Our portraits become more valuable with time. Read what our clients say...
"Our portraits are beautiful wall art pieces...of us! They have become some of our greatest treasures, and as the kids have started to leave home we are increasingly grateful we took the time at that season in our family’s life to commission them.”
We desperately wish we could hold on a little longer, yet we blink and our children are grown. Not only do we want to hold on to the memories from each stage of life, we only have 18 years to ensure our children leave home with a deep understanding that they're worthy, unconditionally loved, and will always belong. They're our legacy, after all, and we care deeply about their well-being.
At Beadles Portraits we help you make time stand still and strengthen your family with hand-painted and fine photographic portrait art that honors those you love, celebrates your relationships and creates great joy. We believe portraits strengthen families. When loved ones are honored with portraits that are prominently displayed and tell the story of their significance as part of the family, they’re better able to face the world knowing they’re part of a larger story, the family legacy. These reminders of days gone by create a renewed sense of commitment, gratitude and joy.
It's bittersweet, to be sure. The days are long, but the years are short. Your newborn baby is too quickly driving off to college, leaving you behind in disbelief that it went so fast.
As parents in that journey, you struggle every day against a common villain of TIME, doing your very best to make sure your kids are prepared for the world. You desperately want them to believe in themselves, to be secure in their identity as part of your family, and know without a doubt how much they are loved.
At Beadles Portraits our clients realize that family is their legacy and that life with their children at home is much too short. They understand that when a portrait is prominently displayed on a wall in their home, it has significant meaning to all who view it and it strengthens their family legacy over time.
Master Photographer and Portrait Artist Heather Beadles has a unique ability to tell a family’s story. As a former professional counselor, her knowledge about marriage and family dynamics and child development gives her a unique ability to capture stories that help strengthen those relationships. As a mother to four she understands the bittersweet emotions a parent has of being excited for their future but longing to enjoy them just a little longer because they are part of us and so deeply loved.
Each child in the portrait knows that no matter what happens in life, she belongs to a family that deeply loves her and believes in her. Mom and Dad know that even though life is often hard, it’s worth it to keep trying. Over time, a family legacy is formed as history is written and stories are told about the faces in the portraits.
Our portraits make time stand still so that families can celebrate their legacy and never forget the stories that made them a family. The portraits become so important to the family that they will never take them down, and the children will want them in their own homes in 40 years.
Clients typically don’t visit Beadles Portraits once a year to update their family portrait. They call on Heather to create a new portrait when their family is at a time, a season in their lives, that they feel is worth making time stand still:
to treasure the precious face of their toddler
to remember their family when all the children were young
to celebrate their ten-year-old looking forward to the next decade
to cherish the last bit of “little” in their tween or teen before they begin to look all grown up and face the world as a young adult.
Families visit Beadles Portraits when their oldest child is launching into the world and they want to proclaim, “Here is what this home has produced…he is part of our legacy!” They visit when seasons of life are changing and they want to gratefully celebrate their story…their legacy…so that it will never be forgotten.
A portrait by Heather Beadles helps confirm in the heart of your children - no matter how old or young they may be - that they are a valuable part “us." They belong, they are deeply loved, they are worthy and they are part of a larger story…your family legacy.
"The more children know about their family's story, the stronger their sense of control over their lives, the higher their self-esteem, and the more successfully they believe their families function. Knowing their larger family story helps them understand that they are part of something bigger."
- Bruce Feiler, Author of The Secrets of Happy Families