Why Are Family Portraits Good for Your Health?

Kylie & Curlers

By now you should all know how much I love shooting family portraits. The desire to capture precious memories and ensure our loved ones have beautiful photographs to look back on is very near and dear to my heart.

But did you know that family portraits can boost your child’s mental heath?

According to psychologists and experts who have studied it over the years, portrait photography can boost children’s self-esteem. Family photography takes this even further by creating a safe space where children feel like they can be themselves and belong within the family unit.

Family portraits that are displayed on the wall or around the home “have a certainty about them and a protecting quality that nurtures a child. It let’s them know where they are in the pecking order and that they are loved and cared for” explains David Krauss (a psychologist from Cleveland, Ohio) to the Huffington Post.

Cathy Lander-Goldberg, a licensed clinical social worker and professional photographer from Missouri, agrees with Krauss, saying “displaying photos prominently in the home sends the message that our family and those in it are important to one another, and we honor the memories we have experienced.”

Additionally, Krauss recommends having photographs of that child with their family placed in the child’s bedroom so it can be among the last things they see before sleep and the first thing they may see before beginning their day.

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

Source: “How Family Portraits Boost Your Child’s Self-Esteem” – Design Aglow

Home Is Where My Dog Is Volume II – Monthly Draw & Competition

IT’S COMPETITION TIME!

In celebration of Home Is Where My Dog Is Volume II, we are giving you the opportunity to win a special photo package for your precious pooch. Every few weeks we will be calling out a specific breed to enter the comp and win the following:

– Pre-consult
– Shoot
– Design appointment
– 10 x 7 matted wall portrait
TOTAL VALUE OF $575

Each winner will go into the draw to win a two page spread in Shireen’s book Home Is Where My Dog Is Volume II. Check out Field of Vision Photography on Facebook and Instagram to find out which breed is eligible at the moment.

HOW TO ENTER:
– Go to the posts on our Facebook Page
– Comment with a pic of your dog!

It’s that easy! We will randomly be selecting winners to receive the photography experience and entry into the draw. The Home Is Where My Dog Is Volume II prize will be randomly awarded to one of our winners.

*** To win the monthly prize and go into the major prize draw, you MUST comment on the FOV Facebook page with a photo of your dog.