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FAMILY PORTRAITS CAN HELP BOOST YOUR CHILD'S SELF-ESTEEM

David Krauss, a licensed psychologist from Cleveland, Ohio says, “I think it is really important to show a family as a family unit. It is so helpful for children to see themselves as a valued and important part of that family unit. A photographer’s job is to create and make the image look like a safe holding space for kids where they are safe and protected. Kids get it on a really simple level.”

Pretty amazing when you think about it. Kids love photos of themselves.. simple and true. When I am photographing family portraits, the children love to run up to me and look at the back of my camera to see the picture I just took of them, "Let me see." Even my 2 year old grandson, Teagan does that... he wants to see right away what the photo looks like. It is even more assuring to them when they see prints of the photos hanging on the walls or on the table tops around the house. These family portraits give the child a sense of belonging and importance.

Our society has turned into such a digital world that we have often forgotten the value of prints. Everyone wants the digital copies of their sessions, but then what? I often ask previous clients if they ever printed out those files, or made that album they said they wanted to make... but no, the files are still sitting on a thumb drive inside their desk. Same with our smart phones, thousands of images are sitting in our phone or on our computer, but never made into prints for a legacy to our children.

Recently, my mother-in-law Wilma passed away at 93 years young. She was very vibrant and an amazing woman. Do you know what our family did the weekend we all (26 of us) got together to celebrate her life?? We looked at hundreds of her family photos... boxes of them! Her generation didn't do 'digital'. And we "oooh and awed" over all her memories told through the stories of photos. One of her professional portraits was unboxed and no one in the family had ever seen it before. We all fell in love with the capture. As her children, it made us all smile to see the warm smile of the beautiful young Wilma....not a digital, but a hard copy PRiNT! So, I decided I needed to make reprints of that portrait so all the family could have their own copy. Not a digital file, but a print.

The value of Prints will never go away, your children will treasure them for a lifetime and feel good about seeing them... no matter which generation is looking at them. Family Portraits are our legacy of memories to our next generation. When you schedule your family portrait, make sure you order prints and you will be giving your child a 'safe holding space where they feel valued and protected."

credit some information from this article:
http://designaglow.com/blogs/design-aglow/17493452-how-family-portraits-boost-your-child-s-self-esteem
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Here are a small selection from our July newborn baby Sessions in our new Limerick newborn baby studio.
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I just uploaded this image of my kids and then 5 min later its snowing...... totally cool.... but hooooowwww. How is it snowing ?....?...
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This is totally mad, I thought I was seeing things, my heart missed a beat, really thought I lost the plot......
I just uploaded this image of my kids and then 5 min later its snowing...... totally cool.... but hooooowwww. How is it snowing ?....?...
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A quick video from our last outing
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Snow portrait of my two children in Curragh chase, Kilcornan, Limerick, what are the chances of snow this year ?
This is totally mad, I thought I was seeing things, my heart missed a beat, really thought I lost the plot......
I just uploaded this image of my kids and then 5 min later its snowing...... totally cool.... but hooooowwww. How is it snowing ?....?...
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This is totally mad, I thought I was seeing things, my heart missed a beat, really thought I lost the plot......
I just uploaded this image of my kids and then 5 min later its snowing...... totally cool.... but hooooowwww. How is it snowing ?....?...
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