A Studio Portrait is a Way to Build Lasting Self-esteem in Your Child’s Life?

Don’t you feel that everyday life is crazy and hectic? No matter how hard we try, it seems we never spend enough time with each other talking, listening, or simply enjoying the company of our loved ones.

Does it look like to you that you often miss these everyday opportunities to express our love and appreciation for each other's uniqueness and accomplishments?

Child Portrait by Isabelle Guillen, Portrait Artist in Dallas Metroplex

Why A Family Portrait Can Help Boost Your Child’s Self Esteem? 

In life’s uncertain circumstances, whether visible or invisible, we could all use a little boost of self-esteem!!  Self-esteem is especially important for our children. We learn to build self-confidence all our lives, but it can be hardest to find it within ourselves while we are growing up and changing each day.

Portraits offer your children an everlasting reminder of their value and place in your family. These art pieces also capture your child’s personality and unique beauty.

At the studio, we help you create these meaningful individual or family portraits you and your loved ones will treasure forever.

Family portraits highlight your strong bond and can help remind your children that they always have a safe, personal place where they are loved and valued. An individual portrait of your child practicing an activity he or she enjoys and excels at is also a powerful confidence booster. A portrait captured at the time of an important accomplishment becomes a beautiful illustration of a fond memory and time of celebration.

How Can Family Portraits Help Boost Your Child’s Self Esteem? 

A study centered around a group of fourth-grade students who created scrapbooks using polaroid photos of themselves over 5 weeks, revealed a 37% percent increase in the students’ average self-esteem behaviors, evidencing that personal photography can help boost a child’s self-esteem.

Family portraits are visual reminders, showing your children where they fit into their families.

Psychologist David Krauss explains the importance of “[showing] a family as a family unit. It is so helpful for children to see themselves as a valued and important part of that family.” Through portraits, your children will learn the uniqueness of their family story, a story they can share and reminisce on with loved ones.

When a child sees a family portrait with them included in the photograph, they say to themselves: ‘These people have me as part of what they are, that’s why I belong here. This is where I come from.”

Child Portrait by Isabelle Guillen, Portrait Artist in Dallas Metroplex

Why Are Wall Art Portraits Important?

Many people capture and store photos in a digital form such as a cell phone, a laptop, or a social media platform. Social media and camera rolls can be a great place to store your memories, but Krauss suggests that digital media does not have the same impact on helping families boost a child’s self-esteem.

“My bias is quite simple. I think they (family photographs) should be on the wall,” says Krauss.
He suggests placing your family portraits somewhere in your home where your children can see it every day without having to go out of their way to open social media or a computer file to find it.
Family portraits have a “protecting quality that nurtures a child. It lets them know where they are in the pecking order and that they are loved and cared for,” says Krauss.

Create Beautiful Memories with Those You Hold Dear

As life’s important moments pass by, it can be challenging to capture your most precious memories and share them with those you love most. When you celebrate a milestone such as a birth or a wedding, you often look for mementos or small reminders of these special times in life.

At the studio, we are here to help you capture your family’s unbreakable bond, document a milestone, or create a beautiful new memory with a family portrait. These portraits will serve as beautiful home decor, priceless heirlooms, and thoughtful gifts, and they bring even more value to your loved ones in quite a special way.
Fine art portraits serve as stunning art pieces for your home, brightening the lives and lifting the spirits of your children and other relatives. Don’t let another milestone or memory pass by.

We, at Isabelle Guillen Portraits, would love to start a conversation with you, helping preserve the memory of your family story while boosting the confidence of your loved ones.