As a Dunedin Children’s Photographer, Angela Jane is passionate about capturing your children at their different stages. Her photos are uncomplicated, natural and fun.
If you’re like most people, you’ve thought about family portrait photography but it just hasn’t happened. Too busy, need to have my hair done, roots are showing, when I lose 10 more pounds, it’s hard to get everyone together… We’ve heard it. Many times. Sadly enough, it just never happens.
Here are three solid reasons family portrait photography should be an important part of your life. We’ll even share our personal experience (and regrets).
1. Document Growth
All too often we forget about our past because we are so busy building our futures. Our children grow up too fast! In the blink of an eye they are packing their bags and going off to uni. Gone overnight are the days of the little pitter-patters of feet walking toward the bedroom door to wake us up at 6 in the morning.
2. Life Happens
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.
3. Reliving Memories
Pictures in general bring us back in time. You can look at a picture and it takes us right back to that day and how it was. The silly face your 3 year old pulled or the huge kiss your little girl gave you that your photographer captured.
Children whose parents display family photographs in the home grow up with greater confidence and sense of belonging, it has been revealed. The Daily Mail has reported on the importance of displaying your family photos.
Photography in the home reportedly makes children feel valued and gives them a rich understanding of where they come from.
Research conducted by Venture New Generation Portraits found that the number of photographs parents display of their children is heavily influenced by how many photos of themselves they remember in their homes when growing up.
Professor Geoff Beattie, Head of School and Dean of Psychological Sciences at the University of Manchester: ‘We cannot underestimate the power of photographs to keep us feeling linked to others and belonging. They cement us into our networks.
‘For children in particular, looking at photographs is part of the socialising process; learning who you are and where you fit into the family. By displaying photographs of our children at different stages of their lives, we are making a very public statement that we are proud of them.’
If you’re interested in finding out more about preparing for one of Angela Jane’s children’s and family sessions have a look here.