Heirloom photography is such a classic tradition, especially here in the South.
Many families mark a certain age for each of their children’s heirloom photography portraits that end up framed on their walls for all the generations. I cannot count how many times I have seen these timeless art pieces on people’s walls. Some are hand painted on canvas, some printed on canvas and others are matted. But, they are all framed and displayed proudly on their walls as a gallery of all the family members through time. What a wonderful way to celebrate your family and show how much they are loved.
Variety in heirloom portrait photography.
These siblings came all at the same time, which allowed them to be photographed separately and also together. When doing heirloom photography sessions I really like doing a few group images, close ups and full body. Utilizing chairs, benches or stools is always a great way to add variety so that parents can choose what will be best as finished artwork in their home.
Mom dressed her girls in matching heirloom pastel pink dresses with the most beautiful finishings of lace, ruffles, ribbon and embroidery. Big brother was dressed in a classic white button down shirt and tan pants. Very fitting for their ages.
What to wear for heirloom photography portraits.
Most parents dress their children in heirloom outfits that have been passed down in the family, while others opt for home sewn new creations. Others purchase new outfits that become family heirlooms.
Great places to purchase heirloom wardrobe pieces.
The Elephant Trunk (Baxter Street in Athens, GA)
Heirloom photography sessions can be scheduled any time of the year in the comfort of your home or in studio. I also hold a few Heirloom Portrait Events each year. These are a little bit shorter and take place in my home studio in Oconee County. The Winter heirloom portrait event is in less than two weeks on January 27th. You can find full details HERE. Have more questions? Contact me directly and I would be more than happy to discuss all the details and options with you. firstname.lastname@example.org | 706.713.0676
Images shown here were taken on a simple white backdrop. Hand painted muslin backdrops are also available as shown in this two year old’s heirloom photography session. Click this link to view.