Photos Are a Love Language | Whitney Beth Photography | Utah Family Photographer
If you aren’t aware of what “love languages” are – they are ways in which a person feels love. Wether it’s physical touch, service, gifts, quality time or words of affirmation. I like to think there is another category: Photographs.
It’s no secret that having your picture taken is not everyone’s favorite thing to do. You pull out a camera and are met with faces and flinching and even hiding to get out of frame. I’ve been in the business long enough to not take it personally and pull out all the stops to get people to relax and feel comfortable.
In my personal life, 9 times out of 10, when asked what I want for my birthday or mother’s day or whatever, I will say, “pictures.” Getting my photo taken with the people I love and care about means the most to me in the world. Now this is where the love languages come into play; it is Danny’s least favorite thing in the world.
Yep. I feel like it’s some sort of unwritten code that a photographer has to end up with someone who doesn’t like their picture being taken. Such cruel irony. Part of understanding love languages is knowing how you can best show love to your partner or sister or friend or whoever! For example, my “real life” love language is physical touch and quality time and Danny’s is service and gifts. Over the course of our marriage we’ve had to learn how to show love to the other in a way that they love the best. So I’ve learned that surprising Danny with a treat or snack at work and doing something off his “to-do” list is something he loves. While he’s learned that I like to hold hands in the car and spend the day running errands together.
The same applies to the photography love language.
Danny takes pictures with me because he loves me.
It’s another way to show the people you care about how much they mean to you. It can be a quick selfie or full blown photoshoot. Either way, your person will know just how much you care for them. And lucky for you, if it is a full blown photoshoot and you really jive with your photographer, they’ll make you feel at ease and it won’t feel like torture. Instead, you’ll be spending some quality time with your person and letting them know just how much they love you.