As a Denver area photographer for the past 10 years of course I think that getting professional portraits taken of your family and kids every year is important. Kids grow so quickly and we only have a short time to get pictures with them at these ages. Just as important however is taking photos yourself throughout the year! While I would love to be there to capture every moment for you no one can tell the story of your families adventure in the same way you can as mom. Here are some photos I believe you should make sure to capture of your children every year!
1. A Photo of Them with Their Favorite Toy
I don’t know about your kids, but mine switch favorite toys every 6 months to a year. I remember when my oldest daughter was 2 she had a little pink Giraffe that was her world. I never though she was going to outgrow that thing, then one day it was suddenly cast aside and replaced with another toy. I was so glad I had captured some pictures with her and the Giraffe to remember that age and phase in her life!
2. A Photo of Them Playing with Their Siblings
You know those rare occasions where they are actually getting along with their siblings? Make sure you have evidence for later when they are fighting lol! Ok but seriously what is more precious than children at play and capturing them in their natural environment? I can promise you will cherish these photos later on. Have an only child? Don’t dismiss this one, catch them at play with their best friend, cousins, dad anyone who they love to play with!
3. Learning Something New
Don’t forget those photos of them learning to crawl, walk, stand, ride a bike, learn a new sport. whatever they are learning to do at this age make sure to document it!
4. A Photo with Each Parent
Ok I know how you feel about this, I hate to be photographed as much as the next Mama but one day our kids are going to be grown, one day we are going to be gone, what legacy do we want to leave behind. What images do we want to leave for them to remember us by? We tend to skip over this one, think I’ll take photos with them when I loose that weight or when I’ve done my makeup. Don’t put this off!
5. A Photo with Their Grandparents
I don’t know about you but I have very few photos that were taken with me and my grandparents. This is one I wish I had more of myself with my grandparents and that I struggle to do with my kids and and their grandparents. I actually gave my mom for Christmas this year a “gift certificate” for a photo session with my kids, and while scheduling a session for them or inviting grandparents to be a part of your family session is a great way to do this these don’t always need to be professional photos. Capture them together reading a book, or during the holidays. One day these photos will be priceless to your children!
Truth Photography is a full service Northglenn Colorado based portrait company. Photographer Jennifer Tavera specializes in creating a unique photo session that will be an adventure for your child or family and turning the finished portraits into beautiful wall art for your home. For more information on my sessions visit www.truth-photography.com I can’t wait to photograph your next adventure!!