I feel the same way as the blog author, and having this family session yesterday totally reinforced it for me.
How many times have you put off family portraits, or your kids portraits??
It's really not that bad now days, with so many "lifestyle" photographers around. You don't have to go to a studio and "pose" under the lights anymore. You can have an enjoyable session outdoors somewhere really beautiful. Perhaps a favorite spot for you that holds special memories, or a new found place to explore!
These 3 beautiful ladies....grandmother, mother, and daughter had NEVER had family portraits done! What a shame, because look how completely photogenic they are!
I'm very honored that I was chosen as the photographer to document this momentous occasion...lol.
We had a beautiful morning at the Washington Park Arboretum, and right now is the perfect time in the spring when all the azaleas are in bloom. Bright colors everywhere!
Take a look..........
What a fun bunch of gals!!
And if all of the above doesn't convince you to move family photos to the top of your priority list....maybe this story will.
Last year in April I took photos for a former coworker. She wanted some of her 91 year old Father and her nieces together. The little girls hadn't had much opportunity to spend time with their great grand-dad, since they didn't live very close. We got together at her house and I met them all for the first time. A darling 8 year old, a shy 2 year old, and a man that truly gives the meaning to "gentleman". An active, wonderful man who was still playing golf!
To make a long story short....I finished up her photos, delivered them to her, and a couple weeks later I received the call that her father had suddenly died.
I was speechless....of course he was 91, but vibrant and healthy when I met him.
How terribly sad, but at the same time I was extremely happy that I had been able to do those photos for her and her family when I did. She'll have some lasting memories of those last few weeks with him.
I'm sure she's extremely grateful that she had her portraits done!
See the session HERE.