Well that’s a very good question!
These days most parents have a top of the range smart phone or two between them, which have brilliant cameras and are more often than not at the end of your fingertips. You no doubt have camera rolls full of cute baby cheeks and gorgeous smiles and this is wonderful. I would always encourage you to record as much as you can of the little lives you have created.
So why invest in professional photography?
Well for the most part, the answer is simple. You. If you scroll through your photos, do you see images of all of you together (excluding the selfies)? Sharing special moments and life together? For me, the best part about family sessions is being able to photograph the deep connections between family. In my opinion, a selfie doesn’t quite cut the mustard when it comes to capturing those special moments you share together as a family.
I hear so many parents say that they hate being in front of the camera. Maybe you think you’re not the right size or your hair isn’t good enough or you feel awkward …the list is endless. But I wonder if when you look back at photos of you with your parents, do you have those thoughts about them? Do you see their hang-ups, or do you just see love and you're just glad that someone took those photos?
Time has a habit of moving forward so quickly. People often say ‘It’ll soon be Christmas’ or ‘I don’t know where this year has gone’. And I know that as a sleep deprived parent, time can seem endless and making it to the end of the day can sometimes feel like an achievement. But those all consuming, heart swelling, brand new, tears inducing feelings of love for your little ones are so precious. Having a tangible memory of what those days were like, remembering the not showering for a week, having your clothes covered in various baby liquids and not being able to remember what day of the week it is may feel like a challenge now but when you’re driving them to university, it’ll feel like it has passed in the blink of an eye.
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