Having annual family portraits taken can seem like not a big deal to some. Who cares if you don’t send out holiday cards or update your Facebook profile picture? But in reality, family photos can have a huge impact on your children’s self-esteem and how they view their place in the world, and your family unit.
A Tulane University study found that children who see photos of themselves have higher self-esteem than children who aren’t exposed to family portraits. Having your family photos hanging up in your home, can help your children grow into more confident adults.
Showing off who you love
Your home reflects what you value most in life. After all, if we get a new outfit or the latest tech gadget, we can’t wait to show it off. Having the same attitude toward your family photos can reassure your children of how much they’re loved and valued. Let your children know just how important they are by having photos of them displayed prominently throughout your home.
Family photos can show your children that they are important. Family photos can also serve as a reminder that your home is a safe space, no matter what life throws at them. Seeing their face in family portraits, helps them better understand how they fit into your lives and into the family as a whole.
Strengthening your family bond
In addition to boosting your children’s self-esteem, family photos can also strengthen the bond of the entire family. It’s the perfect way to demonstrate a family unit, a group of people who love, support each other, and walk together through life.
Seeing family photos hanging on your wall lets your children know where they come from, and who they are. It can help them establish and understand their identity at an early age, and move through life with more confidence.
Print vs. Digital
You’re like most parents, you probably take photos of your kids constantly. You may even post them to your social media. However, young children do not follow you on Instagram, or Facebook. They don’t get to see your captions about how much you love them. They have no way of knowing how frequently you share their photos.
Family photos on the wall are more sensory experiences for children than images on a phone screen or tablet. Displaying photos in your home lets your children, and guests know that you value your family, and celebrate everything you have experienced together. It’s also way of demonstrating how important your family memories are to you, which can be comforting to your children.
Your children are only children for a such a short amount of time. Why not capture the memories before they are all grown up? Our family sessions are designed to capture the moments that matter most to you. My goal is to provide you with images that you will cherish for years to come! Nothing like helping you hang on to memories as your children grow older.
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