What do you look forward to the most during the holiday season? Is it driving around town and seeing the community spirit through the beautiful holiday light displays and decorations? Or perhaps the holiday music is what triggers those heartfelt, happy holiday feelings. Maybe the delicious holiday meal is the highlight of the season for you.

It’s all so wonderful that it makes it hard to choose but my favorite part of the holiday season is spending time with family. Whether you’re traveling to see family or if your family is coming to see you, it’s such a magical time to get the whole group together. Actually, even if your family is local, the holiday season might be the one time of year that you all make time to get together.

Having the whole family together is something very special and may not happen all that often. It also might be the perfect opportunity to have a multi-generational family portrait taken! If the thought of that feels overwhelming to you, fear not! I have helped many families navigate the coordination of a multi-family portrait successfully. To start, I have tips on planning your multi-generational portrait right here for you.

Without further ado, here are five reasons you should take a full family portrait this holiday season. 

5 Reasons to Take a Multi-Generational Portrait Session 

Perfect Gift for Mom
Allow me to let you in on a little secret…all mom wants for Christmas is a healthy and happy family (and maybe no arguing between siblings). Since that’s pretty tough to wrap up and top with a bow, I’ve got an idea to help. What better way to celebrate family than with a portrait that will bring her joy for years to come? This is the perfect gift for your mom that she will surely treasure forever. 


Your Family is All Here
If you have family coming in from out of town, this might be your golden opportunity to take a multi-generational family portrait. My studio is conveniently located in Downtown Oconomowoc, so we won’t have to reschedule due to cold weather. On the day of the session, you’ll be surprised at how fun it is being together while capturing your family portraits. It’ll go by faster than you might imagine, so you don’t have to worry about spending hours at the studio. I guarantee to make this process so easy and fun that you won’t want it to end! 


Your Children Will Cherish this Portrait
Yes, it’s the perfect gift for mom but this is also an incredible gift for your children! Having a family portrait with everyone together helps children remember how their family is right now for many years to come. Not only is it nostalgic seeing that beautiful piece on the wall, it also reminds your children that they belong, which does wonders for self-esteem!


Your Family’s Legacy
Not only will your children cherish this portrait but future generations will as well. This multi-generational family portrait tells your family’s story. I can’t tell you the number of times I have heard people tell me, “I’m so glad you took that photo for our family. Grandpa passed away not long after so that portrait of us all together means so much.” Your whole family will forever be grateful that you took the time to have this portrait created.


Technology Can Help
What if a family member won’t be here for the holidays? Have no fear! You can always purchase a gift certificate for a future session. Or if you’re dead set on moving forward right now, technology can help us. Ideally, we find a time that includes everyone, but I understand that may be tricky. Sometimes family members can’t make it for the official holiday but make a trek out in the weeks after. We can use the magic of Photoshop to add someone in if needed.

Oconomowoc Multi-Family Portrait Photographer

If a multi-family portrait has been on your heart, I would love to help you make this happen. I can work with you to coordinate the perfect day and time. After the session, I’ll reveal the images to you, and we can choose how you want to display these incredible portraits in your home. If you have any questions or wish to schedule a call with me, please send me a message here. 


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