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6 Reasons to take Family Photos – Toronto

April 21, 2020

There are many reasons why you should hire a professional photographer for your family photos.  Here are my top 6 why a professional photographer is a must…not necessarily for every day photos, but for those very special times in our lives that are gone in a matter of minutes.

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1. A YEAR OR MORE HAS PASSED SINCE YOUR LAST PHOTOSHOOT

Most parents would agree that their children grow and change way too fast! The only way to freeze a moment in time is to create images that remind you of every stage, milestone, and new year in your child’s life. Annual family photos are a wonderful tradition and a must in our house. This is one photo I hope to do every year with my son until I can no longer hold him in my arms.

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2. YOUR WALL GALLERY NEEDS UPDATING

Do you have family photos on the walls? If so, how old are they? Adding new images to gallery walls keeps the tradition alive and allows you to document your ever-changing family history for ages. If not, then we’d love to help you get started! We can help you design a wall of art to be added to over the year.

Family photo collage ideas

3. THERE IS A NEW ADDITION TO THE FAMILY

As you add new members to the family, your family changes. A new sibling is a great reason for a family session! We encourage all our family clients to include everyone in this session. A whole family portrait with a new addition is priceless.

4. YOU HAVE NO FAMLY ALBUMS

In this digital age, we have folders of photos on our laptops, in Dropbox, and on iCloud. Maybe you even have CDs lying around which will become obsolete soon. While all of those options are awesome, nothing beats a high-quality, well-made, and thoughtfully designed family album. Many of our family clients confirm that flipping through those books is not only theirs but also their kids’ favourite activity. Building a collection of albums over the years is one of the best gifts you can give your growing family. They become priceless as the years go by. 

photo album ideas

5. BEAUTIFULLY EDITED PHOTOS

The right professional photographer will edit to give a “wow” factor result.  This shouldn’t be heavy editing, nor should it be changing the reality.  It is knowing how to add just the right amount of contrasting, lighting and darkening in ideal spots and perfect touch of color or clean black and whites.  Newborns tend to have some skin issues when they are born, jaundice and diaper lines are professionally removed.  The right amount of editing changes a photograph into a beautiful piece of art.

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6. MOST IMPORTANTLY, YOU GET TO BE IN PHOTOS!

Obviously hiring a professional photographer is a must when you want to be in the photos!  I hire out my own photographer twice a year so that I am actually in the photos with my family.  I think it is so important to document love and emotion within a family.  This is always a priceless gift to myself as a photographer and my family.

why you should hire a professional photographer

Anchor Studio Photography specializes providing a full service experience that starts with booking your session and ends with getting beautiful tangible heirloom products being displayed in your home. My style of soft, candid and timeless photos can be seen in all my maternitynewbornchild and family portraits in Toronto, Canada. If you are interested in booking a portrait session for your family, you can click here to book your session. I am now booking sessions for summer 2020, so don’t hesitate to get in touch soon!

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