Our only professional family photo when I was a kid was taken in front of that classy 80's mottled blue studio backdrop. You know when they make your brother put his hand awkwardly on your shoulder and everyone is staring at the camera looking somewhere between really uncomfortable and bananas crazy? I know you have one!
We all have a the handful of photos from our childhoods that have become our family heirlooms. The one photo of me as a toddler is playing in the garden covered in dirt. Crazy hair, crazy smile, out of focus and it's so so awesome. I cherish it. I compare photos of my own little people to it and I wish I had more!
That's what family portraits are about. Capturing the crazy moments of growing up and creating family heirlooms that become part of your family's story and history. If you are reading this you are obviously thinking about it. So say hi and let's do it with your crazies!