I think its great to have photos done every couple of years at least. It updates everyone on the growth of your children, its great gifts and will you can't forget the treasure memories! I like photos that are more natural and not just a still pose with a boring back ground or fake one. Sure those were nice in the good old days but there are so many talented people out there that take amazing pictures and its nice to see people in a more relaxed setting. At least this is what I find looks the best, there is nothing wrong with those that go to the well known photo shops and get their pictures taken, some of them turn out great too. This is my view and I so wish I could take great photo's of my own, as I love pictures of kids and even adults at play. One day maybe I will take a course or something, but my plate is just a little to full.
So just remember if you decide to take a family or just your child's photo that they are kids. They might not what that picture taken or do what they should be doing. Don't stress over it try something else or another time. You can't make them do it if they don't want to, because it wont turn out or when you look at that photo afterwards it just might break your heart to know how hard it was to get that little smile out of your loved one.
|credit to Angela Klaassen|