Everyone knows that children are generally the primary focus of family photo sessions, but what happens when you include extended family in your experience? Are you fortunate enough to have photographs of yourself with your parents and grandparents? Why not include extended family in yours and create a printed legacy that will last many lifetimes. Children will grow up and look for photos of themselves with their extended family; what photographs will your children find?
When you purposely include extended family in photo sessions it creates a permanent connection for your children. These are photographs they will have forever, that they can smile back on 50 years from now and tell their children and grandchildren about their relatives. How amazing is it that we have the technology and opportunity to create printed photographs to support the legacy of our loved ones so easily!
If you are fortunate enough to have grandparents or extended family in your life, why are you waiting to take photographs with them? When you put it off by saying you want to do it in a different season, or you want to lose weight before, or that you're waiting for new family members to "complete" your family by birth or marriage, you are wasting the opportunity to capture your family how they are in this moment. Take the photographs now, and also take them later! Let your family evolve in frames along your hallways. We aren't guaranteed the opportunity to photograph all family members forever, so what are you waiting for?