Family is such an important part of life!
In fact, it may very well be the most important aspect within one’s life. From parents to grandparents and children to cousins, you most likely have many members who comprise your beautiful family.
With such gorgeous family members, you certainly want to remember each and every one of them! As time passes, you and your family will grow together. You will build bonds with one another, encounter great milestones within your lives. Overall you will love one another.
You have built a beautiful relationship with each member of your family, and with the right photographs, you can relive the memories you have shared with one another, time and time again. If you are interested in learning why family portraits are important, be sure to continue reading to become inspired.
Whether you have a family photography session annually or once every couple of years, your choice to invest in family photography matters. It is important. Your family portraits bring your family together. It reminds your family of its love for one another. Your family portraits bring joy because in hard times, your family portraits can bring comfort and can heal.
Angela Jane, Dunedin Children’s and Family Photographer, believes family portraits are so important. Did you know the simple act of having your families’ photographs hung in your house increases your children’s self-esteem? Having your family photos displayed prominently in your home sends the message that your family is important to one another. Family photos also show that you honour the memories you created together because you have taken the time to appreciate one another.
Some science from David Krauss:
David Krauss, a licensed psychologist from Cleveland, Ohio says, “I think it is really important to show a family as a family unit. 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. Kids get it on a really simple level.”
These days, families are increasingly viewing their images in a digital form, be it a mobile device, a laptop, or on social media. Does an image on a mobile phone, or computer screen have the same impact for helping families boost a child’s self-esteem?
“My bias is very simple. Family photographs should be on the wall,” says Krauss. “I am very conservative about self-esteem. I think placing a family photo someplace in the home where the child can see it every day really hits home for that child’s sense of reassurance and comfort. They have a certainty about them and a protecting quality that nurtures a child…” says Krauss.
Through the experience of preserving your family legacy. She helps take away your stress through helping you plan clothing and location. Angela Jane can show you the ideal way to display your portraits in Wall Art, Albums, Wall Groupings and Story Boxes.
Customising your family session to be filled with energy and love is our goal.
Feel free to look over one of Angela Jane’s favourite family shoots here.