There is no denying that there is something very special about portrait photography, that a smartphone just can’t capture.
The high quality and the setting play a role in this, yes. But really it is the people, the families, the beautiful children, that make portrait photographs so magical.
Going to a studio for portrait photography is an experience in itself too. It’s a chance for all the family to get together, have some fun and capture some memories that will last forever.
There is no denying that professional portrait photography is somewhat of an investment, so it might just be something that your family does once in a blue moon. Either way, it is completely worth your precious time.
So, clear your schedules for an afternoon and drag all your various family members along. You are guaranteed to leave with a huge smile on your face and plenty of extraordinary photographs.
Let’s have a look at some of the main reasons why you should invest in family portrait photography every once in a while.
First off, going to a studio with your family for some portrait photography will be a heck of a lot of fun! It’s something that everyone will probably have to be persuaded to go to (no exceptions for any grumpy teenagers) but once they’re there they are guaranteed to have a ball. Once past the initial camera awkwardness even the grumpy ones will be smiling and laughing in no time. The result? Some truly fabulous photos!
It is difficult to know where to book your family in for some portrait photography but it’s a good idea to go for a company that lets your family be themselves. Nousha do just that, with their main aim being to showcase every family’s individual and unique personality. Their modern approach allows every family member to relax and just be themselves. You can even bring the dog along – we all know how important our pets are as family members. What’s interesting about Nousha is they do only black and white studio photography, so all their photos come out looking modern, fresh and fun. An added bonus, you don’t have to worry about any of your family’s outfits clashing!
As well as being a fun thing for all the family to get involved in, portrait photography gives you the chance to capture some important milestones. Do you have a recent new addition to your family? Is one of your kids flying the nest *sob*? Has one of the youngsters just begun to walk? Just need some updated photos?
Whatever the milestone, it is valuable to capture them in a professional setting to benefit you but also so future generations can look back and reminisce. When your kids reach the stage of getting in relationships, if they haven’t already, having funny family photos to get out is always an ice-breaker or bonding activity.
Another positive of portrait photography in a studio setting is that there are no distractions. When trying to take photos out and about on our phones, children (and adults) will no doubt always have something better to do or look at. In a studio, this is prevented to an extent. Your family are there to take photos and that’s all, so it should be a lot easier to get everyone to focus and look in the right direction. No guarantees there though!
The benefit of going to a studio for your portrait photography is that the photographer will have a vague plan and plenty of expertise as to how to capture a great photo – you just need to listen. If you have any pesky children, keep in mind that they are a lot more likely to listen to the instructions of a photographer they have never met than you (no offence), so it should all go smoothly.
These are just some, but not all, of the great reasons why portrait photography is definitely worth booking in for. You might have to drag your family there initially, but afterwards, everyone will be nothing but grateful.
This is a collaborative guest post. All images featured in the post were taken by Nousha.