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  • Writer's pictureAyelen Alcover

Capturing Extended Family Portraits - A Heartfelt Tradition

Hello there, my fellow memory-makers! You know what they say, right? As parents, we've taken on the role of the "camera mama" ever since our little ones first made their grand entrance into this world. We've been there to capture their very first steps, their infectious giggles, and all those adorable little mishaps that make up the scrapbook of their childhood.

Let me whisk you away on a journey through my own photographic escapades. You see, after years of being the official family photographer, I decided to pass the torch to a pro back in 2019. It was a game-changer, let me tell you. Suddenly, our family photos became pure magic, moments that beautifully encapsulated our real, unfiltered joy and love.

From that moment on, it became a yearly tradition for us, something we eagerly look forward to. The kids are absolutely pumped about it, tossing questions about the location, brainstorming outfits, and even throwing out the zaniest pose ideas. It's turned into a heartfelt celebration of our unique togetherness.

My dearest husband, who was initially uncertain about the whole idea, had quite the transformation. He used to wonder why we needed professional photos when we had an overflowing treasure chest of family selfies. But as he flipped through each album we've created over the years, something truly enlightening struck him. These photos weren't just images, they were our shared journey, our collective story.

So, here's the scoop. Family portraits aren't just about striking a pose and coordinating outfits. They're about capturing moments that define your family—the quirks, the laughter, and the unique personalities that give your clan its distinct charm. These photos immortalize the bonds, the love, and the stories that belong to each and every one of you.

If you're mulling over the idea of expanding your family photoshoot to include your extended clan, don't overthink it. Embrace the tradition, and let the camera do its thing, weaving its magic into the fabric of your genuine connections, the warmth of your love, and the vibrant tapestry of your family's story.

Happy photo shooting,


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