Special times are once in a lifetime. They cannot be repeated because someone forgot the camera or the batteries died. Today is a once in a lifetime opportunity to capture your family as they are today. Tomorrow, they will be different people. They will have grown, a tooth will have fallen out and new milestones to meet. Different members of your family might have tried to take a family portrait but someone is not looking at the camera, eyes are closed or the picture came out blurry. It just may be time to hire a professional photographer who fits into your family’s lifestyle.
When photography came into the stream of everyone’s life, the portraits taken were often very formal and stiff. The photographer was uneasy to interact with the clients. The clients also were very stiff because of the long exposure time needed. The typical family portrait saw the father sitting stiffly in a chair and the wife and children surrounding him, usually with their hand on his shoulder or knee. These are very unemotional pictures. As cameras became more affordable and easier to use, people began to feel comfortable with having their picture taken. They usually don’t want formal shots, however. They want their family seen engaging in ongoing activities such as a vacation spot, or dancing.
Family portraits not only show your growth but also give the strong message that “My family means everything to me.” Children’s pictures are a record of their growth, a reminder of the times that were and never can be again. It’s a record of innocence before they are exposed to the outside world. Graduation photos, either from high school or college, are a sense of pride. Parents realize that their child has matured and a reminder of memories that have past. From that point on, family gatherings become less frequent and there are less family members involved. A family portrait is complete, once again. They remind us of who we were, why we worked and people who were important. At no other time will the same people be at the same place. Pictures will change because of deaths, births and marriages. They are a freeze frame of our emotions at that time. Everyone who has endured a fire of their home always regrets not having time to grab their photos. Most times, these cannot be replaced.
Your Bendigo Family photographer should be almost invisible to you and your family. If you are thinking that the pictures have to be taken in a studio, you are wrong. Portraits should reflect your personality. You can have them taken during a family outing, playing a sport or having a picnic. The most important part of the picture taking process is that you are having fun and engaging with each other. If you are thinking that you can put it off until you have more time, think again. At no time will the family be the same as they are right now.
Hawkswood Photographers in Victoria, Australia has an excellent reputation for family portraits. They are there to highlight your emotions in various stages of your life; from the birth of a baby to the child’s marriage. They are certain to capture the love among the members of your family. These professionals will help you set the stage so that your pictures will always bring back memories of happy times and loved ones. Don’t waste another second and contact them to set up an appointment. Just don’t forget to SMILE!