A family portrait is something truly special yet often gets put on the backburner or forgotten altogether. But why? It’s not only a wonderful photo opportunity, but it’s also a reason to get your whole family together for a moment you’ll cherish forever.
Oftentimes, there are excuses like, “We don’t have enough time” or “We live too far apart to gather for a picture.” I’ve found throughout my career and some personal experiences that families typically don’t value a family portrait until it’s too late. Either someone moves away or, sadly, a family member passes away. A tragic event also tends to reveal that barely any (or zero) family portraits exist.
Instead, make it a point to plan a family portrait with your loved ones.
Here are a few great reasons to gather your family for a professional portrait:
Mom gets to be in the photo
You’re on vacation, at the game or opening presents. Great photo opportunity, right? But guess who’s often left out? Mom—because she’s the one taking the picture. Schedule a session with a professional photographer so everyone can be included to make it a true family portrait.
Your own digital camera, smartphone or tablet may be sufficient for a good photo but you may regret not having a great photo. A professional photographer is educated, experienced and passionate about their craft. It’s the best way to ensure you get the highest-quality photo possible. Plus, it helps to have someone organize a variety of photos and direct when necessary.
Besides getting a top-quality family portrait, a professional photographer typically has the equipment to provide prints on premium photo paper—something you won’t find at your local drug store.
Excellent gift idea
A professional family portrait is an ageless sentiment and makes a perfect gift for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays and more. Send a premium-quality photo to friends and family for a truly memorable gift.
Contact me today to schedule a portrait or to order a gift card for a friend or loved one. I offer gift cards in any amount.
Nicole Gesmondi Photographer, LLC is a wife-and-husband photography team located in Providence, Rhode Island. We’ve been providing wedding and portrait photography services in and around Providence and Newport, Rhode Island, New York, Connecticut, Boston and more for over a decade.
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