Should We Have Frequent Family Photoshoots?
Newborn photoshoots are all the rage, likely because everyone is anxious to capture and preserve the most precious moment of a child’s life: the very beginning. And let us not forget the fact that having an album full of adorable newborn smiles is another great motivator, especially since time truly flies – and it will not take long before our newborn angels grow up into toddlers, children, teenagers, and adults. When the time comes, their days of infancy will only be a distant memory, captured in these photos.
Yet we have to raise the question: Is it necessary to only have photoshoots when your babies are, well, still babies?
We believe it’s not only beneficial for the elders in a family, but for the younger ones too, to have periodic (if not frequent) family photoshoots to commemorate momentous years or growth stages. From their days as a newborn to their finest years as young adults, frequent family photoshoots will chart their growth and progress better than anyone’s memory can.
Reasons for Frequent Family Photoshoots
Now you might be wondering, what sort of “momentous occasions” are good enough to warrant a family photoshoot?
The answer is that it’s really up to the individual – and their family. It could come with every memorable graduation: from kindergarten, primary school, secondary school, all the way to university and beyond.
Life events like weddings and engagements, as well, and the birth of your children’s newborn babies as well are all compelling reasons to always think about having a family photoshoot together. Birthday photoshoots are also significant, especially when one turns 21 or a reaches a significant age milestone.
At the end of one’s life, these photos and albums will be all the sweeter to look back on, wouldn’t you agree?
How Frequent Family Shoots Help Newborns and Children
It may not seem obvious, but photoshoots have the power to help your babies and children learn how to be more expressive in the long run.
Family photoshoots are a time of genuine fun and bonding, and exposing your children and babies to it from a young age will undoubtedly get them used to being intimate and expressive with their loved ones.
Socially, this means your kids will flourish in other environments – and sometimes on their own, like in school and eventually at work. Let’s not forget an added family closeness that will act as the glue that holds everyone together.
Additionally, if your family already has a history of having frequent family photoshoots, these old photos can help to create a sense of belonging between your newborn and children with past generations that came before. This will inspire them to do the same in the future with their own children – thus establishing a family legacy worth looking back on.
By helping your children forge a strong bond with their immediate family and extended family members, their mental and emotional well-being will surely be steadied and well-protected.
Consider frequent family photoshoots to foster that very sense of belonging in them, starting right now – so they have something beautiful to look back on in the far future.