Why Grandparents Should be in Your Family Photos

Be sure to include grandparents in your next family photosGrandma and Grandpa aren’t always top of mind when it comes to family photos. It’s easy for us to get caught up in just getting them done, especially when you have kids that may not be thrilled about photos to start with. But don’t let that be you. There are plenty of reasons why grandparents should be in your family photos!

Here are some reasons why you should include grandparents in your next family session.

Why Grandparents Should Be in Your Family Photos

They’re a huge part of your kids’ lives

There’s nothing like going to visit Nana and Papaw! Remember when you were little and couldn’t wait to see your grandparents. Grandma was always your protector when your mom was fussing and Grandpa was the one that would sit with you in time-out when you were in trouble. Needless to say, grandparents are a big part of your child’s life! By bringing grandparents to your family photo sessions, your kids will have memories of their childhood and their times with Grandma and Grandpa.

It’s a way to make and keep family memories for years to come

Family photos are one of the best ways to capture those cherished family memories that you can keep forever. But the best part is that you don’t have to keep it limited to mom, dad and the kids. You can always recruit the grandparents for some family fun! While your entire session doesn’t have to be centered around the whole family, try letting your photographer take some candid shots when you’re in between posing. This can be a fun way to capture the kids playing with their grandparents that will truly capture those beautiful childhood moments!

Grandparents are great to have in family photos

They won’t be around forever

This is a topic most of us want to lock up and throw away the key. We want to believe that our grandparents are invincible, but reality is, they won’t be around forever. So it’s important during these precious years that you take the time to enjoy them and build memories. While our grandparent’s can’t stay with us forever, we can keep a photograph for generations. You’ll be thankful for that time and memory when you’re looking back.Grandparents in family photo enjoying their grandson

Grandparents love it!

I’m sure we’re all guilty of assuming grandma won’t be interested in family photos. While that may be true at first and grandparents may shrug it off at first, it’s actually a great way to get them involved. When you bring grandparents into your family photos, you’ll find the whole thing to be so much more enjoyable and not to mention memorable. You’ll end the session knowing your photographer captured moments that you can look back on for years to come.

Grandparents love to be in family photos

It makes a unique and memorable gift

Not sure what to gift the grandparent that has everything? Here’s an idea: give them the gift of a photography session with their grandkids! Not only is it a really fun experience for them to spend some time frolicking outdoors with their grandkids, but the sweet bonding moments are artfully captured and they get to have updated photos of their grandkids to brag to their friends with.

The proof is in the pudding, be sure to bring your grandparents to your next photo session! Contact me if you’re interested in capturing beautiful memories with the whole family.

I'm Erika and I am a maternity, newborn, and family photographer based near Wilmington, NC. I'm also a mom to two cutie boys, lover of backyard gardening, candles, chocolate and Amazon Prime.

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