When you look at above photos, do you get an idea of the Heng Family's experience during their family photo session? And how do you think they felt about their family session going by these photos?
You see, having family photo sessions is different for everyone. For some like the Heng family, their experience of their Australian holiday was important to them, not just necessarily just having traditional family photos.
You see, coming from Singapore they said they could have family photos taken anytime. But what made this documentary family photography session special for them was that they wanted to document their uniquely 'Australian' experience as a family of three generations. They wanted their Australian holiday memories to take back with them. Your sessions don't have to be documentary style. The principle works just as well for more formal sessions and events like weddings.
So if you want to remember your experience in a way that separates it from any other...then documenting different elements creates specific memories that help link back to that experience.
In the instance of the Heng family, the elements of the beautiful Australian landscapes (gum trees) and brilliant sun and blue skies, are things which were documented in pictures and are things that they have come to known as being uniquely Australian. And of course, how they chose to experience their photo session by way of their relaxed approach and how they interacted as a family all added to the varying elements to give context to their Australian family holiday and the meaning it holds for them.
So how do you preserve those memories once you have had your session, including all the elements that made up your experience?
Simple...create a collage of prints and/or frames like the one above and hang them on your wall/s. Wall collages can be made up of any number of prints and sizes and can be done to suit the space you have ,whether small or spacious. And by displaying specific images that have meaning and bringing them all together and arranging them in a certain way, they create your story of that experience. And how about online slideshows and family photo books? These are some other great ways to document your experience!
It's simple really if you can see the possibilities!
* P.S. Below are some other collage ideas for you....