Wall Portraits are important.

Sound silly? I'm not talking about just any beautiful work of art, but one that is a reminder of what you hold most dear in your life.

Family photography lets children learn who they are and where they fit. They learn their genealogy and the uniqueness of their own family and its story. 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.
— Judy Weiser, licensed psychologist

Wall portraits of your family and children that are well designed and displayed can add style and value to your home, but let's talk about their emotional importance.

We all want to know we matter.

At no time is that more important than when we're children. Our expectations of ourselves grow when we know others care. Our self worth is felt when someone takes an opportunity to show us.

I have to be honest. I love my home. We built it a few years back and in spite of it's construction being one of our biggest trials (and I don't know if I'll ever feel like it's fully 'finished') it's our sanctuary and a reflection of our little family. My daughter has grown up seeing the effort and time we put into making this house more than just a house we occupy but a home to be lived in - really lived in. She's definitely not always thrilled to be carted along to home improvement stores and the long weekends of this project or that. But I know she loves some of the very personal design elements we incorporate into her room; animal patterns on the walls, her name displayed largely, and colors so bright they scream 10 year old girl.

And of course the portraits.  Around our home, there are portraits of all sizes, finishes and styles that really complete our spaces. Many are of my daughter, of course, but we have many of our little family together as well. These are reminders that she matters - so much so that we've made her portrait larger than the all-important TV mounted on the wall.

They are reminders of the love and bond we share that she passes by daily.