Never underestimate the power of photographs to keep us feeling linked to others and belonging.

I thought with it being Mental Health Awareness Week this study was really interesting especially in the current climate. I have been photographing families throughout Suffolk & Essex for 20 years now, from family portraits to weddings and anniversary celebrations. As well as being a fun experience and an important memory captured it also serves as so much more.

Lots of research has been done around the value or portraits and how they can enhance a sense of belonging and build self esteem for children. Children whose parents display family photographs in the home grow up with greater confidence and sense of belonging, it has been revealed. Photography in the home reportedly makes children feel valued and gives them a rich understanding of where they come from.

Professor Geoff Beattie, Head of School and Dean of Psychological Sciences at the University of Manchester: ‘We cannot underestimate the power of photographs to keep us feeling linked to others and belonging. They cement us into our networks.

‘For children in particular, looking at photographs is part of the socialising process; learning who you are and where you fit into the family. By displaying photographs of our children at different stages of their lives, we are making a very public statement that we are proud of them.’

Professor Beattie said: ‘When children grow up surrounded by photographs, it gives them a richer understanding of where they come from, which helps with confidence.

‘Until recently, people often thought of photographs as almost trivial, but actually they are an incredibly important way of connecting with our sense of self, with each other and with times gone by.’

So if you need a good excuse to book a portrait shoot there it is ….

Believe or not you will actually enjoy having your portrait taken on one of my Location lifestyle shoots they are relaxed, fun and all about making the most of your being together. Big Fish Lifestyle Portrait Shoots are all about you making the most of being together and capturing you as a family now. If recent events have taught us anything it’s to cherish what is in front of us and make the most of everyday.

I have a great offer on at the moment a Location Shoot from 1-2 hours at your chosen Suffolk Location with your family and a print bundle (2x 6×4, 2x 7×5, 1 x 10×8).

Get in touch I’d love to hear from you.

I thought with it being Mental Health Awareness Week this study was really interesting especially in the current climate. I have been photographing families throughout Suffolk & Essex for 20 years now, from family portraits to weddings and anniversary celebrations. As well as being a fun experience and an important memory captured it also serves as so much more.

Lots of research has been done around the value or portraits and how they can enhance a sense of belonging and build self esteem for children. Children whose parents display family photographs in the home grow up with greater confidence and sense of belonging, it has been revealed. Photography in the home reportedly makes children feel valued and gives them a rich understanding of where they come from.

Professor Geoff Beattie, Head of School and Dean of Psychological Sciences at the University of Manchester: ‘We cannot underestimate the power of photographs to keep us feeling linked to others and belonging. They cement us into our networks.

‘For children in particular, looking at photographs is part of the socialising process; learning who you are and where you fit into the family. By displaying photographs of our children at different stages of their lives, we are making a very public statement that we are proud of them.’

Professor Beattie said: ‘When children grow up surrounded by photographs, it gives them a richer understanding of where they come from, which helps with confidence.

‘Until recently, people often thought of photographs as almost trivial, but actually they are an incredibly important way of connecting with our sense of self, with each other and with times gone by.’

So if you need a good excuse to book a portrait shoot there it is ….

Believe or not you will actually enjoy having your portrait taken on one of my Location lifestyle shoots they are relaxed, fun and all about making the most of your being together. Big Fish Lifestyle Portrait Shoots are all about you making the most of being together and capturing you as a family now. If recent events have taught us anything it’s to cherish what is in front of us and make the most of everyday.

I have a great offer on at the moment a Location Shoot from 1-2 hours at your chosen Suffolk Location with your family and a print bundle (2x 6×4, 2x 7×5, 1 x 10×8).

Get in touch I’d love to hear from you.

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