Why Bother Doing Family Photo Shoot?
1. Someone Is Dying
Hah… Yes, that’s right… A sensitive topic that people avoid talking about it…
However, if we think carefully, we are all dying… if we live to 80 years old, we only have 4000 sundays more or less… How many Sundays have you used so far? Yes, we are all dying like it or not… some sooner, some later but we all are…
Over the last 10 years, I have helped more than 2000 families to have their family portrait done.
Sure, we take a lot of pictures on iPhone or little camera here and there, but if you think about the image that define you as who you are… a professional portrait photographer like myself has dedicated our lives in creating and capturing the image that truly represent you and your family.
We will make your family laugh and enjoy every moments during the shoot so the only job that you have to do is to spend that quality time with your family.
2. Make Up For Lost Time
In this fast moving society where the world is getting smaller… work become international, and you have to spend more time away from your family… Ask yourself NOW, how much time do you spend on your work VS the time you spend with your family?
It is well too familiar amongst my clients, who spends their time building their business empire or climbing that corporate ladder while their children still young… While we know we all did it for our family… we also know that we sacrifice our time away from our family.
There is no doubt, deep down, I think we all want to make up the lost time for our family… showing them that we care and let them have something that they can hold on to as they grow.
Oh well, some of you think, there will still be tomorrow… For many people who has habit of investing for their future, understand that, the sooner you invest, the more you get rewarded in the future…
Even after 10 years, I have only seen a few dozens family who religiously invest in capturing memories of their children as they grow… Of course, you just got to do it…
3. Because It Matters
Often than not, we only focus on what is in front of us… Everyday is another groundhog day…
When your eyes are open, we check our message, getting ourselves ready, go to work, come home, and spend little time with our children before we sleep again… everyday is the same… Don’t believe? what have you done yesterday? the day before? and the day before? and tomorrow?
Yes, life is mundane… sometimes we just forget what really matters in our life…
According to research, NO ONE, I really mean, NO ONE, in their death bed, regretting that they spend their time on things that matters, such as spending time with your family, capturing and preserving those moment in time… WHY? Because IT Matters… Deep down in our core, we know we need to validate that we exist in this world… and there will be no one else to tell your story, unless you have it all down on photograph.
Furthermore, there are only a few things that people will take with them from their burning house… their valuable… and one of the valuable thing is family photograph… why?
Wouldn’t it easier for professional like us to help you and you can spend time with people that matters creating memories that matter to you and your family. If you are wondering how easy we make the session for you and your family, all you need to do is to give us a call and find out more.
4. Because We Are Celebrating
Over the last 10 years, I tend to ask every family who come through our studio, what is the special occasions… I heard a lot of celebration of moments, it ranges from Birthday, Anniversary, Graduation, Promotion, Having a New Baby, Having a Twins, Having a Promotions…
We ought to ask ourselves, but why? why we need to really spend time recording it, because we are going to have another birthday next year, another anniversary next year…
The most part of it, because it matters to someone in the family…to prove that we exist at this point of time; to have an excuse to reconnect with the family/
5. You Look Best NOW
In terms of facial looks, no one can fault that as we grow, we look wiser. The experiences in life gained over the years are phenomenal. Having said that, once people hit 30, it is inevitable that the body tend to lean towards slower metabolism with time and unless you are the type who diligently do regular exercises and watch what you eat…. the odds are you will look and weigh better this year compared to the next.
Instead of procrastinating the next photoshoot, embrace it! Because your kids will grow bigger each day you procrastinate. The moments/phases/milestones would be gone as you procrastinate. They only remember you as you… they aren’t critical on how you look… They just want to see you in the photos when they flip back on the album many years later. To know that you were around.
Still can’t bring yourself to organising a family photoshoot? Set your goals! How many times do we think about going on a holiday but never end up going? However, once you book your ticket, sure enough, you will end up going by hook or by crook. You will prepare and get the gear needed for that winter/ski etc.
Thats the same as planning for your photoshoot. Confirm and book in a date, you will have the motivation to work off that few extra grams that you have been wanting to get rid off before the shoot. it will naturally happen! By hook or by crook! Because you were intentional, you set your goals and you plan to achieve it! Because it really matters to your family!
Finally, what better gift to give to your better half or your parents, colleagues or friends than a Gift of Memories? Get your closest friends and colleagues to get you a gift voucher for your much needed family photography. You would definitely need to make the photoshoot happen!
FYI, our studio can accomodate big groups for extended family photoshoots. We have multiple changing rooms and studio have a lift landing making it wheelchair and stroller friendly.
Scroll down for some ideas on what, when and how you can do for your next family photoshoot.