“We are not as photogenic as the other families you have photographed,” or “My kids will not sit for a family photo session.”
It is common for me to hear excuses like this when I tell someone that I am a photographer. I honestly do not care where you have your photos taken, but I do want to encourage you to have then taken by someone!
Your family doesn’t have to look a certain way, act a certain way, be a certain age, or be anything but themselves. No family is perfect, but every family needs to be documented. Your family is beautiful, just as you are.
Here is one thing that I know to be true. Time goes faster and faster each year, and your family will continue to change. Having professional family photos can be a fun and meaningful experience that will allow you to document your life artistically.
To take it one step further, I would beg you to print them out. In the digital age, it is so easy to download images to your computer, but please, please print them. My favorite way to publish pictures is to make a family yearbook. My kids love to look at them! I’m working on a post with my favorite places to make books so stay tuned for that!
The moral of this story is, don’t make excuses this year. Have me or any photographer capture your family! You won’t regret it.
If your still on the fence, look into a mini session. I still have a few left and it is a great way to try a session without all the pressure of a full family session.