This is why I specialise in family photographs

07th December 2014
In: News
When I first started creating family photographs for clients about 7 years ago digital photography was just starting to replace film. Suddenly you could see and share your photographs instantly.

Hard drives around the world began to groan under the capacious mass of images they were being asked to store. Sometimes hard drives would crash and CDs would malfunction and entire swathes of memories would be lost forever.

The digital dark side
I love the digital age of photography, but it has a dark side. In this world of instant gratification and more, more, more we've lost something. These days those beautifully printed and framed family photographs that become heirlooms parents hand down to their children have become much rarer. However, there are still some families that realise how precious and important these portraits are. They're the people I devote my heart and soul to creating beautiful artwork for.
A CD of family photographs is rarely looked at, but a wall portrait of your family is something you can see and enjoy every single day. It makes your house a home. When you get home after a hard day you can look up at that image of the people who matter most to you and it will always raise your spirits.

Meet Jo and Rob and their daughter Dante
Jo and Rob already knew how important wall portraits of their family were before they ever got in touch with me. They wanted the photographs to be created in their beautiful home and garden near Wisbech St Mary. This is what I specialise in too - creating images on location; somewhere that's emotionally meaningful to you. This is because when you look back in 20 years it won't just be the people in the photographs that hold important memories for you. 'That tree' in the background, or 'that sofa' you're all sitting on will inspire many great memories too.

I wish I had a photograph of my dad sat on the rusty old swing he used to sit on while stoking his bonfire. He called it his 'contemplation seat'. I think he was just praying Sheffield United would win.

Jo and Rob's daughter Dante is a little genius . She's only 6 but she plays chess. I think I still had a piece of string between my two gloves at that age! So, they wanted images that captured Dante's rollercoaster of emotions while she played.

She also loves to read and Jo said one of her favourite things in the world is to watch Dante's expressions as she devours a book. So, here are some more of their family photographs and, finally, a photo of their final order of framed portraits, canvases and an album. Their family legacy is now safe forever. Call me on 0792 358 3658 if you're looking for something special like this too.

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