Imagine having a timeless portrait of your child that will be cherished for generations to come. The truth is photography techniques and editing styles change over time. (Just Google “90s school picture” and look for the laser backgrounds!) Of course, school photo day and children’s portrait photography are there to document your child, but there is a type of children’s portraiture that will never go out of style.
Heirloom Portraits offers the ability to capture the essence of your child in a classic pose and style that is timeless. Allow me to share more about why you might choose to have an Heirloom Portrait of your child taken and answer the big question of when you should take this portrait.
Why Heirloom Portraits?
Heirloom Portraits are a beautiful way to capture your child’s sweet essence in a timeless style. Yes, you have thousands of photos of your child on your phone, but how many are framed and hanging in your home? By displaying your Heirloom Portrait, you’re showing your child how important they are to you and the family. If you have an Heirloom Portrait of your mother or grandmother, you’ll be able to add your child’s portrait to the cherished family display.
Your home’s style will change over time, of course. You’ll change paint colors, furniture, decor, and maybe even move into a new home over the years. What will never change? Your beautiful child’s heirloom portrait smiling at you every day. This truly timeless portrait will fit seamlessly with every style.
Heirloom Portrait Process
We create your child’s Heirloom Portrait by getting to know them. During our consultation, I’ll ask you about your child. I might ask what you love about them and what makes them different. Your answers help me plan a successful session day tailored to your child.
On the day of the session, we’re not in any rush, and I take the time to help your child feel comfortable and ready for the camera. As a mom and experienced children’s photographer, I truly love this part of the day! Once your child is ready, we’ll capture those precious images. During the image reveal, we’ll look through every image until we find the one you love the most.
You might even choose to make a tryptych to show different expressions.
When is The Best Time for Heirloom Portraits?
The big question is, “When should we take an Heirloom Portrait?” I usually recommend scheduling your child’s portrait after they can sit up independently while they still have baby teeth – cuz you know how cute those little baby teeth are! The ideal timeframe is generally between one and three years old. If you’re reading this and your child is older, don’t worry – we can still capture their timeless Heirloom Portrait. Feel free to reach out and ask any questions.
While we can get you just about any frame you can dream up, we have curated a value collection of frames that lend themselves well to the heirloom style portrait. Read the blog to learn about all the finished products we offer.
Washington DC Heirloom Portrait Photographer
As a sought-after children’s portrait photographer, offering Heirloom Portraits was a natural fit. As a mom of two myself, I know how fast your children grow and change. Giving parents the gift of a timeless portrait that captures the essence of their child is something I never take for granted. If you have any questions, schedule a convenient time for me to call you, or send me a message.