Family Portraits

Photographers deal in things that are continually vanishing. And when they have vanished, there is no contrivance on earth that can make them come back again.

– Henri Cartier-Bresson

How important are professional family portraits?  You may well ask how important are your family memories?  Your children will only be this age once.  Your parents will only be with you for so long.  We all take point and shoot, or “Instagram” pictures throughout life.  Unfortunately, these snapshots end up in the shoebox of social media, but never anywhere with permanence, such as over your fireplace.  A professional family portrait is something different–something beyond the everyday experiences of life.  A professional family portrait is very special investment you and your family will enjoy for many years.  If it has been a while, or if you have never had a professional family portrait made, here are the important “don’t miss these” milestones from Tim and Bev Walton (, president of the Professional Photographers of America.

  • Babyhood – Newborn, six months, twelve months
  • Toddler – Two years
  • Childhood – Five years
  • Youth – Twelve years
  • Young adulthood – Sixteen years

Naturally, you don’t need to wait for these milestones in your children’s lives, but if you have bypassed any of these, please, strongly consider having professional family portrait made.  Need another reason?  October is Family Portrait Month.  Have your professional family portrait sitting in October, and your finished photographs will be ready to display in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Call or email today!