Children grow up so fast. It’s no wonder parents take pictures of them all the time. If they’re

anything like me they have a strong desire to capture the moments of both bitter and sweet. Sometimes the pictures are at home, sometimes out and about, sometimes professional, but they are always focused on the child doing something that they want to capture as timeless. There is a sentimental quality to such photography that was not always so plentiful.

Some parents look back through pictures of their kids and begin to wonder why they don’t have as many pictures of them together. Here’s the truth. You are the one behind the camera. Not anymore. As a parent, you are one of the most important people in the life of your child and should no longer accept absence from the pictures.

There are a number of reasons why professional family portraits are important to capture whenever the chance arises.

Capturing Growth When children are younger, having a portrait of the family done each year is a great way to catalogue the progress each of them is making as they grow, and you never know when that last chance for a family photo will come. 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 postpone the opportunity to capture life together now.

As children grow up they find their own lives and move away. The days when family all stayed within a few miles of each other are long gone. Take advantage of the time you have together while you have it by getting portraits done. It is a sweet reminder of life together.

Reliving Memories Family portraits are also a great way to reminisce. Grandchildren may someday ask to see pictures of the family and wouldn’t it just be sad if there were few or none to share? Having the pictures brings the family together again as they look back on their lives before.

Some memories cannot be repeated. Don’t let life pass by and look back, wondering why you did not take the time to have more family pictures done. Don’t make excuses or push it back any longer. You can’t go back in time to redo so avoid setting yourself up for an “I wish” situation.

Regardless of who does it, yourself, a family member, a photographer. Take these beautiful moments and freeze them in time.

Like always, thanks for reading, and until next time,

Catherine

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