• Justyna Zubow

Why family photography grows in popularity?

The role of social media

If you use any form of social media, you've no doubt seen all kinds of family photography being posted. Family portraits have always been a thing, but they continue to rise in popularity for many reasons. Whatever the reason, having your family immortalised in a photo is something that can be passed down through generations and remind you of happy memories.

It's no secret that selfies have taken the world by storm. There's something great about catching yourself in a moment you want to share with the world. However, selfies are missing a crucial element that can only be found in photos taken by someone else. The rise in family photography is likely a response to how people want to share all of life's greatest times on social media.

Recording Growth

Families today enjoy recording the growth of their family and its individual members through portraits photography. A yearly family photo is a great way to watch the growth of kids or to welcome new kids in a way that can be looked back upon anytime. Family portraits are also a great way to memorialise specific moments, such as holiday celebrations or favourite seasons of the year.

Capturing Milestones

Another great benefit of portraits photography is to capture big moments in a family's life. This could be getting a new pet, a graduation, a once in a lifetime vacation or an adopted child. Having the whole family together to celebrate these milestones is important but recording them in a photo lets everyone relive the great day anytime they want to. These portraits are also great for passing down to younger members of the family as time passes to help them remember times they were too young to remember naturally.

Making Memories

No family can remember everything that happens in their life, but family photography helps preserve those moments. Maybe you have a photo taken on a favourite hiking trail or you want to remember a child's penchant for wearing a certain item of clothing all the time. These little things might be forgotten down the road but pulling out the photo will remind everyone of those special moments in time. These memories are also great for sharing with new family members or for mailing to grandparents or aunts and uncles who live far away.

Having a family photo taken can be a big job, especially if you have young children or mischievous pets, but making the time and expending the effort always pays off in the end. When it's all said and done, you'll have some epic memories that will always make you smile.


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