Updated: Apr 19
If there’s one thing for certain in life, it’s that your to-do list is never-ending. From minor things — like doing the laundry, mailing that package, and getting to that doctor’s appointment — to major commitments like planning a birthday party or heading out of town for a wedding, it can all be pretty exhausting.
Amid it all, though, I, however, argue that it’s important to take some time once every year or so for yourself, and for your loved ones, including your four-legged family members to have your pictures taken. I admit I'm pretty partial to this notion, but here are seven reasons why I think it’s a good idea. Let me know if you agree!
1. Things Change Really Quickly
Your fur-baby can change dramatically in a matter of months, and this rings true as your fur-kids get older, as well. Additionally, you and your human family do as well. Those moments are extra special and irreplaceable.
2. It Presses Pause on a Period of Time
You know how when you smell a perfume or a certain food it brings you back to a moment in time? Looking at a picture does the same thing. Not just in terms of the moment itself, but in terms of that period of your fur-kids life. Sadly they are with us all too short a time, and when they cross that rainbow bridge, those special moments captured and hung on your walls, can often ease a little bit of that heartache having that little piece of them and a shared special moment to remember them by every time you walk by.
3. You’ll Love Looking Back on the Images Later
Having images that document you and your family - your fur-kids included, over time is unspeakably meaningful. You, your kids, your kids’ kids, and so forth will love being able to look back at these snapshots from throughout your life and all the beautiful fur-kids that you shared all those important and extra special life moments with.
4. Professional Photos Are of a Certain Quality
Candid images you taken on your phone are super important (seriously — snap away and don’t ever stop!), but there’s nothing that compares to the high quality of professional images.
5. You’ll Always Have a Fun Holiday Card to Send
Cheesy as it may sound, be it a professional full session of images, a fun themed mini session or even using one of your favorite candid photos on your phone having a fun image of your crew to slap on a Christmas, Easter, or Thanksgiving card is always nice. And you know what, loved ones enjoy seeing your face in the mail! On that note, photos of you and your family - fur-kids by your side, also make great gifts year round.
6. It’s a Reason to Get Together
I have already alluded to all the chaos in our worlds above, but I'll reiterate the point. Stopping everything to get together for a couple hours — looking your best and chilling in a cool location with your four legged BFF — is a great way to spend an afternoon and forget about all the other stressors in your life.
7. The Actual Experience Can Be Super Meaningful
I talk a lot about looking at the images and enjoying them after the fact, but the actual session is meaningful, as well. It can be a true bonding experience for couples, small families, and large groups. Some even make the commitment to do images once year just for that reason. Time flies, don't let those special moments pass without capturing some of the joy + love your family - especially those fur-kids that are with us for such a VERY short time bring.