Monday, December 19, 2011

Family Portrait Update: The Holidays Provide An Excellent Opportunity

Grant Family Portrait at Garin Park in Hayward

Holiday season is an excellent  opportunity to update family portraits. While you are gathered together from different cities, make a permanent keepsake that you will cherish for years to come.  Yes it takes some work…which is why it is so easy to keep putting a family portrait update off.  It can be painful to get a group consensus on location and clothing.  One wants casual attire another prefers formal wear.  Are we shooting at the beach or in the studio? There are many decisions to be made and work  and commitment  in order to pull it all off. 
Watson Family Portrait at Home

But one thing is for sure….you will never regret the decision to make your professional portrait session happen.  Once that finished wall portrait is hanging on your wall, you realize that it is one of the most valuable things a family can own.  That is why disaster victims risk harm to save family pictures…they are the tangible manifestations of our memories. And while no one wants to think about it....we never really know if we will all ever be gathered in the same place again.  Sometimes the miles between us become too large a burden to allow family gatherings and at other times family members pass on before the next portrait.
Jones Family Portrait at Lake Merrit in Oakland

At Positive Images, portrait artist, Gisele Bonds, uses the family portrait consultation as a tool to plan out the details of your session. We realize how valuable your time is and want to optimize the time you set aside for creating your new family portrait by carefully planning it and having a clear understanding of your family and the relationships in the group.  This way on portrait day, there is a clear game plan and the session can be fun and move with purpose.
Brown Family Portrait at Lake Merrit

A professional family portrait is one of the most meaningful gifts you can give each other this holiday. After all, when all is said and done, the only thing that real matters is family. There is still time to get on our 2011 schedule call today to schedule your consultation appointment (510)832-3686.

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