Family Pictures should be a yearly priority

Are you wondering whether or not you should schedule family pictures with a local San Diego Family Photographer? Maybe you’re worried that your kids won’t behave. Or that your partner may scoff at the idea of paying for professional pictures when your cell phone can take “good enough” pictures.

I’m here to encourage you to go for it. There is a reason professional family photography is a thing. Family pictures are a great way to capture memories and moments you will cherish forever. Whether you are a newlywed couple, a growing family with young children, or an extended family gathering for a reunion, family pictures are a perfect way to capture the love and connection you share.

As a San Diego family photographer, I can attest to the importance of family pictures. Here are some reasons why you should consider scheduling a photoshoot for updated family pictures:

Three Year Progression of family pictures of the same family

Family Pictures capture memories

Life is unpredictable, and moments that seem insignificant at the time can become treasured memories in the future. Family pictures capture these moments and help you relive them for years to come. Photographs capture the essence of the moment and allow you to look back on it with fondness. “We capture the current moment, to remember it years from now”.

Family Pictures document growth

Families are constantly growing and changing. Children grow up, grandparents age, and relationships develop. Family pictures document these changes and allow you to see how far you’ve come. Looking back on old family photos can be a great way to reflect on the past and appreciate how much you’ve grown as a family. The above image is a great example to show how a family change over the years. This is the same family, for three years in a row. It’s clear to see how much their little baby has changed during these three years.

Family Pictures strengthen bonds

Taking family pictures is a great way to strengthen your bond as a family. The act of coming together and posing for a photo can create a sense of unity and togetherness. The resulting photos can serve as a reminder of the love and connection you share with each other. It’s also a way to continue strengthening that bond. Your children will constantly be reminded of your love for them as they go through family albums.

3 Month Milestone Family Pictures taken in San Diego Photography Studio

Newborns and young children

Babies grow and change so quickly, and capturing those early moments is important. Newborn photoshoots are a great way to document the early days of your child’s life. Adding family pictures to your newborn photoshoot is a great option. I know from first-hand experience how it can feel like a struggle. You feel sleep deprived and hungry. Your body isn’t quite healed yet. The last thing you want to do is get picture-ready. However, those family pictures with your newest family members, are images you’ll always treasure having.

Special occasions

Special occasions such as birthdays, holidays, and family reunions are perfect opportunities for family pictures. These occasions bring family members together, and capturing those moments in a photograph is a great way to remember them. With family living so spread out nowadays, across state lines or even different countries, it’s even more important to document those family reunions. It gives each family member something tangible to hang in their home to always be reminded of the family love. 


Milestones such as graduations, engagements, and weddings are also great times to schedule a family photoshoot. These events mark important moments in a person’s life, and having a family photo to commemorate the occasion is a great way to remember it.

Documenting the milestones of your baby is also a great opportunity to take some family pictures. The most popular baby milestones are newborn pictures, 3-month photos, 6-month sitter portraits, and a one-year cake smash celebration.

The importance of family pictures

Family pictures are an important way to capture memories, document growth, and strengthen bonds. As a San Diego family photographer, I highly recommend scheduling a family photoshoot at any time. Whether it’s a special occasion or just a regular day, the resulting photos will be treasured for years to come. And if you’re not up for a full family shoot, take advantage of your photographer’s mini-session offers. Sign up for newsletters to get first dibs or email them during the year to be added to the list.

Ready for your Session?

If you’re ready for your own family pictures in San Diego, don’t hesitate to reach out to me today to schedule a call. You can also browse my Family Gallery, read up on the Blog, or follow me on Facebook or Instagram to see what else I’m up to.