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  • Writer's pictureShana Watkins

Heirloom Perfection: A Technical Dive into Crafting Timeless Family Portraits



In the ever-evolving world of photography, precision and passion converge to create timeless heirloom portraits that transcend the ordinary. Thanks to my virtual design software, we knew the perfect size for this collection of three Love & Legacy portraits before a single print or frame was ordered. This powerful tool allows us to navigate the intricate details of size and placement, ensuring each portrait becomes a masterpiece before a single print or frame is ordered.


Consider the elegant foyer that became the canvas for our latest endeavor. The height of the wall served as our guide, leading us to the unanimous choice of a framed 20x24" portrait to best showcase these three darlings. Looking ahead, we eagerly anticipate the next chapter with the arrival of the little sister. This journey with the nicest family and their adorable girls continues to be a source of inspiration and joy. The prospect of capturing another set of precious moments fuels our commitment to creating a collection that truly tells the story of their growing legacy.


One heartwarming revelation from our client further fuels our passion for this craft. My client told me her oldest was "so proud of her portrait." I melted. It's everything I hope for with each individual child I photograph - that they feel proud, confident and loved when they look at their heirloom portrait. It's more than just capturing images; it's about cultivating a sense of pride, confidence, and love for each child.


As we reflect on the significance of these portraits, we invite you to consider the beauty of establishing a tradition that encapsulates your family's unique journey. Each photograph becomes a thread in the tapestry of your legacy, weaving together moments, emotions, and the evolution of your family story.


Have questions or curious about the process? I'm here and would love to hear from you.






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