Family and Generational Portraits

Family is one of the most important aspects of our lives. Generational family portraits serve as a reminder of our heritage, roots, and family values. In today’s world where we are so consumed with technology and our fast-paced lifestyles, it is easy to forget the importance of capturing moments that matter. Generational family portraits help us preserve those moments and create a legacy that will last for generations to come.

The value of generational family portraits lies in the stories they tell. They help us understand where we came from and who we are as a family. These portraits capture the essence of our family members, their personalities, and the memories we share with them. They become a visual representation of our family’s history, creating a connection to our past, and providing a foundation for our future.  They inspire us to continue our family traditions and pass on our heritage, values, and traditions to future generations. So, don’t wait any longer, capture those precious moments and create your family legacy today!

Generational family portraits are an essential part of preserving our family history and creating a legacy for future generations.

How this works

Starting with the end in mind for your family portraits, I will work with you to plan how your images will be displayed in your home. This allows me to collaborate with you and your family to tailor your portrait session to your specific needs.  By considering where and how your images will be seen, you can create a cohesive and meaningful collection that tells your family’s story.

You may want an iconic image to hang above your fireplace or a collection of smaller images that will hang together to fill a larger wall space.  We can work together to create a wall that makes a statement. 

Incorporating older images with new ones is also a great way to create a family gallery that tells a complete story. By combining images from different times, you can see how your family has grown and changed over the years.

Creating a custom-designed album is another wonderful option for those who may not have a lot of wall space or who are moving soon. A luxurious album allows you to preserve the photos in a beautiful and tangible way that can be cherished for years to come.

The Design Consultation

Working with me as your guide during our design consultation, will ensure that your family portraits serve a purpose and are not just a random collection of images or pictures sitting on a drive in a drawer after sharing a few images on social media. If you are looking for a fully tailored experience that includes design, clothing consultation and installation of your wall art, then let’s begin the process together!

Our process for creating your family’s portraits begins with a Design Consultation, where we take the time to learn about your family and children. Understanding their personalities and dynamics is key to capturing their unique qualities and relationships in the photos. We are happy to answer any questions you may have during the consultation, including which clothing looks best in photographs, the investment required, and the most suitable areas of your home for displaying the portraits. Additionally, we welcome any questions about bringing your family pet to the shoot (hint: the answer is “yes!”).

What to Wear

After your Design Consultation, you’ll have a clear idea of the outfits that will look great for your family’s portrait session as we collaborate to design the look of your wardrobe. We are available to consult with you about your outfits via phone, email, or Zoom meetings in the time leading up to your Portrait Session. We will work together to finalize your outfits at least one week before your scheduled session, giving us plenty of time to make any last-minute changes or arrange for dry cleaning.

The day of your Portrait Session

If you’ve had your family photographed before, you may recall how even the slightest thing could cause stress. Dad might not be cooperative, and the children may be fussy from not napping or waking up in a bad mood. But don’t worry. Ann understands how to handle mischievous behavior from kids at every stage of development after 14 years photographing families. If you can just get them dressed and to the studio, we’ll take care of the rest. By the time the session is over, everyone is sure to have had a blast!

Viewing and Ordering Session

Your Viewing and Order appointment will take place about a week after your photo shoot at our studio. This appointment is crucial as it’s the time when you’ll make final decisions on your portrait order. We highly recommend scheduling a time that works for both parents.

With our advanced software and pictures of your home’s walls, we can display your portraits scaled to the appropriate size. This ensures that your portraits will fit perfectly and won’t be too big or too small.

We’ll be with you every step of the way, using your initial goals from the consultation to help you achieve the exact look and feel you want for your family portraits.

Delivery and Installation of your Artwork

The majority of our clients choose to have their portraits delivered and installed in their homes. You can expect to receive your portraits around 4-6 weeks after placing your order, and our team will take care of everything from delivery to installation.

By opting for this service, you can avoid any potential arguments over the placement of your portraits. Instead of having to deal with the hassle of hanging them yourself, our team will handle all the heavy lifting and make sure everything is positioned perfectly. This way, both spouses can rest easy and enjoy the beautiful portraits of their family without any disagreements.

Our Clients Love Us!

Our pictures of Julian are Great! You absolutely captured his personality and we couldn't be happier. And your patience with all his shenanigans was beyond appreciated! You have a great knack of getting the kids to respond to you, we will treasure theses images for a long time!! Next time we must do an outdoor shoot!
Family and Generational Photographer Charlotte NC
Katrina Schneider
Fort Mill SC
Ann is a dream to work with. She knows exactly what she is doing, gets the job done and makes absolutely stunning work! The session was so quick and easy for our toddler girl! Not to mention we had our pictures, Christmas cards and metal frame work within days! Can’t wait to work with her again in the future!
Family and Generational Photographer Charlotte NC
Emanuela Sabbatino Hitz
Charlotte, NC
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