A funny thing happens when families get together … moms run around feverishly taking lots of photos of everyone, documenting the event, saving the images for scrapbooking and posting on Facebook. But since moms are the ones taking the photos, they tend to never exist in the family photos! Sometimes that happens by accident because the moms are busy making the event happen. Often it happens because lots of moms have insecurities and don’t like the way they look in photos. So they stay out of the photos on purpose. We know it can be more comfortable to stay behind-the-scenes, but your kids want photos WITH you.
Give your kids a sense of belonging
Studies have found that having family photos framed and on display makes kids feel like they belong and gives them a sense of unconditional love. Let them enjoy looking at their family unit, all cozy together, in images on your walls every day. What other types of art would you enjoy that much?
YOU are all they care about!
Fast forward 20, 30, or 50 years and portraits showing your love and connection will be everything. Father’s Day just passed, and my social media feeds were filled with beautiful photos of people with their dads! The same happens on Mother’s Day! The photos may be old, but they are some of your most cherished possessions. Photos with grandparents are some of the most requested shots we get at weddings. Take a listen here as our client, Allyson, explains that your kids do not care what you look like, they just want you to get in the photos with them! So just remember. The next time you want to duck out on the family photos, take a deep breath, try to let your insecurities take a break, and hop in the photos with your kids. I promise you that one day a photo with you will be their most prized possession!
Oh, and next week I’ll go over some tips for posing to make sure when you do hop in the photo, you will look your best!
An easy way to make sure you are in the family photos is to schedule a family session and let us do the work! Reach out today to book your session.