Rite of Passage Portraits – How Many Pictures Do I need?
What is the correct number of senior pictures to purchase for your home today? Parents purchasing professional portraits from a studio are very likely to purchase for their own home use, perhaps an 8 x 10 portrait for a ‘love wall’ or an 11 x 14 (or maybe a 16 x 20) for wall display.
But what they forget is the future. Young adults will someday marry and have a spouse. From this come children and the need for copies of portraits purchased today.
When a 10-year-old boy or girl sees a portrait of their parent as either an Eagle Scout or as a Girl Scout Gold Awardee, there’s a likely chance that young boy or girl will set their sights on achieving the same goals. Imagine showing your children a portrait of you when you achieved these accolades.
‘But the truth is you do need that many portraits because you’re going to purchase pictures your future son-in-law or daughter-in-law will need to show to your grandchildren!’
The same goes for college and university graduation, whether it be with a bachelor’s degree, or a masters or a juris doctorate. Imagine the power of that portrait when shown to a young child. Will they set similar goals? Absolutely!
When these portraits are visible (and not tucked away at grandmother’s house) these portraits become so very valuable. Having portraits for today’s house is important. But just as important, there should be portraits for a future home, your child’s home. This is why we suggest people think about the future when purchasing portraits, not just their own immediate needs.
We often hear, “I don’t need this many 8×10 pictures.” But the truth is you do need that many portraits because you’re going to purchase pictures your future son-in-law or daughter-in-law will need to show to your grandchildren!
This is why the portraits we make today are so valuable. It’s why we take our job seriously.
Formal portraits, character studies, or an important part of our lives. Snapshots are great but they don’t show the inner soul of a professional portrait. Give us a call and schedule your appointment today.