Updated: Mar 9, 2019
Article written by Blog Post Contributor Karen Fabiola Photography
If you’re like most people, you’ve thought about family portrait photography but it just hasn’t happened. Making excuses like;" I'm too busy", "my hair needs help", "I need to lose 10 more pounds", "it’s hard to get everyone together"… We’ve heard it. Many times. Sadly enough, those family portraits just never happens.
But let me tell you some important facts to take into consideration to just do those family portraits. 1-Did you know that family portraits help to boost your child's self esteem?
David Krauss, a licensed psychologist from Ohio says; "I think it is really important to show a family as a family unit. It is so helpful for children to see themselves as a valued and important part of a family. Children get the indirect feelings of ; "I belong here. This is where I come from".
A photographer's job is to create and make the image look like a safe holding space for kids where they are safe and protected" Krauss is a pioneer in using people's personal photography and family albums to assists in mental health counseling and therapy. He co authored on the book Photo Therapy and Mental Health, this book is considered a founding text for the use of photography as a form of therapy.
2-Life and Memories
We may not want to admit it but the make-up of the family can change without warning and loved ones may pass on. There’s no reason to squander the opportunity to capture life together now. You never know when that last chance for a family photo will come. Pictures in general bring us back in time. The hugs, the kids playing in front of the house, that teddy bear that went to all the family vacations...
3- Family Portraits are fun!
Sometimes all it takes a photographer asking you to snuggle or hug your child, look at your spouse, or fake a laugh to create a special moment and capture your beautiful family.
Remember...Pictures are memories and stories frozen in time. Pictures are a visual gift of people, places, things we love to do, smiles, and joy of our life stories.
Family Portraits are an investment on those memories...
Karen Fabiola Photography