it looking back on it seems, and is, a lifetime ago. In that time your newborn has grown, first into a lovely baby, then a toddler and before you know it they are already at school and then, believe me, the time really flies and before you know it they are taller than you!
2. Everyone can be in the photo!
In most of my family photos one of us is missing, usually me! When I do look at the rare photographs that we have of all the family in they make me smile.
I love capturing the connection between parents and their children. When your children are grown up they will thank you for the photos of you and them together.
3. Todays moments are tomorrows memories.
It is so important to capture those memories. Who doesn't like looking back on old photographs? They capture that moment in time and the emotion with it. Often they can remind you of memories of your child at a certain point in time that otherwise might be forgotten.
4. Do it for the Grandparents!
Grandparents love photographs of the family, especially the Grandchildren. There is no better gift for a Grandparent than a photograph of those they love.
5.Having photographs of your children around the house increases their self esteem as it gives them a sense of belonging in the family.
I believe this to be true as it shows children that they you are proud of them and that they are loved. Family photographs also help make a house feel like a home.
6. There are great seasons coming up for family photographs.
Colourful spring flowers combined with the warmer weather makes a spring a great time for a family photoshoot. Whilst in the summer, the golden light at the end of the day offers a stunning, flattering light for family photographs. Autumn can also be a fantastic time for a photoshoot as the autumn leaves make a fun and colourful backdrop.
7. Family photoshoots can be fun!
Think of a photoshoot as some quality family time together outdoors, sandwiched in between plenty of cuddles, hugs and laughs.
If after reading this if I have convinced you that NOW is the time to book your family photoshoot then please click here to get in touch!
I look forward to seeing you and your family soon!