#TBT Portraits Then and Now…Reasons to Update Your Portraits:

I always love it when a client calls from years ago calls me and wants to refresh their portrait wall with updated family pictures.  I remember every client and often wonder what becomes of them.  In this case it was three beautiful little children, the exact ages as my own, and I was eager to see their more mature selves.  That’s what I love about portraiture.  Capturing a moment and preserving a memory for a family.

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We ended up photographing almost across the street from the location of our long ago session, and I joked with the kids that I didn’t have to dangle any lollipops in front of them this time!  The mom commented on how the kids (do I still call them this?) remembered the session and pass the pictures on the wall every day.  While culling through the photos I decided to hunt out the old ones for some cute “then and now” comparisons.

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The mom remembered this “walking away” shot from the first session and asked that we restage it.  As a mom of teenagers –  one almost out of the house, I see this picture in a different way.  Somehow it has more significance at this age, a little bittersweet but inspiring to see how they’ve grown up strong and on their way to self-sufficiency…

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