We live in a digital age. Smartphones and tablets give us the ability to take photographs of anything at any time. Recent figures show 67% of parents take photographs of their children every week, with 9% of these snapping away on a daily basis. Your camera roll is probably full of children’s photos, pictures at the park, visiting family or just playing at home with toys. It is also a sad fact that the most photographed generation will have no photographs in 10 years’ time. As a Newborn and Children Photographer in Cheshire, my job is to make sure that the portraits that are taken today can be cherished for generations to come.
Although technology has given us a fantastic opportunity to capture all those amazing moments, what's the point if there are stored away electronically. Consider where your prized snaps reside. When was the last time you sat down, with your family members and looked through a photograph album? When was the last time you hung a beautiful portrait of a loved one on the wall of your home?
I’m all for people capturing special moments and I would always encourage you to take as many photographs as you can but there are 3 reasons why you should hire a professional photographer.
As a professional photographer, I have photographed over 250 families so I have a lot of experience. Not only experience in how to take a photograph, that is only part of my job but how to make sure the light is just perfect. I have lots of experience in how to get the best photographs from people who don't like to be in front of the camera (don't worry, I know how that feels). I have experience in knowing what clothes look good in photographs and what doesn't and I will guide you through exactly what works well. I have experience in editing photographs to make sure they look absolutely stunning because I know how precious these photographs will be to your family for many years to come. I have experience in dealing with printers and framers to make sure that I can offer you the most bespoke products that will complement your home decor, after all, these portraits will become a big part of your home. So by investing in me, you have full access to all of my experience.
Mums get in the photograph too
If you are anything like me, mums tend to be the ones who are taking the photographs of the children and therefore are never in the photograph themselves unless it is a selfie. By hiring a professional photographer, you are ensuring that those beautiful family portraits include everyone in the family. These portraits will mean so much to your children when they grow up so they will want to have photographs of all their family to pass on to their children and their children's children.
Creating memories that will last a lifetime.
You family is continually changing. Trust me, they are. Go and get a photograph taken from just 6 months ago and you'll be surprised how much your little ones have changed. Hair grown, teeth fallen out, growth spurt. These things happen right under our noses but we don't realise until we look back at these photographs. These photographs are documenting your families story. Not only does a photograph preserve the memories of your children, but it also preserves family memories for your children.
I guarantee you won't regret commissioning a Professional Photographer (as long as you do your research). One of my favourite moments is when I show the portraits to my clients during the reveal session. The look on their face, the tears in their eyes makes me realise that these portraits, they are not expensive, they are priceless.
So, isn't it time that you updated your family portraits, or even began to start document your families story? I'd love to discuss how we can capture the pure magic of your family. Click here to find out more.
Abigail is a Motherhood Photographer specialising in beautifully simplistic and timeless portraiture based in Nantwich, Cheshire.