Family Portrait Photography – 5 Reasons Why You Should Have one
Family Portraits Are Timeless
If there was ever a moment in our lives, when every member of our family was present with us, holding hands together, a moment that was filled with joy and happiness, wouldn’t we want to revisit that moment again and again in our lives? We all have, but one lifetime and limited amount of time, family is and will always be our source of strength during hard times, and even a reminder of that perfect moment can help us move forward during tough times.
Before hiring a professional portrait photographer, the following questions may arise:
- Why should I get a family portrait in the first place?
- Why spend money, when I already have a camera on my smartphone?
Recently I was lucky enough to have a chat with Melissa from iPortrait Photography Brisbane, you can learn more from her site here – www.iportraitphotography.com.au She is a professional photographer specializing in portraits for families and newborn babies and we discussed five reasons why having a family portrait is a great investment.
Although there are a lot of merits of getting a professional family portrait, listed below are five reasons to get a professional portrait for your family:
1. A Professional Family Portrait Tells A Story:
It is the nature of our mind to associate memories with objects we own, an old television set can be a reminder of the beautiful childhood we spent with our family watching our favorite shows, an old video game can be the reminder of the happy times we spent with our friends during school, similarly, a professional family portrait can bring back the beautiful memories of the past, when all our family members were with us, how they looked in the past, how much we love our family etc., this can help us get through tough times. If we could look at that moment every single day, wouldn’t we want it to be perfect? A professional photographer can bring life to the moment that will remain with us forever.
2. Experience Of A Professional:
A professional photographer understands the various aspects of a family portrait, It’s not just about, “click, click, thank you very much”, a professional will help create the perfect ambiance, lighting effects, backgrounds etc., the portrait is here to stay forever and every family member must look like “the rockstar” of the day. A professional will also take care of other aspects such as retouching, using special software to make sure that everyone looks perfect.
3. Professional Family Portraits Are Timeless:
As the time progresses, appearances will change, kids will grow old, our hair will become grey and the list goes on. In a nutshell, our family will not remain the same as it is today and beautiful memory of our family in the form of a professional portrait, can help us revisit the past in a glance. Whether inviting the neighbors on a formal dinner or meeting family members in a reunion, with a professional portrait, we can show off our family in style, revisit the happy times or remember a lost member of the family.
4. When Living Away From Our Family Members:
In today’s era, family members have to live away from each other due to work, education and other compulsions. Sometimes we even have to move to a different country in order to earn a living, it is during those moments of loneliness and nostalgia, that we can look back at our family portrait and remember about all the people who love us back home, who care about us and all the good times that we have spent with them.
5. The Priceless Moment:
If we surprise our family with the gift of a professional photograph, it will help strengthening the bonds between our family members, help increasing the love and affection. This is the priceless moment and the happy memories associated with it will remain forever. We go on wasting our money on phones, televisions, cars etc., while cars can be rebuild, moments cannot and having that priceless moment, in the form of a professional portrait, that will remain with us forever, that has in it, all the people we love and care for, all the happy moments of our lives in a nutshell, is a very small price to pay as compared to the joy that it brings to our lives.
It’s now or never, we always keep on procrastinating about things that we do not consider important, but imagine a time 30 years from now, when your grandchildren will ask about their family history and your children will proudly be able to show them a professional portrait, with all the relatives together in a happy moment.
A professional can help create that moment right now, a portrait in which nobody is left behind the lens, which has been perfectly mastered to preserve your family’s memory forever.