One of the hidden but powerful aspects of family photography that parents and many photographers rarely consider is how it can help us raise children with stronger confidence in their own worth and abilities. When we place our family photos on the wall our children see themselves. They see their life. Through the imagery surrounding them they will find these firm ties to family and an absolute understanding of where they fit.
Did you know that you are more likely to grab your photos than anything of fiscal value in case of an emergency? This natural impulse and instinct to save our recorded memories is a powerful force telling us a great deal about the role of memories in our lives and our constant desire to distil our most precious moments into images. While most of our memories fade with time, so many of our children's are being solidified and strengthened by this wall display as a daily reminder of the things they have done, the places they've been, the people they have become.
We want to preserve the notable events and people in our lives. The ceremonies around the beginning of a new life, birthday celebrations, weddings, anniversaries, holidays, new houses and important milestones are all recorded because they matter. This is why family portrait photography has found a place in every loving home. Hundreds of images come together to form the narrative of our lives. A couple of generations later those old pictures might surface among archived papers in an attic and someone would gladly spot granddad between the fresh young faces.
If you are looking to book a Family Photography Session, and are based in Greenwich or South East London, please feel free to get in contact. Check out my Family Portrait Session Information page, where you can find out more information including pricing, FAQs and much more.