Updated: Aug 15, 2020
I read an article recently that really resonated with me and gave me new meaning and passion for my work as a photographer. In this article I learned that family portraits can help boost a child's self esteem! Upon first reading that, my mind was blown, but the more I thought about it, the more it made sense. Just like putting a report card or drawing up on the fridge signifies this is important, we are proud of you, seeing a photo of themselves surrounded by their family tells them they are important, it shows them that they are loved, and gives them a sense of belonging!
As a mother, of course I want my children to know they are loved and make them feel important and I think they do feel that way, but my children are young and it is pretty easy to convey those messages at this age because all you really need to do is hug them and tell them. As they get older, I imagine it becomes a little more difficult. But isn't it a nice idea to think maybe one day, they come home from a rough day at school, or maybe you or your spouse come home from a hard day at work, and you turn the corner to your living room and you see yourself happy surrounded by the people who love you the most? My goal as a photographer is to help families preserve memories.
Moving forward, a larger goal for me is to help get your portraits hanging in your home. I understand sometimes, these things fall by the wayside. Maybe the thought of printing the photos, finding the frames, mapping out the placement, and finding the hammer is too much to take on between nap times but I am here to help you. I WANT to help you! I will tend to every detail of your portrait experience so you can spend the time where it matters the most, loving on your babies.
“Displaying photos prominently in the home sends the message that our family and those in it are important to one another, and we honor the memories we have experienced,“ says Cathy Lander-Goldberg, a licensed clinical social worker