Top 5 reasons to book a family photoshoot 2022

7th July 2022

When was the last time you had your family portrait taken- where you are all together in the same photograph? It’s surprisingly a very rare occasion, as you either have to ask a stranger to do it for you, or someone is left out – normally the one holding the phone/camera! If you have been contemplating booking a family photoshoot, below are my top 5 reasons to make it a priority:

  1. Create and keep memories alive

Children keep growing and as much as we would sometimes like it to time does not stand still or wait’. How many times have your scrolled through your phone photos and been surprised to see how much your children has grown and the moment flown! Don’t let time take slip away from you- capture the now in beautiful portraits. Portraits are a visual love letter to your children. When they are older and they see these photos, they will know that they were loved, that they were seen, and that they belonged within the family.

Family Photoshoot in Fleet Pond, Hampshire

2. Quality time together

Family Photoshoots are fun! They give you time together away from any demands of the normal day. Time to connect either in the comfort of your own home or in a beautiful natural location. We are spoilt for choice of beautiful spots in Surrey and Hampshire, but it’s nice to have an excuse to explore and capture some lovely memories along the way!

A fun photoshoot reduces stress and allows you and your little ones to play and connect. Enabling me to capture natural moments that show the beautiful relationships between you all.

What can you expect during a family lifestyle photoshoot with me?

– No awkward posing

– Real moments of connection captured for life

– Natural and fun lifestyle/documentary style photos.

Lifestyle photography is perfect for those who feel awkward in front of the camera and want to avoid fake smiles or uncomfortable moments. It’s also perfect for capturing genuine moments that bring life to your photos.

Family Portrait in Horsell Common, Woking

3. They last a lifetime

On a family photo session we create artwork, photos to be displayed on your wall instead of snaps in your phone. People age and memories fade. But photos can capture your families unique personalities and encapsulate it forever.

How do you feel when you look at an old picture of your own mum or dad, or even of a long-gone relative you didn’t get to meet? It feels as if you are looking into a window of the past, that would have otherwise been forgotten. Chances are you probably want to keep that photo safe as the value of that picture is priceless.

A value of a portrait goes up and up as time goes on. A photograph that was taken now, in two, ten, or even thirty years time, is priceless. People grow up. We age. We live and we forget. Photographs capture that shadow in time that would have otherwise been forgotten.

Nana and Baby portrait, Lismoyne Hotel, Fleet

4. Boosts Children’s esteem

‘I think it’s really important to show a family as a family unit. it is so helpful for children to see themselves as a valued and important part of the family unit. A photographers job is to create and make the image look like a safe holding space for kids where they are safe and protected. kids get it on a really simple level’ David Krauss licensed psychologist

It has been psychologically proven that having your family and children’s portraits displayed in the home can improve your child’s self-esteem. Seeing pictures of their family around the house creates a sense of love and belonging for the child, and encourages them to think that their family will support them no matter what.

5. Family photos make a house a home.

Are your walls looking a little bare? Give your house some style by displaying your family’s portrait on your wall. More so, make your keepsakes last by having a your professional photographs printed professionally.
Today everything is digital which is great for Facebook or instagram but how many photos do you have stored on your phone? Professional high-quality prints which are frame-mounted, canvases, and professionally framed specialty prints which will surely give life to the walls of your home or office for the years to come.

To say that we are happy with the photos that Katie took is an understatement! We’ve snapped away in our iPhones over the last few months but nothing compares to a professional’s work. Not only are the photos just what we had wanted, but the shoot itself was calm and relaxing; Katie put my little one (and me!) at ease which meant that his personality shone through. Thank you Katie x

Victoria S