I was at my neighbor’s house the other day and I had to laugh about a framed print she had displayed of her child – her daughter was making a face that said, “I’m clearly not happy about this camera in my face!” But that image has become a family favorite. That image evokes memories and makes the whole family laugh.
Portraits bring us back in time to those moments you don’t want to forget. From the twinkle of mischief in your son’s eyes, to the doe-eyed expression your daughter used to make, those moments are easily forgotten, though we tell ourselves we’ll never forget.
But collecting and savoring our memories is only one of many reasons you need family portraits. And you don’t just need them – you need them displayed! Large… and on your wall.
When your children see their pictures they stare. We display what we love, and when we display images of our people, it says, “You are loved, you are valued, you are treasured.” And research has shown that it actually helps build our children’s self-esteem! How is THAT for value?!?
But self-esteem isn’t just for children.
Your husband loves seeing the two of you, looking at each other with love. Your wife loves to see your face smiling back at her, even when you’re not in the room. Those images fill us with positive emotions.
My toddler has taken to pointing at the picture hanging in our dining room and naming everyone in the image. This often happens over dinner, since her seat faces that particular wall. The image is of her and her siblings, all in a row, playing and smiling.
The other day, my oldest daughter, a tween, was in a bit of a mood. She was sulking around the house and stopped at a collage of 5x7s of our family. She stood there for at least 15 minutes, studying the images. Would you believe she walked away smiling?!? Our family pictures have that much impact.
It’s time to book a session for your own family portraits. You’re worth it. Your family is worth it. Call today!
"Lori is an exceptional photographer, and was my first choice for capturing images of my son for his senior pictures!! She made him feel at ease immediately, traveled to the locations he was interested in, and captured who he is perfectly!" ~ Tonia R.
Lori Stead is a fine art portrait photographer in Corpus Christi, TX. She enjoys creating maternity, newborn, seniors, couples, family, children, and boudoir portraits. She is also a wife, mother of four, and adventurer.