Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Kids and Family Portraits
I find it is easier to have a plan for dealing with certain things rather than trying to remember to make them happen someday. One of these things is kids and family portraits. I don't want to wake up in ten years thinking, "It's been such a long time since we've gotten a photo of our whole family!" We also have lots of long distance family members and I know they like to get pictures of the kids, but unless I plan for it to happen, nothing gets sent!
We do a family picture in December to send out with our Christmas letter. Then in June we do individual "school picture" type photos of the kids to send to family. That way the great grandparents, aunties and everyone gets a new photo every six months. I also have frames for each photo hanging in our home and whenever we get a new one, I just replace and file the old picture. I just buy the cheap package portrait deals at Wal-Mart. It just takes lots of self control to avoid all the expensive extras!
I've decided to spend a little more for portraits taken at one month old, one year old, and - when the kids are older - senior pictures. Having a plan in place ensures that all my children have equal treatment. I didn't want my oldest to have tons of photos and never get around to pictures of the younger kids.