The “Aging Out” of Portrait Photography | Northern VA Family Photographer

The “Aging Out” of Portrait Photography | Northern VA Family Photographer

The “Aging Out” of Portrait Photography | Northern VA Family Photographer

With almost two decades as a family photographer in Sterling, VA in Northern Virginia, we have learned so many profound lessons about life, family, and professional photography. As you might expect, we would be the first to extol the importance of professional portraits in a family’s life. That’s why we often write about the role of photography. However, there’s one genre of family photography we haven’t discussed much: portraits of our aging parents/grandparents. Meaningful professional pictures of your parents are something you will never regret.

The Aging Out of Photography
For some reason, it seems that as we age, we take fewer (if any) portraits at a professional portrait photography studio. Think of the portraits you have of your parents or grandparents. How many recent professional ones do you have? Were any of the portraits you do have taken in the last few years?

It’s as if we “age out” of professional photography portraits. People tend to focus on immediate family portraits or children’s portraits, but don’t pay enough attention to meaningful portraits of the older generation in their family. Unfortunately, it is something many of us come to regret later in life.

Portraits
If you have lost anyone you’ve loved in your life, then you probably think of them with love, joy, and maybe some tinge of regret. So many times we find ourselves wishing we would have spent more time with them, taken them on that trip, called them more frequently, said “I love you” more often, and so forth. It’s also not unusual for adults to lament the lack of professional portraits of a beloved grandparent or parent.

These portraits below represent four generations of this family. These portraits will be cherished beyond even these four generations.

If we could encourage you to consider one action item today, it would be to schedule a professional photography sitting for the “older” generation in your life, along with yourself. This will be something you’ll never regret. As Northern Virginia area photographers, we would be honored to help you honor your loved one through a fine art portrait.
 

 

Family Photographer, Professional Photography

Ever After Portraits is comprised of Mindy Belcher and Joriana Belcher Anderson, a mother-daughter portrait photography team located In Sterling, VA in Northern Virginia. We specialize in timeless and emotive fine art family portraits.
 
Family means everything and capturing those precious moments to preserve forever will mean family heirlooms for you to share for years to come.

 
Best,
 
Mindy & Joriana – Contact Us!
 
Professional Photographer

Announcing Frozen-Inspired Sessions – Saturday, 12/02/2017 | Northern VA Children’s Photographer

Announcing Frozen-Inspired Sessions – Saturday, 12/02/2017 | Northern VA Children’s Photographer

Announcing Frozen-Inspired Sessions – Saturday, 12/02/2017 | Northern VA Children’s Photographer

One of our most beloved fine art portrait sessions returns this December! Our Frozen-Inspired, Limited Edition Session takes place on Saturday, December 2, 2017, at our indoor portrait photography studio in Northern Virginia, in Sterling, VA. We wrap winter wonderland charm and princess dreams into these delightfully unique and treasured portraits. Don’t miss these perennial favorites!

The Session:

After dressing up as a princess, your daughter will spend her Elsa-inspired minutes having fun in a specially-prepared set at our portrait studio. It is a fun and memorable experience ideal for little girls from three to nine years old. We include customized costumes and props for each session.

Appointments are limited, so we recommend booking your slot early. This Limited Edition portrait session won’t return for a year!

The Portraits:

Your little princess will leave her portrait session feeling special. Her timeless portraits will generate a lifetime of enjoyment and memories for your family. These portraits also make the perfect gifts for family and friends!

• There is $99 session pre-paid fee to reserve your time slot.
• Each session is 30 minutes, and includes a $99 product credit.
• Print packages are available.
• Session is limited to 1 outfit, which is provided for ages 3 through 9.
• You are more than welcome to schedule two back-to-back sessions if you prefer each child to experience a 30-minute session.

Contact us now to schedule your princess for an extraordinary fine art portrait experience at our portrait photography studio in Northern Virginia. With this session, we create poignant memories through classic and timeless photography, with a little whimsy!

 

Family Photographer, Portrait Photography Studio

Ever After Portraits is comprised of Mindy Belcher and Joriana Belcher Anderson, a mother-daughter portrait photography team located in Sterling, VA in Northern Virginia. We specialize in timeless and emotive fine art family portraits.
 
Family means everything and capturing those precious moments to preserve forever will mean family heirlooms for you to share for years to come.

 
Best,
 
Mindy & Joriana – Contact Us!
 
Professional Photographer

Home for the Holidays Family Portrait Sessions | Northern VA Family Photographer

Home for the Holidays Family Portrait Sessions | Northern VA Family Photographer

Home for the Holidays Family Portrait Sessions | Northern VA Family Photographer

When was the last time your beloved entire family was together? It was probably for a holiday. A family gathering is a unique opportunity not just to create loving memories but to capture them! As a family photographer in Sterling, VA, in Northern Virginia, and as part of a beloved extended family, we urge you to take advantage of everyone gathered to have a multi-generational family portrait session! Or maybe your kids are home from college! How long has it been since you’ve had portraits with all of your children and yourself together?

November, Thanksgiving:

We value and love our families as much as you surely do. They are a part of our lives, our loves, and our spirit. We know the critical importance of recording all of that through fine art portraiture. Given that so many of our clients’ families travel to gather around their Thanksgiving table together, our photography studio offers portrait sessions the day after Thanksgiving. It is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of having your family in town by having professional portraits done.

December, Christmas:

For many people, the Christmas is the only time of the year that they truly get time off from work. Families can get together and celebrate the family’s loving bond. Family members travel hundreds or thousands of miles to be together, particularly if they weren’t together for Thanksgiving. Our portrait studio offers portrait sessions for the week of Christmas and the week following Christmas. Home for the holidays takes on a new meaning when you can document your family’s bonds as you gather together for professional family portraits you’ll treasure for many years. It is a small investment of time that reaps immeasurable benefits as your family scatters again to their homes away from each other.

Fine art photography captures our love, our bonds, our spirit and energy as family. It stops time through the power of its print imagery – a poignant and priceless item for anyone who’s loved someone.

Our appointments for these special winter season sessions are limited, so we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible to schedule your family’s portrait session. As a family photographer in Northern Virginia, in Sterling, VA, we look forward to working with you and your family during that beautiful time of year.

 

Family Photographer

Ever After Portraits is comprised of Mindy Belcher and Joriana Belcher Anderson, a mother-daughter portrait photography team located in Sterling, VA in Northern Virginia. We specialize in timeless and emotive fine art family portraits.

 
Family means everything and capturing those precious moments to preserve forever will mean family heirlooms for you to share for years to come.
 
Best,
 
Mindy & Joriana – Contact Us!
 
Professional Photographer

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