Classic Children’s Portraits North of Boston | Ellery’s First Year Portrait

The Value of Classic Children’s Portraits: an Heirloom Dress

Tradition runs deep in this little girl’s family. Having Ellery’s first year portrait was on the mind of her grandmother early on. You see, this portrait has significance in the history of her family. Her grandmother wanted to be sure she planned to capture a classic portrait of her granddaughter wearing this particular blue dress at the age of one. This dress was worn by Ellery’s mother at the same age for a professional studio portrait sitting around her first birthday, too.

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The vintage blue dress had belonged to the grandmother and represents three generations of women in the family! What a lovely family heirloom to have. So much loving attention and care has been placed on preserving this classic girl’s dress, being handed down to each subsequent generation. classic child portrait

As a portrait artist specializing in children’s portraits, I see the value in what we do and how important these images are to the family history. And I applaud the families who take the time to pause from their busy fast-paced lives to honor tradition and recognize the importance of celebrating milestones in a greater context.

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