With most of us currently in lockdown, courtesy of the ubiquitous Covid-19 virus, many family celebrations such as birthday events and anniversary parties have sadly been cancelled or severely curtailed.
However, thanks to the internet, while we may no longer be able to see our loved ones’ faces in person, we can still ‘see’ them via our phone, tablet or laptop screens. And, again thanks to the internet, shopping for suitable gifts for loved ones is a piece of cake.
If you’re currently looking for a thoughtful gift to mark a birthday, anniversary or other auspicious occasion in the lives of your family and friends, professional Family Portrait Vouchers offer the perfect solution to your present quandary (no pun intended!). Or indeed Pet Portrait vouchers or even a Camera Class voucher
Since professional photography first began, family portraits have always been a popular way of documenting the ever-changing nature of family life. Of course, we’ve come a long way from the ‘posed’ sepia portrait postcards that our forebears sent each other, but otherwise the principle of a family portrait remains the same.
In the short term, it’s a visual reminder of how younger family members looked three or five years ago; in the longer term, it’s a prompt for older family members to recall precious memories.
Fortunately, modern-day professional photographers have transformed the process of taking a family portrait. What was previously a rather ‘staid’, uncomfortable (and even unpleasant) process has become a thoroughly enjoyable experience for the whole family.
I feel incredibly fortunate to be living and working in this new enlightened era of family portraiture. The hundreds of portraits that I’ve taken over the past 15 years of my photography career have been an absolute delight to work on: children toasting marshmallows over an open fire on the beach, splashing around in the sea or watching the excitement on their faces as they dart in and out of trees, pursued by the family dog.
Even the more reserved ‘oldies’ mellow very quickly as soon as they realise that posing for a family portrait these days is an immensely pleasurable way to spend a couple of hours, and one that’s very far removed from their own childhood experiences.
It’s a real privilege to be able to preserve these happy memories for posterity, knowing that they will bring joy to families for decades – even centuries! – to come. So, if your friends and family have a special occasion coming up, send them a portrait voucher: the gift that will last a lifetime.
Ordering a voucher and paying online Voucher Link couldn’t be simpler, and there’s no need for you to worry about organising delivery. I can email the voucher direct to the lucky recipient, or I can email it to you to forward personally if you prefer. *
*All vouchers purchased during the lockdown will be valid for 12 months from when the lockdown restrictions are completely lifted.