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July 1, 2019

How Often Should You Get Family Portraits?

Having professional portraits taken is a luxury. The memories that are created during the session, the moments in time that are captured and preserved are priceless. Anyone who has ever lost a loved one knows that the first thing you run to find is photos of them and with them. Parents with growing children love to reminisce about the days when their baby was younger and smaller and all those moments that seemed to have passed far too quickly. So how often should you get family photos taken?
When you have a new baby in the family you know that they change practically every minute! We have a few different options for the parents who want to capture those changes on more than just cell phones. Our most inclusive package includes a maternity session, newborn session, 3 month, 6 or 9 month, and 1 year cake smash session. Along with all that you also receive a photo album with your favorite images from over the year and print credit to get those special moments printed at professional quality. It’s also important to note that with all of our full session packages you receive all digital edits at high quality both downloadable from your online gallery and on a flash drive. Just take a look at how much some of these cuties changed within just 1 year!

Two photos of a beautiful little girl, one as a newborn and one at 1 year old

Progression of 4 photos of a sweet boy from newborn to 1 year old.

For families with young ones I do recommend trying to get professional photos taken once a year. We offer specials for mini sessions once or twice a year which is a great way to get a few great photos without breaking the bank, but they are limited availability and select dates and locations. Our full photography session is a whole experience filled with fun and laughter and games, so if your children take a little while to warm up to new people I highly recommend scheduling a full session. It’s amazing how much kids change from year to year, just take a look for yourself!

Progression of a beautiful little girl from newborn to 3 years old.

And as your family grows, looking back at the photos over the years is such a heartwarming feeling.

Collage of 5 photos of a family over a span of 4 years

As the kids get into grade school and middle school schedules can get so busy it can be difficult to get photos every year. I do encourage you to try at least every other year – you’ll be amazed at the changes you see and at how priceless those photos will be to your family as they get passed on for generations to come!

Series of 3 photos of a family over a time span of 3 years.

So what are you waiting for? Did you get your family photos taken this year yet? Schedule a time with Open Box Photography today and don’t miss another moment!

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