What’s the big deal? It’s just a picture or is it?
Family are the people who we spend life with, the holidays, evenings in front of the television, weekends in wine country, hiking the mountains. These are the moments that make the stories that make our country great. Great American Portraits are the moments visually that go with your story.
There are many reasons for commissioning a family portrait, each as unique as the family! Many families commission portraits to acknowledge and celebrate a life achievement or milestone. As a matter of fact, what achievement is greater than having your own happy family. Others want to remember the place and time they’re at today. Maybe it’s that beach vacation or living the SoCal lifestyle. No matter what your reason is, the best time to have your portrait created is now.
Need a little more reason? How about happiness and self-esteem?
The Murfreesboro Study:
In 1975, a well-known study was conducted with a group of fourth graders in a Murfreesboro, Tennessee school by Tulane University. The children were selected to participate based on low scores on a self-esteem test. They were given Polaroid cameras with an assignment to take pictures of themselves in a variety of poses that expressed both different and specific emotions they were experiencing. Over the course of five weeks, the children used those sixty pictures of themselves to create scrapbooks. After the five weeks had passed, the students were tested once more. Not surprisingly, the students’ test scores showed a significant increase in their behavioral self-esteem.