Life moves faster than you think, and trust us, you’ll wish you could slow the clock and go back. And in this crazy, fast-paced, wild, wild west of a world we live in, sometimes we forget to capture the moments along the way. That’s why we think everyone should take family portraits every year. Yep, every year. Trust us, you won’t regret it.

Family Portraits Celebrate Growth

Chances are, your family is incredibly important to you, and as we move through the different seasons of life, our connections grow stronger. We get a little older, our style changes, and our families grow. By taking family photos each year, you create a visual narrative of your life! From the little ones reaching milestones to adults achieving their dreams, taking family photos annually allows you to see how far each individual has come. It’s a beautiful reminder of the strength, resilience, and growth within your family unit.

Time Flies – Family Portraits Freeze the Moments

We all know how quickly time passes. We know you know that country song, don’t blink 😉 Well, turns out, you have to blink. It’s actually involuntary! Blink! There goes a year… Blink! Another one… And BOOM, the kids are all grown up! 

By capturing yearly family photos, you freeze these precious moments, giving yourself the gift of nostalgia. Looking back, you’ll cherish the memories of your kids, or pets, growing up, your grandparents’ smiles, and all the little moments that made each year special.

Create a Legacy for Generations

Family photos are the perfect representation of your family’s legacy. They become heirlooms to pass down through generations, allowing your children and grandchildren to see where they come from and how things have changed. We know you’ve heard the saying “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and that’s 100% true. Photos carry stories, emotions, and experiences that, believe it or not, will mean so much to your family! 

Get in Front of the Camera 

We know what you’re thinking, “Guys, I have a camera in my pocket at all times; why do I need to pay someone to take my family photos?”. To that, we say, you’re not wrong. Smartphones are wonderful and allow us to capture moments as they happen. However, investing in professional family photography gives you a chance to get in front of the camera, even if you don’t like it. Professional photographers use the best equipment to ensure incredible prints for albums, or canvases and have the artistic eye to capture the joy, and love of your family!  

Every Year is Worth Celebrating

Life isn’t just about the big events like weddings, births, or graduations; it’s the everyday moments that truly matter. Everyone thinks about taking photos when they have a new baby or when someone graduates. But let’s not forget that each year is a gift that’s worth celebrating. Family photos capture the little things—the laughter, the hugs, the inside jokes—that you might just forget! Having photos to look back on is worth every penny. 

Building a Tradition

Making family photos an annual tradition creates a sense of togetherness and excitement. Everyone has their family traditions, and we challenge you to make taking family portraits one of yours! It’s an opportunity for everyone to get involved, and it becomes an occasion to celebrate. You can even make it an entire affair where the family hangs out together! It’s an opportunity to dress up, spend quality time, and create lasting memories with some of your favorite people! 

In this fast-paced world, life moves swiftly (we know you thought of t-swift too 🙂), and capturing it is important. Taking yearly family portraits celebrates growth and seems to slow time down, even for just a second. And isn’t that all we really want? 

Whether your family is just you and your significant other, you two and your pets, you and your children, or your entire family tree, our team at Three Twenty Studio would love to be a part of capturing and preserving your memories! Reach out today!

Family Portraits: Why you should take them every year