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How Family Portraits Boost Your Child’s Self-Esteem | Family Photographer Denver Colorado

One of the hidden but powerful aspects of family photography that moms and most family photographers rarely consider, is how it can help us raise children with stronger confidence in their own worth and abilities. Psychologists and experts have done some work in recent decades exploring this area. But how can family photography, specifically family portraits, help boost a child’s self-esteem?

I think it is really important to show our families as a family unit. It’s helpful for children to see themselves as a valued and important part of their family. When a child sees a family portrait with them included, they say to themselves: ‘This is why I belong here. This is where I come from.”

When It Comes To Having The Greatest Positive Impact For Your Child, Which is Better, Digital Images or Paper Prints?

 

Rather than print and display family photographs, families are increasingly enjoying their images in a digital form. Either a cell phone, a laptop, or simply on social media. But does an image on a computer screen have the same impact for helping families boost a child’s self-esteem? I personally think our family photographs belong displayed up on the walls of our home for everyone to see. It fills my heart with joy just seeing our portraits in giant canvases up on the walls in every room… our portraits in prints displayed on our fridge so I can see them when I’m cooking dinner each night. All our picture frames filled with sweet family members near and far… and those that are sadly not with us anymore. Photographs are very powerful, at any age.

I think placing a our family photo somewhere in home where children can see them every day without having to turn on a device or click around on a computer to find it really hits home for that child and gives them a sense of reassurance and comfort. They have a certainty about them and a protecting quality that nurtures a child. It lets them know where they are in this world and that they are loved and cared for deeply.

There is something very powerful in touching your fingers to an actual print. Touching the photograph where a face is smiling… it is the same thing as touching a book when you read it. There’s a lot of stimulation of the brain when you have that sensory experience. That is a bit lost in the move to digital these days. You are touching a keyboard, mouse or a touchscreen but you are not touching the image.

Experts recommend having photographs of your child with your family placed in their bedroom so it can be one of the last things they see before they fall asleep and the first thing they may see when they wake up the next morning.

“It says we love you and care about you. You’re important.”

Have you been wanting to update your family portraits? I would love to talk to you about our family sessions and products we offer, to display your family portraits on your walls in your home. Please contact us with any questions you may have or we can set up a time for us to meet here in our Thornton Studio to chat about family photos.

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The H Family | Denver CO Family Photographer

Oh these little ones have grown up so much over the past couple years! Miss Gwen is such an awesome Big Sister and it seems like it was just yesterday that I photographed little Creed’s newborn and 12 month portraits. I just love seeing all our families come back each year to update their family and children’s portraits. They grow up so fast! My little guy is already 11 years old and sometimes it’s hard to believe he was this size… So I’m thankful to have our framed portraits and canvas hung up around our house. Even those photo albums I can look through whenever I want. If you haven’t updated your family portraits in a few years, please contact us today for more information. We love to get out in the Denver Colorado area for our family portraits sessions. There are so many lovely locations around here. We met up at Red Rocks for the H Family.

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Snow Family Portrait Sessions | Denver Thornton CO Family Photography

Well you never know how the weather will be here in Colorado. It seems to change from one minute to the next. I’ve also noticed that it can be one season in Denver and then you drive to another city and you will be in another season. So pretty much have to plan for every season all year long. We planned this sweet family’s portrait session around Dad being in town from work trips,  and it just decided that it was going to snow that afternoon for us. It definitely was a cold day, and we had flurries the whole session. I’m thankful that the snow didn’t pick up to blizzard status until the very end 🙂 I love the color scheme that Mom chose for her family. Perfect fall colors!

If you are interested in braving the cold for a snow family session this year, please contact us today, and we can put you on our snow waiting list. We would love for you to join the fun with us!

www.brandycarusophotography.com

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Fall Family Mini Sessions | Denver Co Family Photographer

That cool weather is coming.. and changing of the leaves too…

We will be kicking off fall with family mini sessions this year!

We have two days available for morning or evening slots. We will also have a couple of Collections available to choose from. We do have limited spots available so please contact us asap to schedule the date and time that you prefer. Time slots are held after payment is made. Our outdoor mini sessions will be held up in Broomfield at a rustic open space with a gorgeous barn. I hope you and your family will be able to join us 🙂

20 minute mini Session with your choice of 7 digital images for $150 plus tax or 10 digital images for $200 plus tax..

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~Sunday October 8th 2017 (evening)~

4:00 | 4:20 | 4:40 | 5:00 | 5:20 | 5:40 | 6:00 | 6:20 | 6:40

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All time slots still available are in BOLD… ((our blog recently updated and removed out fun cross out option that we use for booked time slots, sorry for the confusion))

brandycaruso@yahoo.com

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