Why to take family photos before you have an empty nest

Throughout childhood, many families choose to take professional photos to capture a happy moment in time. From maternity photos to an annual holiday card, these photos can help highlight an event that may have otherwise been forgotten, and preserve these memories for years to come.

As many parents know, it’s hard work raising children, but time really does fly. If your young one is leaving the nest soon, for a new job, college, or another life event, it’s common to feel a little unsteadied. It may seem like you just brought them home from the hospital, and now they’re driving away as a young adult, with rich opportunities and excitement on the road ahead.

At Little Nest Portraits, we want to help you capture this moment in time before your loved ones leave the nest. Having photos at this stage of life is important for many reasons, and we want to give your family a photo that will be cherished forever, by kids and parents alike. Read on to learn some of the key reasons to book a session at Little Nest before you have an empty nest.


After Children Leave, It Can Difficult to Round Everyone Together

Let’s face it. Once children go off to college or leave home to explore a career path, it can be difficult to gather everyone together. Since everyone has his or her own separate lives, finding a day or weekend where family members are free can be daunting, especially if you live far apart. Weddings, holidays, or family reunions may be the only times you’re all together in the future, so capturing a photo of your family at this time is especially important.

Celebrate All of the Sacrifices You Made When Raising Your Child

As a parent, you’ve made tremendous sacrifices while raising your children. You’ve endured ballet recitals, soccer games, driving lessons, and have supported your children through the ups and downs of life. Why not celebrate your accomplishments with a stunning photograph that captures the beauty within your dynamic family? A quality family photo can remind you how far your family has come, and make you feel like a rock-star parent!

Create a Memory that Everyone Will Love

Looking at photographs from home can help children transition through a period where they feel homesick, and ease the nerves that many young adults feel when leaving the nest for the first time. At the same time, these photographs can also help parents when they miss their children. At Little Nest, we’ll create a photo that both parents and kids will love to display for years to come.


Capture the Transition from Childhood to Adulthood

Lastly, a beautiful photograph can help show the transition from childhood to adulthood. While you may have taken many childhood photos, this photograph can be the first photo showing the transition to adulthood. These snapshots in time can help a child who is struggling to find his or her place in the world outside home, and can invoke a sense of nostalgia. It’s a moment in time that can never be replicated.

At Little Nest Portraits, we recognize the preciousness of time and want to help you capture every moment of love in you and your children’s life. Contact us today to book a session before your loved ones leave the nest!

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