“I think posting a family photo somewhere in the house where the child can see it every day without turning on a device or clicking on a computer to find that it really gives that child a sense of peace and comfort,” Krauss says. In 1975, Jerry Fryrear of Tulane University and Mary Ammerman conducted a 5-week study examining the impact of portrait photography on self-esteem in a group of fourth-class students. Children who participated gift portraits in the experiment experienced a significant increase in self-esteem of behavior. That is why I do what I do: see that connection and that joy, and see a child enlighten with confidence and a strong sense of self and complete assurance that they are loved and appreciated by you. Family photos are not unnecessary superficial nonsense, they are an attachment experience that shows each other and the world that this is their family.
Photography is an art form in itself, so going through all these efforts can create a great memory in your children. You can even laugh when the photos are not so spectacular, but you appreciate the efforts made by everyone. One day your children will look back and appreciate the art form of family portraits and have been lucky enough to store such wonderful memories of photos. In digital versus printed photos, Kraus says: “My prejudice is very simple. I think I’m taking a family photo somewhere in the house where the child can see it every day without turning on a device or clicking on a computer to find out that it really gives that child a sense of peace at home and comfort.
More than ever, family photos can give us a sense of stability and meaning. Warm and loving relationships form the basis of children’s self-esteem because they give children a valued and valuable feeling. Relationships are based on many receptive and caring interactions with your child. Family rituals are also important because they build family relationships and give your child a sense of belonging. If you like these photos and are looking for a picture of newborns in Detroit, I’d like to schedule your session.
As a professional photographer, over 30, I always thought it was very important to show a family as a family unit. It is helpful for children to see themselves as a valuable and important part of a family unit. As a photographer, my job is to make the final image safe and feel by keeping space for children where they are safe and protected. Nowadays, families increasingly see their images exclusively digitally, whether it be a mobile device, a laptop or on social media. But an image on a mobile phone, tablet or computer screen has the same impact in helping families increase a child’s self-esteem?
A study by Tulane University described a 37% increase in self-esteem when children were involved in family portraits and images of themselves. Dr. Krauss also finds the idea of a particularly attractive family photo gallery. These are very important development aspects of the positive growth of each child.