Everybody loves having quality family portraits hanging on the wall, yet I hear regret so often from clients anguishing over not doing them more often…all I can say is, make them a habit! Many, many of my family portrait clients have commented to me about how important it is for them to document their family life…and I couldn’t agree more. As your Omaha Photographer, I’m often am amazed by the number of folks who aren’t capturing the lives of their loved ones once a year on film, if not more. Now, we all know that it’s easy to whip out your smart phone and grab some shots, but we also both know that there’s a world of difference between ‘I-pics’ and quality family portraiture. When the kids are all grown and out of the house (with kids of their own?), it’s too late. Having memories hanging on the wall brings you right back to that wonderful point in our life. You and your family will never look the way you do today. Unfortunately, sometimes photographs are the only memory we have of a loved one. I was reminded of this recently as a spouse of a high school friend passed unexpectedly at 43 years old. You never know how much time you’ll have to create memories and memorialize them with family pictures. Hopefully, all Omaha photographers will attest to how important family portraits are, and clearly, I can only concur. It’s such a pleasure for me to start out photographing a child as a newborn and then have the opportunity to document their life with photography as they grow up, taking annual family portraits. If you have any family portrait ideas, I’d love to hear your ideas for a shoot that best represents you and your family. What a blessing it is and what great friends I’ve made through this documentation process! Remember…time is fleeting, make sure you capture the moment with photography.