Your family portrait in words
A text reflecting an established family
As every owner of an incomplete photograph album knows, capturing a whole family at a particular moment in time isn’t easy. Finding your centre in the busy day-to-day reality of family life can seem even more unlikely. I can help – with a ‘Look to this day’ family portrait in words.
I might ask about the joys, challenges and idiosyncrasies of family life, but adapt my questions to suit your situation e.g. a newly blended family.
We may involve only your immediate family members as sources for our text or ask wider family and/or close friends to contribute words as well.
You can hear through 350+ testimonials how much this truly bespoke approach has meant to other clients, often as much as the finished text itself.
‘Look to this day, for it is life, the very life of life.’ From the ancient Sanskrit
Our text might have a narrative thread that mirrors how your family has evolved over the years, intersected with particular stories told from different perspectives.
Imagine sharing your family’s portrait, text combined with photographs, or framed on the kitchen wall for all to see, reaffirming your bond in the process.
Whether it reassures, makes you laugh or prompts reflection, the final edit will be a treasure trove you will all return to, time and again.
The ‘Look to this day’ commission could appeal to families of all shapes and sizes e.g. single/step/adoptive parents, with children of any age or stage.
Hannah Wroe Gill – Portraits in Prose