Honoring the Legacy: Why a Family Photoshoot with Grandparents Is So Important
Photo sessions are a great way to create lasting memories with your loved ones. But have you ever considered doing family photoshoots with grandparents to add even more depth and meaning to the experience?
A few summers ago, a woman named Vicky contacted us about doing a family photo session with her granddaughters. The girls were only going to be in town for a limited time, and she wanted some great beach photos while they were there.
We were thrilled we were able to find a time for them, and the sunset for their photo session did not disappoint – it was spectacular!
But it also got us thinking about how rare of an experience this is. We’ve captured hundreds of families (and sometimes extended families) against the natural backdrop of Florida beach sunsets. Grandparents usually only come along to help with the kiddos or they aren’t considered at all.
Here are 3 reasons why you should consider getting professional pictures with the grandparents for your next family photoshoot.
#1: Honoring the Legacy of Your Family
One of the most significant benefits of including grandparents in family photoshoots is the opportunity to document your family’s legacy. Grandparents are a link to the past, and having photos with them can help future generations understand their roots and heritage. These photos provide a sense of identity and belonging, helping to create a stronger family bond.
Family photoshoots with grandparents create priceless multigenerational memories that your family will cherish for years to come.
These sessions provide a unique opportunity for grandparents to bond with their grandchildren, creating memories that will be remembered fondly by everyone involved. When the photos are looked at in the future, they will evoke a sense of nostalgia and happiness, bringing family members together across generations.
#3: Celebrating the Importance of Inter-generational Relationships
Including grandparents in family photoshoots is also a great way to celebrate the importance of inter-generational relationships. These sessions offer an opportunity for different generations to come together and celebrate their love for one another.
Grandparents play an important role in the family unit. These photoshoots provide a way to honor that role while creating beautiful memories at the same time.
Prepping for an engagement, maternity, newborn, family, or senior portrait session can make you feel excited, anxious, a smidge stressed … and of course, making a giant mess in your closet as you search for the perfect outfit. Inside our blog, we’re serving up all the inspo, tips, and tricks you need to have a stress-free photo session, from how to pose without feeling super awkward to what you and your family should wear. Reap the benefits of our 30 years of photography experience and wisdom, or just enjoy looking at the pretty pictures.