It's the most common complaint I hear from parents today. They want the up-to-date images of their family but they can't seem to make the time and find everyone together and on the same page. It can be challenging with our schedules today but we can make a family photo session possible.
We recently had an opportunity to help a family that has had it's oldest boys leave home to pursue their dreams. Alas, mom was distressed that they didn't have recent pictures of the whole gang. She mentioned that the boys would be home for a couple of days for a very brief visit but that she wished they had more time together to get around to doing family portraits.
We told her to keep us posted on their exact travel dates and to pick an evening when they would all be going out to dinner together. We showed up, equipment in hand, and took a variety of outdoor family photos prior to their dinner engagement! Everyone was happy and the timing couldn't have been been better. With the family happily reunited and focused on getting to dinner we made efficient use of their time and got mom what she wanted. With the boys away again, the entire family now has recent photos to enjoy and to share with new friends.
Rachel Alfonso-Smith is a native New Yorker that has relocated to Katy, Texas.
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