The Portrait of a Strong Family Blog

Life365 Portraits Mobile App Is Live!

Have you downloaded the Life365 app yet? If so, we hope you find it smooths out the process of scheduling photoshoots, viewing photos from a completed photoshoot, and managing your account. We’re always searching for ways to make our service more valuable and accessible to clients, and this app took us one giant leap forward in the process!

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10 Fall Family Fun Activities

Fall is the best time to enjoy some outdoor activities because you don’t have to worry about children or older members of the family overheating. Even the family pet can participate without as much worry over hot pavement and dehydration. Enjoying a little fun time outdoors can solidify family bonds and keep children healthy with all the fresh air.

We put together a quick list of fall family fun activities to help you make the most of the season whether you prefer to stay indoors and out. The holiday bustle will soon hit, so now is the time to take it easy and try something new together.

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Get in the Picture, Mom!

Moms, take a 10-minute break and go through the images on your phone, tablet, or whatever you use for everyday photos. How far back do you have to scroll before you find one image that includes your beautiful face and at least one of your children?

If you have to scroll past rows of shots that feature only your children, you’re not alone. If the pictures with your face are mostly selfies snapped in what little time you have away from your children, you’re in line with so many other moms. Many of us don’t get in the picture unless it’s a special event or holiday. If it doesn’t even cross your mind that you should, this little pep talk is for you.

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How to Make Family Photoshoots Fun

How excited do you get when family photoshoot day approaches? If you always hated those shoots when you were a kid because they were boring, you’re not alone. Perhaps you’ve had some dull ones as an adult as well. There’s no faster way to get your children rolling their eyes and turning away from the camera than to line up a full day of dull poses and forced smiles.

That’s why we do our best to make every family photoshoot fun. Whether you have teenagers just waiting for the last snap so they can return to their phones or little ones who lose interest quickly, there are ways to shake up a photoshoot so that everyone enjoys it more.

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Boost Your Child’s Self-Esteem with Family Portraits

We talked previously about the many ways family portraits can help build stronger families. It’s time to shift focus a bit and discuss the ways you can boost your child’s self-esteem by taking family portraits.

It seems like such a coordinated effort. You make sure everyone is dressed in colors and styles that will blend well without coming off too boring. Then you try to get the kids in the right poses so that the pictures have personality and display the culture of your family. The focus is on the family as a unit, but something powerful is happening with each of your children as individuals.

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How Family Portraits Build Stronger Families

What are your top reasons for scheduling family photoshoots? If you’re like many people, you have never thought about your reasons. It’s just something that everyone does, right?

We’re about to forever change the way you view family portraits. We’re going to give you 10 ways that those portraits can help you build a stronger family. Boosting your child’s self-esteem is another benefit of family portraits, but we’ll cover that in a separate post because there’s a lot to say on that topic.

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11 Tips for Planning your Family Photoshoot Outfits

It’s family photoshoot time! You have the date set and the location arranged with the photographer. You’re ready to mark the date on the calendar and forget about it until the day arrives, right?

Not so fast.

Great family photos take a bit of coordination and planning. That’s even more true if you’re shooting with extended family members who don’t live under your roof. You want everyone to look and feel their best in solo shots while blending well in group shots. That can take time, so you can’t leave it to the last minute.

The good news is you don’t need a degree in fashion to select the perfect family photoshoot outfits. We’re about to deliver all the information you need to make the process fast, easy, and a knockout success.

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