Indianapolis Lifestyle Photographer | Raw Sugar Photography
Pretty family pictures hang on your wall, above your mantel, in your hallways – they are awesome, I love them and I have tons of them myself, but what about the shoeboxes of pictures stacked in your closet, or in your basement or attic that never make it to the wall, never see the light of day? The ones that your kids will eventually dig through and cry tears of nostalgia and joy, for their fond memories of growing up? Wait… you don’t have those shoeboxes of pictures? Ohhhh… they’re all on your phone? That’s right, mine are too. Let’s be honest, those pictures will likely never be printed, and if they are, YOU are not in them.
Lifestyle sessions are so important in telling your story. As an adult, looking back on my boxes of old photos, one thing that is absent in most of my photos is my mom. I love that I get glimpses of my childhood homes (we moved a lot,) my style (or lack thereof,) my toys, our furniture, our now-dated mauve carpet – all of those things bring back such memories of days gone by, but oh how I wish I had pictures of my mom and dad WITH us in those old photos. That is why lifestyle sessions are so important to me. No, they might not be the images you hang on your walls right now, but when your kids are one day going through their shoeboxes of photos (hey, it could happen) the images that will tug at their heartstrings, and possibly even end up in a frame, will be the ones of you all in your everyday attire, cuddled up on the couch, playing with your pet, putting together a puzzle, eating dinner, or having a dance party, or whatever it is you love to do as a family, because those memories are real.
Think about the laughs and tears they’ll have in 30 years when they look back at photos of you all sitting at your distressed wood coffee table, dad with his beard, mom with her asymmetrical bob, playing a game like pie face (or some other currently popular game,) with sequined pillows thrown on the couch, and wordy wall art over the reclaimed barnwood mantel behind you, these are things you’ll be able to look at together that will transport you back to 2016. They’ll feel that same tug of nostalgia that I feel when I look back at my old mauve carpet and mirrored walls, wearing my scrunchies and jelly sandals. These are the images that will tell your story. The images that will tell your children and their children, and their children’s children, your story. These are the images that are simply irreplaceable.
Raw Sugar Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, child, family, couples, and engagement photography in Indianapolis, Indiana and surrounding areas, including but not limited to, Fishers and Carmel.