September 26, 2017

Family Portraits | Five Years Later

boston family phtographer arlington ma portraits

These two – five years ago!

boston family phtographer arlington ma portraits

boston family phtographer arlington ma portraits

boston family phtographer arlington ma portraits

boston family phtographer arlington ma portraits

I’ve been thinking a lot about family portraits recently.  Not a surprise given that we now have a family of our own and the pictures of this kid are piling up.  Which ones to print? Where to hang them?  I’ve begun to work on a Guide to Hanging Family Photography with Candace Wilkes of House of Paige. We are aiming for a pre-Thanksgiving release.

Last weekend I had the fun of photographing an Arlington Family exactly five years after I first photographed them.  At six months, this kid was a ham and at five he is only more so.  He specifically asked to recreate a picture of him and his dad with their tongues sticking out from the original shoot.  I had no idea how important that picture was.  You can review that family photography portrait session here.

Walking through their home, their five year old showed me the original picture -framed on the wall just outside his bedroom.  Looking at that picture has become part of his bedtime routine. He looks at it every night.

Where do you put your family pictures?  How are they a part of your daily lives?