Why you should get your family photos taken this year

Family photos come in all sorts of iterations, and as a Randolph family photographer, I've seen them all.  Parents with children.  Just the kids.  Older siblings together.  A single person or a couple or  Even a group of close friends.  Family has so many definitions, and so family photos can be so many different things.  As a child, and even now, one of my favorite things to do was peruse through my family's photo albums and marvel at old photos of my parents, as well as newer photos of my own immediate family.

The Fall is slowly approaching and  If you haven't had your family photos or scheduled your family session yet I would highly recommend you do so today dont let this year be another one that goes by chose without documenting your growing family.  Whether it be for the first time or the fifth time; whether it's a traditional family or something a little different, family photos are so important.  I've got two reasons why now is the time for family photos (and I'd love to be the one to take them).  So to find out why you should have your family's photos taken this year, read on.

1.  For the present

 

Maybe you're a new family who just had a baby.  Maybe you've got a few growing kids, or you have one about to go to college or maybe even an aging parent.  The bottom line is you want to remember the now.  You want to remember this moment.  Time passes fast.  They're only this little once.  Each moment happens only once.  You want to remember this now, this present, and bring it with you to the future.  

2.  For the future

I am very lucky to come from a family where photos are plentiful.  In my parents' home, there is a photo of my grandfather this is the only way I remember my grandfather since he passed away when I was about 2 years and I dont have much memories of him other than though the photographs.  I spend so much time looking at photos of my parents as children; of my own immediate family through the years.  It all gave me a sense of belonging and a connection to my past.  

There are lots of moms (and dads, too, but honestly, more moms) who say they wish they were in photos with their children, or they wish there were more photos of them, period, so their children would have some to look at now, and in the future.  The future is uncertain.  I cannot tell you how much those children would appreciate if their moms and dads and aunts and uncles and grandparents got in a photo.  The future value of photos like that is immeasurable.  Believe me.  Your future family will thank you over and over for them.

Family Portrait Photography is so important in recording various stages through your families life.  In current  day While most parents especially mothers tend to be the ones recording the memories for their children its important to make time to be in the frame to make sure you exist in your family memories. 

A Portrait Session with Seraphine Photography is an experience your family will remember and treasure for years to come and will be passed down generations you too will be remembered.  Call me today make sure you too are in the frame. We will start by talking on the phone then planning to meet so we can design and plan not only your family memories but also discuss how to present and display your experience. 

 

Golden Hour Spring Family Portraits at Eleanor Bradley Estate in Canton MA

It was such a beautiful late Spring day for this family Session. The family had a major Milestone Coming up with their daughter who is also the oldest in the family was setting to graduate from high school. The Tulips were in full bloom at the Bradley Estate Gardens and gorgeous as ever. While our initial planned session date was a washout as it can happen in the Spring we were all really happy with our rain date because it turned out to be a crispy day but the sunset was absolutely gorgeous. 

The family was looking absolutely gorgeous and they enjoyed sharing one on one time together there was chest bumping and the kids enjoyed taking a stroll while the parents had their couples photos done. The teens loved the location so much that they wanted to get most of their portraits framed by the flowering shrubs. 

After our initial consultation and portrait planning session the family was really excited and everyone was involved in the planning process. 

The best part of the entire experience was when we got together for the reveal party when the family was was able to view their images and select their final art and product. Going through their gallery together and selecting the photographs that best represent their individual personalities and the families personality was such a great joy both for the family and so fulfilling for me as an artist to see the final product on the wall. Thank you for entrusting me to document this beautiful and important milestone in your family. It’s was such a pleasure to spend the amazing time we did together through the process and glad you loved your experience. 

Ice Castles Lincoln NH Winter 2018

We were really excited to visit the Ice Castles in NH. We picked February Vacation to go and we are glad that we made it there. The temperature's were in the 50's which resulted in the ice melting while we were there nonetheless we were glad it wasn't biting cold.  Here are a few of the images from our visit. In the future we'll probably plan to go later in the day to get the full effect of the surrounding. 

We are glad to have brought our winter gear and while we had it in the car we actually had considered leaving it but glad we geared up for it. 

Helpful tips. Bring your winter full winter gear and sleds. 

Jones Family Session Powers Farm Park Randolph MA

Another cold late fall day in New England served as a great reminder that winter is right around the corner. But don't let that fool you it didn't take long for this family to warm up to their family sessions. The kids were great spots once they got moving they were happy to tough out the New England weather. We had an amazing time together. 

Rowe's Family Session

The weather was beautiful. We had an amazing New England Fall chill the kind that reminds you that winter is right around the corner so brace yourself for it. The love between this family was enough to thaw any cold we might have been experiencing and the smile on the lovely young lady is enough to make you feel warm. 

Stoughton Family Portrait Session at Home - Fall Family Session

While the weather has been unseasonably cool well actually cold this family didn't let that stop them. The lighting was absolutely beautiful and while late fall we run into the challenge of the temperature being too cool, the background is absolutely gorgeous due to the Foliage. Naturally with a 3 month old we took the rest of the session inside so she could keep warm. The best part of the session was the smiles i got from this 3 month old. 

Schwehm's Family Session at Borderland State Park Easton MA

While we knew we had frigid temperatures to some extent we didn't realize how cold it would feel especially this early in the season. But this family toughed it out and they didn't let the cold stop them from having fun at their session and towards the end of the session we had amazing magical light. Borderland Park Is stunningly beautiful and we were blessed to have such beautiful light peeking through the trees. As a Randolph family portrait photographer I generally photograph in the surrounding towns and Easton is one of my Favorites. I love taking pictures at Borderland State Park because it has so many varied backdrops all in the same location.

Nico's Camping Milestone Cake Smash Session Houghton's Pond Milton MA

The weather was forecasted to be cloudy then clear then last minute threatened to rain but held up. what an amazing session we had with Nico he completely enjoyed digging right into he's pancakes then had a go at the lantern and continued on to smashing and crumbling he's cake. 

Szeglin Family Session

The Szeglin family session was filled with sweetness both boys share a strong bond and while Nathan is almost 1 he clearly adores he's big brother Logan who just loves him to pieces.  The boys were lucky to see some frogs jumping from the fountain and i got lucky to capture the action. We had an amazing session at the Easton library. And offcourse to top it off we all had a kick when the sprinklers went off on me!!!! 

Howarth Family Session

Howarth Children Session. Typical Spring day in New England the weather was meant to be warm but turned out to be nippy we thought it was going to rain but the rain held off. spending time with them was such a treat on this cold spring day.

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