I love a family photo session. Not because I really like to take the photos - actually one person is much easier for me than a group. I love it because I feel passionate about how important it is to get those shots!
I KNOW it is stressful to get everyone rounded-up, dressed, spiffed, and transported to get a photo done. I KNOW how much grief they give (usually the mom) about having to get their pictures done. It can run through your mind that the aggravation is SO NOT WORTH IT. Let me tell you, with great authority, taking the time and torture to get the family together for a photo session, IS SO TOTALLY WORTH IT!!
In the past year, I have seen four different families lose a family member. It is always heartbreaking. And I can tell you this, one of the first things those families want are pictures. And those pictures become a treasure, a connection to what has been lost. There really is no way to put a value on that. Two years ago, I took some photos for a family and recently that family lost their dad. Those pictures were incredibly valuable and irreplaceable to that family. What if they hadn't taken the time? What if they just didn't get around to it? What if?
Take pictures. Get them printed. Make and give prints to your kids so they will have them when you are gone. Someday gets here faster than we think. We are all going to want to remember, and one of the easiest ways to remember is a photograph.
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