“Being a family means you are a part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life.” » Lisa Weedn
How Family Portraits Boost Your Child’s Self-Esteem
One of the hidden but powerful aspects of family photography that moms and most photographers rarely consider is how it can help us raise children with stronger confidence in their own worth and abilities. Psychologists and experts have done some work in recent decades exploring the link.
This is because the photographs show the family as a family unit and its very helpful for children to see themselves as a valued and important member of that family unit. It lets children learn who they are and where they fit. This is where they belong and come from. Its even better to have photos of the child or children on the walls in their own bedroom
Displaying photos prominently in the home sends the message that our family and those in it are important to one another, and we honor the memories we have experienced,“ – Cathy Lander-Goldberg – a licensed clinical social worker and a professional photographer in St. Louis, Missouri and the director of Photo Explorations.
“It says we love you and care about you. You’re important.”
View below, some of the family sessions I have done – its one of my favorite sessions and my wish is for families to have annual or bi annual group photos and hang them on their walls or make family albums from the photos. When I do a newborn and maternity session, I always try and do a family photograph at the same time, its that important I feel.
Family sessions are fun, outdoors or in studio or both, an hour or two of family love and connection. So good for the soul, both yours and mine.