7 Reasons Why You Should Get Your Family Photographed Every Year

If you are like most people you love looking at photos of your family because it brings you back to that time when your kids were so little, or a celebration of a milestone in your family's history. There are actually way more than 7 reasons why you should get your family photographed every year, but I have picked the most important. Most of us could agree time goes by too fast, and what we really want is to have all the memories of the special moments recorded forever.

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We all get busy and caught up in the day to day grind. You know there is truth behind the saying "time flies" and "kids grow up in the blink of an eye."

"I'm so happy I never took the time to document the growth of my family", said nobody ever.

Don't look back and regret not taking action because you did not have time, your hair was the wrong color, or you were too busy with work.

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Read our 7 reasons why you should get your family photographed every year

1. Kids Grow Up Fast

portrait of boys in super hero pajamas on gray background

Kids grow up too fast. We all know this to be true. When you get photos taken ever year you are documenting the growth and development of your family.

Sometimes you don't even realize the benefits of family portraits until latter in life. One of the best ways to relive all those precious life moments is through portraits.

2. Everyone Will Be In Town

large family portrait during reunion at park with lake in huntington beach

Does your family have an annual tradition? Maybe everyone is in town for Thanksgiving. My family spends Memorial Day together, and we always create a group portrait.

A reunion can be the perfect opportunity to get those family portraits taken. For some families, this only happens once in a while. Don't miss your chance to document your family!

3. Document Life Events

Your twins are starting high school. Kids go off to college. Family members move away. A job opportunity takes your child across the country. A wedding is in the near future. Life events happen no matter what. This is all the more reason to get the portraits taken.

This one is hard to talk about but we all know life can be full of surprises. The sudden passing of a grandparent or family member can make your photos priceless. If you miss the opportunity to take that last portrait with them the feeling inside will never go away. Keep in mind, the first thing you do when you lose someone is you immediately find all the photos you have of them. Why? Because photos remind you of the good times and the life they lived.

4. Celebrate A Milestone

teenage boy posing in blue graduation gown in front of building

When you plan family portraits around a milestone you not only get together to celebrate that occasion, but you get to capture the moments and have it documented. Graduations, promotions, birthdays, and anniversaries. These are all perfect times to combine a family portrait with your loved one's milestone.

5. Creating Memories

Create memories. Don't let life pass and look back wondering why you didn't take the time for family pictures. As a parent, you won't remember every moment. But when you take photos every year you get to see and relive that time in your life. For example, I took portraits of my two sons in their favorite Pajamas. Now every time I see that precious photo I am reminded of the fun bedtime stories they would beg us to read. The pjs are long gone but the memories will live on forever.

6.Family's Legacy

Family wearing fall colors for portraits at the oc mix in orange county

It's not just for you it's your family's legacy you are building. Don't put it off because your hairs not done or you wanted to lose a few extra pounds.  Your children won’t notice the dark roots or a smile line, but they will definitely be disappointed if they don't have any photographs of themselves to share with their kids.

7. Life Gets Busy

Life happens.  You never know when the last chance for a family photo will come. Don't take for granted the time you have with each other. Get those portraits taken every year.

Bottom Line

Before any more time goes by and you miss capturing this year's precious moments get those portraits done. Life can change without any notice. When you get family photos taken every year you not only get beautiful portraits but you get to relive that time in your life forever. Learn about our easy 3 step planning process.

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