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4 Reasons To Have a Family Portrait

4 Reasons Why You Should Invest in a Family Portrait

Why family portraits are one of the best investments you can make.

There’s nothing more important than family; they’re the people you share your home and life’s experiences with, the people you share meals and happy and sad moments with. You create memories with your family, which is why it’s so important to capture moments together as you are now.

It’s rare for you to get your entire family together in one shot but having those photos is truly special. I force my family into doing a portrait every Fall. It’s a great way to have a family portrait of us every year and see how we’ve grown and changed. I get my kids portraits done every year around their birthday. I try to do something special or incorporate their personality some how. When I go on vacation, I try to photograph everyone together and some people individually.

Here’s why you should take the time to hire a professional photographer to shoot a beautiful family portrait for your home.

  1. Portraits are beautiful decor pieces. If you’re looking for something special to hang on your wall at home, a family portrait is the perfect option. Portraits usually work best on a focus wall, which is why it pays to hire a professional photographer. If you’re going to have a photo of your family in a prominent part of your home, you’ll want the lighting and focus just right. Family portraits as a centerpiece also tells people who come to visit what you find most important in life.
  2. They last a lifetime. The reason why family portraits are seen as investments is because they’ll last for years. Photos like this can be passed down to future generations so that they have something special to remember their family by. I do a lot of ancestry and genealogy work and I’m always amazed when I find photos of family members I’ve never met. It puts a face to a name and helps bring that person to life. And it’s fun to see how much I looked like grandma when she was young.
  3. Portraits make for wonderful gifts. If you’ve been racking your brain for gift ideas for a family member, a framed family photo is a great option. Even more so if someone is having a milestone birthday and you’re looking for something extra special to give them. Need a gift for grandma—photos of the grand-kids! You could also gift a portrait session to your parents, so that they can have a large family portrait done.
  4. It brings the family together. Shooting a family portrait is a great way to bring the family together so why not make a fun day out of it? Get your family members to come up with fun ideas for the shoot if you want to do something a little less traditional and take this opportunity to spend some additional time together afterwards so that you can attach some special memories to the portrait too. We’ve done our sessions in studio and at our home.

Contact Christy to set up your own family portrait session!

Jacksonville, Florida photographer. We specialize in newborns, families and corporate photography. Our North Florida service areas include: Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra, Fernandina, Amelia Island, St. Augustine, Orange Park, Fleming Island, MacClenny, Middleburg, Maxville, Yulee and Callahan. For more information and to get a custom quote, please contact Christy directly. Christy Whitehead Photography, 514 Chaffee Point Blvd. #9, Jacksonville, Fl 32221 - (904) 891-0359