How Often Should I Update my Family Photos | DMV Family Photographer


Wondering how often you should update your family photos? This is what you need to know.

Busy schedules, family commitments, and lengthy to-do lists can get in the way of updating family photos. The years seem to go by faster and faster, which is especially true when you have children. As parents, you don’t want to miss the chance to capture your child’s milestones or how much you’ve changed as a family.  So, how often should you be updating your family photos? 

Ideally, you should try and take new photos of your family every year. Here’s why:

  • Do it for future generations. While you are taking photos for yourself, you are also making sure that future generations have amazing photos that they can look back on too. Your children and grandchildren will thank you for it. What a wonderful gift!
  • It’s a chance to make memories. By making a point of updating your family photos on a regular basis, you’re also taking the time to be with your family and make new memories. You never know when your family dynamics could change, so capture new memories whenever you can.
  • Professional photos last a lifetime. While we are a society that is constantly snapping photos on our phones and uploading them to social media, investing in professional photography gives you a completely different result. A professional will know how to compose your photograph and edit each photo to perfection. They’ll also be able to create high quality and archival artwork from your session images to display in your home. These are tangible items that you’ll be able to pass down to your loved ones.
  • Document your family’s growth. You never realize how quickly your kids are growing until you look back at photos of them. Ever run into someone you haven’t seen in a while and they comment on how much your children have grown? As parents, we may not notice the day to day changes that are happening right in front of our eyes. By updating your family photos on an annual basis, you can really document your family’s growth, creating a beautiful series of photos that you can treasure forever.

Is it time for you to update your family photos? Send me an email and let’s chat about it!

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