A Family Portrait is usually created to remember an important family event marking a dramatic change in your family. Someone just had a baby (or you just announced your pregnancy!), one of your kids is off to college this Fall or just got married and the family is growing. Buying a new home for a young couple can be a great time for a portrait… the start of a new journey. Any life changing event is a great time for a professional family portrait.
These events call for a bit more than just a cell phone snapshot. Cellphone cameras are getting more sophisticated, for sure, but do you know what all the settings do? Having a great camera (or cellphone camera) doesn’t mean that you’ll get great portraits.
When you hire a professional, you making the right choice that this phase in your life will be remembered fondly and not a wasted opportuniy. Creating something that you can frame and proudly display in your home requires knowledge and experience using gear. Not many selfies ever get printed. There’s a reason for that.