Happy Almost April friends! The flowers are blooming, the days are getting longer, and the pandemic looks like it's finally slowing down! What's the one thing you are looking forward to doing when Covid is over? Mine is taking my daughter back to Disneyland - it's been our family's happy place for the last 5 years, and boy do we miss it!
Today's blog post is all about how and why you should incorporate props sentimental to your child during your photo shoot. I did a recent blog post on props in general, and those I have available for your session, however I always encourage families to bring some of their own that have meaning! This can be for children of any age, from a young child's favorite stuffy, to a book your child loves to read, to sport they love, to something they made, even a family pet (ok, I know that's not truly a prop, but they certainly have meaning to your family, and I love to incorporate them into your photos)! Here are the top 3 reasons I love personal props!
1. They mark a specific love that your child has at a specific point in time. Kids grow up way too fast, and honestly it's SO hard to remember all the things they loved. Capturing these loves on camera will make you smile for years to come as you look back on your child's growth.
2. Their tastes change so incredibly fast! One minute they'll love something, and the next they hate it. Though it's enough to give you whiplash, it's so fun to look back to see all the different things they loved.
3. You can capture those adorable first kicks, swings or hits - all the way to when they are perfected. When your kids are older, it's fun to commemorate a sport they love by bringing something from that sport to your session. Or maybe they are just starting out in a sport, and you want to capture their cute like chubby hand holding a baseball bat, or a tennis racquet.
Ready to schedule your family session? Please get in touch, and we can get the process going!