Growing up we had lots of family portraits taken. They were the ones where you would go to Sears or Walmart and pose in front of a cheesy background and stand on a block or put your arm on someone’s shoulder and say cheese. I’m sure we’ve all done those photos. I love looking back at them now and seeing how we all grew and changed over the years. It’s such a wonderful memory to have.
Once Keyan and Kyah were both born, we knew our family was complete so that year we did our first family photos. They were different than the ones we did growing up. The photographer came to us, used the natural light and took some amazing photos. Since then, Family Photos have become an annual tradition for us and we look forward to them every year!
This year we were happy to get Roxana Photography to do our family session. She is actually a friend who I used to work with a long time ago and we stayed connected via social media. Over the years, I kept seeing her beautiful photos in my Facebook and Instagram feeds and when I asked if she would do our annual family photos, she said yes! I was so excited.
We usually have our session in September but Roxana suggested we wait until November to capitalize on the beautiful colors of fall and boy am I glad we did. We got some amazing pictures and the backgrounds took my breath away.
Roxana was so easy to work with and she was great with the kids too. She took her time, we never felt rushed at all and she made everyone feel comfortable. When I look at the photos, I feel like Roxana captured the inner beauty and happiness of Keyan and Kyah.
By the end of the session, we were confident that they were going to be great pictures. And I didn’t have to wait long to find out. A day later she sent us a sneak peak and a couples of days after that, we got all the photos which were put in a gallery that we could download from. What is so great about that, is the gallery is up for 10 years and we can look at them and share them with family and friends.
P.S. If you know anyone who is getting married, Roxana is also an amazing wedding photographer!!
So do you also do annual family photos or do you just casually capture moments when you’re together? And do you use professional photographers or is it just a timer on your camera? We do both, capture moments when we when they arise and have a professional help us out once a year. It’s definitely worth it!