When I mention to people I meet that I am a photographer, specializing in families and weddings, there are several comments that occur with some regularity. Firstly: “That’s a strange combination!” Answer, no, it isn’t; families are a natural result of weddings! The second comment is usually: “I’ve been meaning to have family photos taken… ” They usually mention something like: we had photos take when the twins were three and they just graduated high school. Perhaps that is an exaggeration but not by much. Life is busy and kids grow up fast.
There is a trend on the internet of people re-creating old family photos by posing the same people in the same way many years after the original was taken. These are mostly for fun, but what if this became a family tradition? Here are some pictures to illustrate my point. The original picture was taken in October 2012, just after the birth of the third child. The second was taken almost 5 years later, in September 2017.
It is fun to see the changes as kids grow. A series of these, at 5 year intervals, will be a great addition to the family album. Check back in 2022!