I've been a photojournalist ever since leaving university, firstly for The Times newspaper in London, lately for engaged couples and new families. My clients value high quality documentary photography, and love the work I produce.
Photography is very much an art, in that the work produced reflects the photographers personality and background. It's why ten different photographers will produce ten different pictures from the same scene.
Find the photographer who's work connects with you. Then get them to help your family build their heirloom.