• sarahrypma

Kalamazoo Family Photographer | Displaying Family Photos

This family has been with me since the very beginning of my photography journey in 2013! What I love about this family in addition to their tight bond and fun sense of humor is that they aren't shy about displaying their family photos in their home. While the digital age has it's conveniences, nothing beats the warmth and personal touch of a displayed family photo. Every time I am in their home, I find a new photo on display highlighting their experiences, connection and love. Besides making a house a home, did you know there are proven benefits of hanging photos in your home?


Displaying family photos in your home can:


Increase child’s confidence levels- Looking at family photos communicates to a child that he/she belongs. Psychologists believe that just looking at family photos sends positive signals to a child's brain that they have value and belonging.


Strengthen the family unit- Psychologists have studied how looking at photographs can reduce loneliness, strengthening the trust and positive feelings for loved ones in the photos.


Reactivate positive experiences and emotions - When we look at photos of fun experiences or connections we share with our loved ones, we are able to relive those experiences and the positive emotions, boosting our overall mood.


I love the collection of images we have taken of this family since 2013 and how they grace the walls of their homes and the nooks and crannies of their bookshelves. Take a peek at some of the highlights from their sessions from now and then.


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It's true what they say, time goes by so fast and it only speeds up as we race around through car pick up lines and to after school activities. My best advice is don't wait to book a family photo session. Whether or not you book with me or somebody else, I can't emphasize enough how important it is to have your photos taken every year. These photos show the love and connection we share with those we love, giving us a sense of belonging, strengthening our bonds and allowing us to relive our positive experiences and emotions.


Thank you, G family for your continued trust and business over the years. I can't wait to see which photos from our fall 2021 session will be displayed on your walls.