Distance makes the heart grow fonder.
I learned this back in 2006 when I stepped out on faith and moved from Cleveland, Ohio to Philadelphia, PA. The transition was two fold, to be closer to my partner now wife and pursue my masters degree. Since then I've been in Washington, DC for the past 9 years and absolutely love it!
Besides many hours of face-time, our yearly family photos has helped me stay connected to my family back home. It's the one time where I help coordinate outfits, struggle to find an agreed up time and revel in the excitement of seeing my family.
I know the nuances of taking a family portraits can seem meaningless when taking them, but mean so much when someone you love has passed away. Our last family photo was in 2017. My mom passed away shortly after and we just haven't picked up the pieces yet.
As a Black Female Lesbian Family portrait photographer, I make sure my families know the importance of having special memories of their loved ones. You can't bring them back but you can make their presence felt by showcasing your photos as wall art or albums to adorn your coffee table for all to reminisce on memories past.
Don't put off tomorrow what you can do today....hire a family photographer that can grow with you and your family to preserve life's precious moments!