We now live in a very digital age which I love, I love being able to video call my mum (who lives miles away) and also send her updated images of my children, our doggies and the family. Its great to keep connected and that way she doesn't feel as far away. For most of us, our mobile phones are where the majority of our photographs are kept. The everyday images of holidays, days out, toothy grins, first foods, and silly selfies. These are the images your children will cherish when they grow up – you must print them! And you have loads of options for printing from your mobile phone – my favourite is Free Prints and I use this app to print off mobile phone images every month, date the pack and i know my children will enjoy treasuring these for many many years to come.
However, our family photographs belong on the walls of our homes not only to decorate our house and make it feel more like a home but there is other benefits too.
Psychologists have studied the effects of having photographs displayed in the home and there is some great positive effects. They have found that children who grow up with photographs displayed in the home grow up with a greater confidence and sense of belonging than those who didn't. Research has shown these children had stronger feelings of value and a better understanding of where they came from.
However, its not just our children that benefit from us having photographs on the wall.... We also benefit - on they hard days - like when you get bad news or your kids just keep misbehaving and fighting all day. During these hard times seeing photographs on your walls take you to a happy memory and boost your spirits. I'm not saving photographs will solve all your problems but they will give you a boost, trigger a happy memory and give you a moment of gratitude for all the amazing people in your life.
Do you have family photographs displayed in your home? If not get in touch to book your family session.