Why invest in family photos?
IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE THEY'LL BE TEENAGERS...
This thing called life is complicated and hectic. Don't you just wish someone would press the pause button once in a while? We all need time to slow down and that's absolutely ok. You aren't invincible. You can't do everything yourself and that includes getting heart melting photos of your babies and loved ones. No matter how hard you try, it's easy to put it to the bottom of the pile for example, because you'll be upgrading your phone soon to one with a better camera and you'll do it then. It'll never happen. Suddenly your eldest is starting secondary school and you've missed the boat to get some really amazing photos of everyone looking relaxed and happy at the same time.
DO IT FOR YOUR CHILDREN
If you're going to do this for anyone, do it for your children. They are going to adore looking back at photos of them when they were younger, way after you have gone. They'll thank you for it. Your grand children will thank you for it. Seeing you in the photos with them will be the most important thing. You were there rather than the one who always had the phone in their hand.
THE EXPERIENCE ITSELF WILL BE ENJOYABLE!
Investing in professional photos doesn't mean just turning up for an hour and smiling into a lens when you're told to. It's way more than that. It's a time when you can leave the work to someone else and actually enjoy the company of your family all together, instead of from behind the camera. Take the pressure off yourself or the one who usually takes the pictures. Yes, you'll be in the pictures too. It's a family outing like any other, except you've got one other person there who will be taking in every reaction, expression and interaction in a way that you would never think possible for you and your wild offspring.
PHOTOS ON DISPLAY IN YOUR HOME CAN BE VERY UPLIFTING
It's the feel good factor that we all love - looking at stunning photos of our children whom we brought into this world. Seeing them be the best version of themselves, enjoying life in that innocent, care free kind of way, and for that you should be immensely proud. You can get this feeling every day, if you go the extra step and display those photos in your home for you to admire and reminisce upon each and every day.
Kirsty was great at getting natural shots of the whole family and it feels like a miracle that she managed to get a lovely shot of our family of 6 looking and smiling at the camera!