Preserving memories with photography is important to everyone that I know. Every smart phone has a camera and thousands of photos on it at any given time. We have pictures of everything from the tremendous chicken Marsala we made last night to your nephews first soccer game.
Family is the most important thing in our lives.
Time has a way of getting behinds us so quickly we can hardly notice. Before long your newborn is beginning their first day of school. You will pause to recall changing diapers and kissing boo-boos while wondering where the time has gone. I heard someone once say "The days are long but the years are short." Indeed they are.
As younger people we are always looking forward to the wonder, adventure and endless possibilities that lay before us. Our gaze is fixed upon our potential futures. Fast forward now to our arrival as parents and that focus is now directed towards the present. Each milestone brings joy as we observe the world through the eyes of our children seeing the same wonder that we once held. We would much rather have time stop so that we can endlessly enjoy this moment: right here, right now.
We certainly can not freeze time but we can preserve it in portraits!
Growth. Each year, you will grow, and this goes for the members within your family as well. Having annual family photos captured will showcase the advancements you make in life each year. From the time your children are newborns until they have children of their own, these are all memories that you will want to remember, and annual family photos will allow you to do so. After all, seeing as we evolve each year, it can be all too easy to forget the characteristics that we possessed at certain times within our lives.
Milestones. Throughout your life, you will make many achievements. As your little one begins their first year of kindergarten or if your senior is just graduating high school, what better way to remember such exciting events than through photography? If you have welcomed a new pet into your lives or just received a new promotion, photographs of your family bonding and celebrating together will certainly present heartfelt images that you can enjoy for the rest of your lives, as well as remember the milestones and excitement that you encountered.
Memories. Creating memories together as a family is something that you can be truly proud to look back on. Smiles and laughter will fill your hearts as you enjoy the company of one another. Take a trip to the park, walk along the river, blow bubbles, have a picnic…being yourselves within your photo session, and just having fun with one another, will create photos that are so beautiful and real, for stunning memories to look back on.
With photography being such a powerful tool in the world today, you have the opportunity to capture wonderful family portraits, and relive them all throughout your future. When it comes to the love of your family, there is certainly nothing more important than always remembering the bond and excitement that you share with one another.
Find Your Style. What's your style? Classic, elegant, or hipster? Whatever your taste, always be true to yourself and you will experience comfortable and confident results every time.
Schedule your appointments. Haircuts, makeup, manicures … whatever touch-ups you’re planning, make sure to get on your stylist’s calendar early.
Go for 3 basic looks. You have booked your session. You know your style.You have your appointments. Now let's bring it all together.
- Classic. This is the one you know they’ll love showing off for years to come. Think a crisp shirt and great jeans, with nice shoes and classic accessories for a timeless look.
- Make it Personal- What is uniquely you? Bring your guitar, paint brushes or whatever items that are important to you and your high school experience.
- Activities - From sports to chess club, your activities make up a big part of your high school experience. Bring a team jersey, cheer outfit or trophies!
Get Your Rest
The best way to take great photos is to make sure you’re well rested. Get plenty of sleep the night before your session. You have made the investment into your photos now make the necessary preparations to be at your peak physical and mental state.
Time to Shine!
Arrive at your session at least 15 minutes early, ready for the spotlight!
What are Lifestyle Portraits?
Wikipedia defines this as: Lifestyle photography is a kind of photography mainly aims to capture portrait/people in situations, real-life events or milestones in an artistic manner and the art of the everyday. Here is that link.
'The art of the everyday!' That sums it up nicely. 'Lifestyle' photography is somewhere between traditional portraiture and documentary style photography. Essentially, it's trying to capture photos that are as natural as possible, that describe personalities and that show relationships. The focus of lifestyle portraits is to show real family life, at its beautiful, messy, wonderful best!
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