What do family portraits mean to you?
By Martin your Hampshire Photographer at MH PHotography
Why would you spend your hard earned money commissioning someone to take one for you?
It’s likely that we all have different ideas and values with regard to this question. Is it that you are proud of your family and because of this your family values are high on your agenda? You clearly take pride in the images you display and to demonstrate this value, you display images for your family and friends to admire that clearly have been taken by a professional photographer.
Is it that you want to record the precious memories while the family is together enabling a legacy to be recorded and collected? This legacy being passed on to family members enabling them to look back at the adventures and times that they had together.
Is it that you want to let the kids have some great memories when they all go their own way, setting up their own family. The memories can be passed onto the next generation, giving them the understanding of the family values and for their kids to understand who their ancestors were.
For me, it’s about passing on the images of family life. With the popularity today of “WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE” it’s about being able to put a face to a name and keeping the family and values alive. It’s about family get-together’s and recording the birthdays, marriages, the changes time brings and the additions to the family, but above all ensuring that those I meet have a great experience and enjoy the moment.
It’s about meeting nice people and through my photography and with my passion to bring out the best as naturally as possible of the people I photograph and preserving those special moments of their lives.
Photographing a family isn’t about the photographs alone, it’s about what you do and the experiences you enjoy during the photo session, it’s about the photographer and how they interact with the client that bringing the best out in the image.
I get a fantastic feeling when I see my clients beaming with pride, happiness and gratitude when they view the images.