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Where’s Mum? Reasons To Get Your Portrait Taken

Sept05One thing all mums know to be true is that derire to not get your photo taken. You feel that you need to get more sleep to get rid of those dark circles or that you just need to lose five more kilos before you get on camera. Sometimes, you may even be the one behind the camera, which aids in procrastinating when it comes to being in photographs. However, this can be something you will regret as you get older. It is time to stop procrastinating! If you are in doubt, here are three reasons to get your portrait taken.

1. You Want Your Children To Have Photographs Of You

Think about some of the photographs you cherish – do you have any of your parents? Are those some that you absolutely cherish? Then think about how your children will feel when they are your age. They will cherish the photographs of you just as much as you cherish the photographs of your parents. If you do not have many photographs of yourself, your grandchildren and great grandchildren will also not have anything to look back on. Photographs are important to all families because they help each other remember their loved ones and are great to pass down throughout the generations. 

2. It Shows Your Children That You Love Them

Many mums would rather not be in the photographs with their children because they are just not ready to be. There will be many photographs of your children together, but hardly any of you with them. This is one of the biggest reasons to get your portrait taken. I have had clients who told me that as they grew up, they were not sure if their parents loved them because they did not have portraits together like other families. They knew their parents did love them, but needed those portraits to reinforce that. Remember this with your children – they want those photos with you. Your children are not bothered by the different things that bother you and, in fact, may not even notice them. Get in those portraits with your children! 

3. You Will Regret Not Getting Portraits Taken

After years and years of many excuses, you will one day wake up and realize there are no portraits of you with your family. This will be something you regret, especially as you age more. You will want portraits of yourself when you were younger, and many of your excuses from those years will seem silly later on. You do not want to end up regretting never getting portraits of yourself with your children and family. 

Do Not Ignore The Reasons To Get Your Portrait Taken

The reasons to get your portrait taken could go on and on. Do not fear about how you will look in a portrait, especially if you are basing it on how you look in an unprofessionally done photograph. I am a professional photographer who knows the best light, best poses, and other elements that will help make these portraits ones you will cherish forever! Contact me today, and we can set up a time to talk about a session of you, your children, and family.

Talk soon, Margherita :)

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How To Get The Best Portraits Of Your Children

kids-photoAs we all know, getting family portraits is important for all families, and portraits can be wonderful fun. You might be wondering how to prepare your child to get the best portraits. Should you dress them a certain way or go to a certain location? This blog is going to explore how to get the best portraits of your children, giving your family some incredible portraits for your walls and portrait books. 

Every Family Is Different

The most important thing for families to remember is that every child is different in his or her own way, much like each family is different. Your children and family may be like one family I photographed; they loved getting up at the crack of dawn and wanted a session on the beach just as the sun was coming up. This was the first time I have done something such as this and I have yet to do anything similar since, but the family really enjoyed it. The portraits turned out stunningly and really captured the family’s personality. Now, if your child is more of the quiet, studious type, make sure the session is quiet and not over the top. A large, noisy portrait session could lead to your child becoming stressed, making it difficult to capture his or her true personality. Always make sure the session will match your child’s likes and dislikes in order to get the best portraits. 

Best Portraits Of Your Children: Time Of Day and Locations

The time of day is important with children because some may need to take a nap in the afternoon or some, like many teenagers, may not be awake until the afternoon hours. You know the best time of day for your children, and I work with all schedules to make sure I can get the best portraits of your children. Another aspect of getting incredible portraits is finding locations that work great for everyone. One of the best ways I have found to take photographs of teenagers who do not want their portraits taken is to have them wear their favourite clothing, even if it is jeans and a t-shirt. I will then put them in front of scruffy looking wall and snap various portraits. This worked very well for one client; the teenage son did not want his portrait taken, but as soon as he saw one of the portraits he wanted to hang it in his bedroom. 

Give Your Children Food Before Portraits

Whether your children are in their teen years or if they are very young, feeding them before a portrait session will help it go smoothly. I always recommend parents to have a meal before the session and then provide the children with a snack right before the portraits. This is the best way to ensure that I can capture their cheeky personalities and get some incredible portraits your family will love for years to come. 

Getting the best portraits of your children is easy to do if you stick with their personality and make the process fun. I am willing to help you figure out different locations and settings that will work great for your particular child if you are uncertain about where to go. Contact me today to set up a family portrait session!

Talk soon,

Margherita :)

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