Top 5 Reasons to have a Family Session | Family Portraits

Spring time is here (and hopefully here to stay!) and that means it’s time for family portrait sessions! I have always enjoyed taking family portraits for people, but now that I am a parent I truly understand the importance. I understand the need to document everything! I want to look back and see pictures of my children growing up. I want to remember each photo session we have as a family and have all the memories of that year come flowing back to me.

Family portraits are becoming very near and dear to my heart. If you are on the fence about having a family session, here are my top 5 reasons why you should:

  1. You get to record your family’s growth. Each year your family grows, whether it’s adding more children to your family or the physical growth of your children. And as a parent you grow in more ways than you would have ever have imagined. Why not document your growth?!
  2. Memories. As a family, you want to document fun memories. We all know there are the melt-down moments, tears, and outbursts (which are a part of life), but as a parent you want to remember the fun times. You want to remember the different stages of joy, happiness, and laughter! You want to remember your children hugging each other and laughing uncontrollably!
  3. Frame-worthy moments. As parents we often take cell pictures of our families. If you are like me, you have hundreds of photos of your children on your phone, but most of them are not “frame-worthy”. They are low-quality pictures that usually end up staying on my phone. I don’t do anything with them. They are not “good” enough for frames on our walls, or to send to our extended families. Family portrait sessions give you the chance to have a few “frame-worthy” moments. Plus, who doesn’t love walking through their house and seeing pictures of their loved ones, especially their kids.
  4. When everyone is together. Daniel and I are blessed to have our parents and grandparents live fairly close to us, but that’s not always the case for everyone. If your family is in town, why not document that special time!
  5. A family day. Family portrait sessions can be a great way to celebrate your family and have fun. Plan a family day around your photo shoot and create more family memories. Go get doughnuts or ice cream after your shoot (or use it as a prize for good behavior) or go to a park and play afterwards. Have fun as a family! Those are the memories you want to remember and cherish!

These lovely ladies were celebrating 4 generations!!!

Grandparents and grandkids!

The celebration of being a family!

  • February 2018

  • January 2018

  • December 2017

  • November 2017

  • October 2017

  • September 2017

  • August 2017

  • July 2017

  • June 2017

  • May 2017

  • April 2017

  • March 2017

  • February 2017

  • January 2017

  • December 2016

  • November 2016

  • October 2016

  • September 2016

  • August 2016

  • July 2016

  • June 2016

  • May 2016

  • April 2016

  • March 2016

  • February 2016

  • January 2016

  • December 2015

  • November 2015

  • October 2015

  • September 2015

  • August 2015

  • July 2015

  • June 2015

  • May 2015

  • April 2015

  • March 2015

  • February 2015

  • January 2015

  • December 2014

  • November 2014

  • October 2014

  • September 2014

  • August 2014

  • July 2014

  • June 2014

  • May 2014

  • April 2014

  • March 2014

  • February 2014

  • January 2014

  • December 2013

  • November 2013

  • October 2013

  • September 2013

  • August 2013

  • July 2013

  • June 2013

Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

  • Audrey MartinWhat a great idea to have it be a family day!


  • RuthAnn RafiqThis is such a great reminder for people on the fence about family photos. I completely agree with you! Lovely photos as well.


Download our top five tips for parents of little ones

Diana Gordon Photography

Diana Gordon Photography is a premier family photographer serving Hampton Roads, Virginia and beyond with their bright and elegant style.