Hi there, and thanks for joining me for Part I of the AWP Exist in Photographs blog series! In this edition, we’re going to be chatting about how often your family should be professionally, intentionally photographed. Selfies and quick iPhone snaps are fantastic and SO fun, but they don’t take the place of a portrait session! Check out this infographic for a fairly standard portrait schedule for families:
Essentially, you want to aim for an updated family portrait each year, as well as individual portraits of the kids, with lesser frequency as they grow up. They change and grow so much in those early years, that I like to see them in front of my lens as often as time allows!
For growing families, the best value is to book a Baby’s First Year package. This includes FOUR sessions, spanning from maternity to the first birthday, plus wardrobe for mom, props for baby, and more.
A portrait session every few months can be quite costly, which is exactly why I offer kids’ mini sessions each season. These sessions are the perfect way to capture your little one’s growth more frequently!
As for full family sessions, autumn is by far the most popular time of year to update the family portrait. The weather is crisp, the fall foliage is stunning, and the portrait makes a lovely gift for the grandparents. My fall calendar is already beginning to fill – be sure to book your session soon!