I know i have touched on this subject a few times, but let me say it again, stop making excuses get in the way of taking family photos whether they be by a family member or professional photographer.
I hear people say they don’t want to be photographed. They don’t like how they look, they want to wait until they loose a few pounds. I'm to busy, I work a lot, the kids are never around. ...........That always makes me sad.
Don’t they see, the pictures aren't for them. They are for their children, for their families, who will look at those pictures and be so glad someone had the foresight to take them. Not just for your children, but for generations to come. Photo's are history!
I want you to realize the importance of yourself. You matter to somebody, no matter what you may think. Just as the people around you mean the most to you.
So please don't wait until something happens or comes up to rush and say "Why didn't we have photos taken"? or "Why did we wait until it was to late"?
Pictures can't always tell the whole story, but it can be a great starting point! You may be amazed at what you learn.