Life is so busy. Day in and day out we are on the move. Before you know it your children are grown and moving on with lives of their own. I want you to stop and ask yourself, when is the last time the family got together for a portrait? When your first child was born? How many children do have now? How many pictures do you have of your last child in comparison with your first? When life gets so busy, we simply forget the little things that can mean so much. Portraits can be taken anywhere. In fact they can turn out a lot better in a location that you are comfortable with. Like your own living room or your favorite park or even a family farm. Knoxville and the surrounding areas are simply beautiful. There is a plethora of wonderful choices for the perfect family portraits. Does your family like to ride bikes, or go to the zoo. Choose these places or activities and your favorite clothes to wear. Your smiles will be wider and you will love the results of the pictures. The stiff suit and dress nonmoving “plastic” portraits have their place in your church directory. What is your everyday life like? You want to look back and remember the fun times shared with your family and not that “Sally” and “Billy” had tantrums while you tried to shove them into uncomfortable clothes and make them wait for 2 hours at a studio and forcing them to smile. Does this sound good to you? If it doesn’t, then it’s not going to be good for your children either. What about your pets? Outdoor or home photography would be the perfect fit to make sure that they are not left out Remember photos are a reflection of your family, and with your children growing so quickly take an hour or two and make sure that you’re recording the happy times in your lives.