Why Family Photos Make The Best Gift

May 16, 2023

Family photos are some of the most timeless and cherished keepsakes that you can have. They make a great gift for mom on Mother’s Day, can document your family’s growth over the years, and bookmark special moments in time.

As a portrait photographer with over 25 years of experience, I have seen firsthand how these photos can bring families together and create memories that last a lifetime.

While some people may balk at the price of hiring a photographer to take your family photos, let me tell you…

The experience is worth every penny.

When you choose a photographer with years of experience and expertise to take your family photos, you’re not just paying for fancy equipment and a few hours of their time. You’re investing in a carefully curated experience that will leave you with photos that you and your family will cherish for years to come.

My goal when working with you is simple: to provide you with a photography experience that is unparalleled in the Fort Collins area.

From the moment we meet, I work closely with you to understand your vision and help plan the perfect photoshoot and I and my team will  help guide you every step of the way. 

During our initial consultation.  I’ll help you make decisions on hair, makeup, and outfits. I know that coordinating this can feel like a major task, but between your incredible taste and my knowledge of what photographs well it won’t be a problem!

Outdoor portrait of mother and daughter in a field in Fort Collins, CO.
Family photo of mom, dad, and young daughter playing near the Cache la Poudre River shot by Photography by Desiree

On the day of your shoot, I and my assistant will give you the perfect amount of direction to make sure you never feel awkward or are left wondering what to do with your hands. We can also help corral the little ones!

In editing, I and my team of professional photo retouchers will make sure that every detail is perfect and that you look your absolute best in every photo. We’ll highlight the feautres that you love and hide the ones you don’t – all while keeping things looking natural!

And at your purchasing appointment, I’ll help you hand-select your images to create a collection of stunning, high-quality photos that will become cherished family heirlooms.

While 25+ years of experience and a team of professionals will certainly help make your photos incredible, what actually makes family photos truly special is the way they bring families together.

When you take the time to capture these moments, you’re creating something that your children and grandchildren will treasure for years to come. 

Whether you choose to display your images on a wall in your home, create an album, or share them on social media, these photos will serve as a reminder of the love and connection you share as a family.

To Wrap It Up!

Whether you’re thinking about having professional family portraits taken as a mothers day gift, for a birthday, or to bookmark a beautiful moment in time, know that this is an investment that will last generations. Yes, the investment may be higher, but the payoff is priceless. In the end, it’s not just about the photos themselves, but the memories that they capture. 

So… ready to book your family photo session? Get in touch and let’s create some amazing images that will last a lifetime!

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