I get it. It can seem like so much work to find and book a northern Virginia family photographer, to get clothes for everyone that look good together (and your kids don’t hate), to get everyone’s hair cut a week or two before the shoot (including the family dog), and to get everyone to the location on time. And yet, I promise you it is worth it.
A beautiful portrait of your family hanging on the wall can help turn a house into a home. It is something personal, something you can’t purchase at Ethan Allen or Pottery Barn. Your family, the people you love most in the world, looking at you and showing you their unique personality and beauty. It has the power to make you feel a sense of warmth and connection every time you look at it.
When you are living in the day to day chaos of raising a family, it is sometimes hard to grasp the linear nature of time. These moments will pass. You think you’ll remember things like how cute Jamie looks without his front tooth or how sweet Alyssa looks with pig tails, but those memories will fade. Family portraits grow more precious with time, they allow you to access the memories and joy of those moments in your life.
And yet, so many families do NOT make the time for family portraits. Maybe Dad is too busy for that “nonsense”. Maybe the three year old has a tantrum every time he sees a camera. Maybe Mom wants to lose a few pounds or get her hair done first.
Don’t let these reasons cheat you out of beautiful family portraits! A professional photographer can wrap up a family portrait session in as little as 30 minutes, posing everyone in a flattering way and getting toddlers to look adorable. And if all else fails, there is always photoshop 🙂
Time is fleeting — families grow and change. Give yourself the gift of this moment and reach out to Goodhart Photography today.
Your future self will thank you.