Portraits of a family group are important legacies for future generations. Most of us have photographs of our relatives and recent ancestors tucked away. These faces from the past are important reminders of where we came from and who we are. And this is why portraits of family groups are so important.
I love photographs of several generations together. Great grandparents, grandparents, children and grandchildren together in one photograph are something like great wines. Their value appreciates with age. In twenty, forty, sixty years from now the youngest people in the photographs will be parents, grandparents, even possibly great grandparents.
As a young boy my grandfather used to show me photographs from when he was a young man, photographs of my grandmother who I never knew, hand embroidered post cards sent from the western front where he served throughout the first world war.
Whilst they were novel to me and very old fashioned as most were sepia (not out of choice but that’s just how they were), those images are now hugely significant. I wonder how, at some point in the future, my grandchildren might react to seeing photographs of their great, great grandmother, and their great grandparents all dressed up for a family group portrait.
TV shows like ‘Who do you think you are?’ and the popularity of genealogy highlight the importance of documenting the generations of our families and preserving those memories for those generations yet to come.
If you’re having a family get together why not take the opportunity to have a new family group portrait photograph whilst everyone is together. To arrange a session or to have a chat about it give us call on 01925 471091 or message us through the contact page.