One of the best pieces of advice that I have ever heard somebody tell a new parent was, “they grow up quickly, take lots of pictures because it’ll go by faster than you know it.” While they were talking about newborn babies, that advice is true for all families. A lot can happen in 3, 5, 10, or 20-plus years and the best way to capture those memories is with annual family photographs. If you’re not already taking annual family photos, here are 5 great reasons from hushXpose why you should take professional annual family photographs.

1. Capture Changes in the Family

As you grow older and your entire family starts to hit new milestones in life, there can be a lot of changes in the family. Parents start to age, kids go off to college, get married, and have kids of their own. Before you know it the family roster looks a lot different than it did 5 years ago. Taking annual family photos is the perfect way to document these family changes as they happen. You may not realize it today, but in a few years (decades!) you will look back on these photographs fondly.

Some of our favorite kind of family photos? Generational family photos for moms, daughters, grandmas, and even great-grandchildren! It’s really cool when you get to see a picture with entire generations side by side.

2. Create Art to Decorate the Home

Not only will family photos make for incredible keepsakes, but they also give you something to hang up on the walls of your family home. Family photographs from hushXpose make for incredible pieces of art to decorate your home. We specialize in creative portraiture photography, so we can help you create beautiful photographs that you can proudly incorporate into your home’s decor.

3. Start a Tradition

Starting an annual tradition, whether its an annual family reunion, vacation, or holiday party is a great way to make sure that the memories that your family creates carry on for generations to come. The same is true for annual family photos. You want your grandchildren to be able to share these memories with their children and so on. The best way to do that is by setting a date (or season) when the whole family gets together for the family photo.

4. Professional Photos Look Better Than iPhone Pics

When you hire a professional photographer to take your annual family photos, you aren’t just paying somebody for their time. You’re hiring them to come in and use their skills as a photographer to take photographs with their professional photography equipment. Then once the session is over, your photographer will work to edit the photographs to make sure that they come out stunning. That is value that you can’t get with a smartphone camera.

5. Take the Stress Out of Taking Your Own Photos

Finally, professional family photographs are a stressfree way to take your family photos. When you book your session at hushXpose, you’re working with a professional team that knows how to transform your vision for family photos into a reality. Simply show up to your session, have your hair and makeup done by our team of glam makeup specialists, and get ready for an incredible photoshoot!