Why Create Yearly Family Portraits?

The holidays are approaching and this is the time of year that we all ask ourselves if we can skip out on family portraits. Maybe just this one year, right? We’ll do it next year…

It’s definitely easy to stress out about adding holiday cards, none the less, a professional family portrait to the fall to-do list, but we believe it is absolutely necessary. Here’s why!


Children change.

A lot can happen in a year! Childhood milestones move quickly and they grow exponentially. The only way to freeze time is by capturing them while they’re young.

Families grow.

Expecting another or just had a baby? Capturing your family through all stages and sizes is especially important! Babies first year in your family is a wild celebration! Or maybe your adult children are getting married or moving out. Taking advantage of this time together while they still live at home is necessary!


Life is short.

As much as we hate to talk about it, we truly never know when our last holiday together as a family will be. Investing in portraits every year guarantees memories to be captured before the unexpected occurs. We can never gain these special times back.

Family History.

Think about your children’s children! And your children’s children’s children. It’s easy to overlook this one, but you have an opportunity to capture incredible family history for future generations to come. Create memories with portraits that tell a story and leave a legacy.


Mom deserves to be in the picture, too!

Let’s be honest. How many times does Mom actually make it into the photo? It’s time to set the camera down and give the job to someone else! Capturing our kids is special and incredibly important, but someday, they’re going to want to look back at YOU. We don’t have our moms forever and we want to capture the whole family!

Portraits make the best gifts.

Family photos are invaluable and more unique than any Black Friday special you’ll ever find. Give your wife the gift of her family’s portraits under the tree this year. Or buy that extra album for grandma who lives across the world!

Photos are forever.

Our job is not to be your photographer. We believe in capturing life’s most treasured moments to create time capsules of your family. We call ourselves family historians and personal artists and it’s not a title we take lightly. No matter your stage or season of life, the time to capture your family is now.


Okay, I know what you’re thinking now. Oh my gosh, the holidays are almost here!

Don’t stress.

We still have availability in November to capture your family this year! We have two options that work for families different needs.

Looking for a full portrait session? Let’s schedule a consultation to discuss and design your session to best serve your family. (This session is suggested for families looking for a series of images – typically over 3 portraits.)

Just need something simple? Contact us for a holiday card session with no consultation necessary. (This session type is suggested for families in need of only one or two images.)





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Sammamish, WA

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