Why A Professional Family Portrait Is An Investment Your Family Can’t Do Without
From the moment you take your child in your arms after birth, your life forever changes and your two worlds become entwined. For the next 18 years, and well beyond, every second is cherished – including the incidental tantrums, explosive bouts of sickness, and missed curfews that had you staying up late, worried to no end.
In our technology obsessed and fast paced world, sometimes it’s hard to slow down and enjoy that ice cream with the kids or slowly read that bedtime story, but when you have a family portrait to look at in splendour on the walls of your home, it’s a reminder to always take in the moments and capture them.
Here are three reasons why having a professional family portrait is an investment you and your family simply can’t do without.
Life is too short
Having pictures of the family throughout different stages of life is a great way to retain those valuable memories and make them last for as long as the generations keep pouring through. Every mother, at some time in her life, looks upon her children and questions why they grow up so quickly.
I’m sure you’re all too familiar with asking yourself ‘Where does the time go?’ as your eldest heads out the door on her first date in her favourite self-bought pair of Tony Bianco heels, or your youngest finally discovers his nose and that putting tiny objects into the holes means a whole lot of attention (albeit stressful!) from the family.
While your life changes around you, it’s superbly sentimental and beautiful to have a permanent reminder of your family at a specific time in your lives. Everything we do in life tells a story, and looking back at a professional photograph that highlights all those in the family, is the closest we can possibly come to making time stand still.
Whilst we surround ourselves with busy lifestyles and teach our children the importance of growing up to be respectable, independent adults, as mothers we can at times grow sentimental to material items deemed significant to our families. And while we’re making our own memories, utilising a professional photographer can help you start your own traditions and heirlooms.
When you choose the right photographer, the products they print for you will last for generations if handled with care. These become pieces that parents pass down to their children, and so on, and so on. Little Alfie Photography creates beautiful, modern heirloom-quality artwork you will gladly give to your own children one day.
Make your house a home
Wall art makes your house a home, and while mass produced art pieces have their place in interior design, there is no better subject in your bedroom, entry hallway or open plan living space than your family. How can you ever beat the feeling of hanging up that exquisite custom framed picture of the people you love and value most in this world?
Sure, family dynamics will always change, but take the opportunity of those dynamics to never miss an opportunity to have a few professional family portraits hanging on your walls. There is something very powerful in touching your fingers to an actual hard copy print, where a face is smiling or hands are wrapped around another. Displaying photographs prominently in the home sends a message that our families and those in it are important to one another, and we honour the memories we have made.
With Christmas right around the corner, now is the perfect time to give yourself the gift of an elegant family portrait you and your loved ones will cherish for a lifetime. Hung on the wall with pride, the moments you capture with Little Alfie Photography will forever be a reminder of the present.
But if not to give yourself, a family portrait sitting is a marvellous idea to gift another mother and her family – anyone from a close friend or a sister, to your own mother, cousin, or nan. Having family pictures are truly an irreplaceable event, and we hope you choose Little Alfie Photography to create your next heirloom.