Annual updates to your family photos

Many families end up having yearly family photos. It’s a wonderful way to pause time briefly and make a record of each stage of your children’s childhood.

Of course, it also becomes important as more children are born – sibling parity is of high import!

Parents love seeing how certain expressions stay with each child as they grow up, and seeing hints of their characters and personalities as they emerge.

Capturing these phases in photographs is magical, both for the parents and for their children to look at in years to come.

Growing up, but still loving the same teddy:

From newborn to toddler:

Yearly family photo sessions in Autumn:

“As always, we are thrilled with the results of Louise’s photographs. She always delivers. Even in the most trying of circumstances, Louise remains calm and unruffled. I wouldn’t use anyone else for family photographs. A fabulous family photographer – highly recommended.”  Helen

Best Family Photographer
South London, Southern Enterprise Awards

Winner: AFNS Award
Newborn And Family Photographer

Shoot The Face
Portraits Contest – Finalist

Best Natural Light Family Photographer
London Enterprise Awards

Customer Service Award
The WOW Awards

First Place in the United Kingdom
Portrait Photo Awards

100 days old, and walking:

Major milestones in baby’s first year, then yearly photos:

yearly family photos

“Louise was incredibly clever at just taking shots as we went along – she captured some incredibly natural and fun moments, with great composition. We were bowled over by what Louise had captured. If you’re looking for family shots which are a cut above the rest in terms of quality and style, Louise is the photographer for you!” Jessica

Yearly family photos, in different seasons:

What to expect

Key milestones in a baby’s first year:

First year photos - North Greenwich

“We originally booked one baby shoot, but we loved the photos so much we booked another! I really recommend Louise. She takes beautiful, natural photos in your home, and outside.” L. Carter

Yearly family photos, in different seasons:

annual family photos in London

Yearly family photo shoots, in different seasons:

“Louise’s work is of the highest quality. I had had numerous other photographers before, but I will always go back to her.” Klaudia

Update photo sessions – key milestones and new baby:

Annual family photo shoots, in Summer:

Update photos when a new baby joins the fold:

Photos each year, including a new baby:

Yearly family photos – in Spring and Summer:

I hope that gave you some food for thought! Having photographs taken regularly makes for such a wonderful record of childhood. If you’re thinking about when to have your family photo session, I’d be glad to discuss this with you.

Which age is best in a baby’s first year?

If you’re wondering which age might be best to get started with family photos, I can help. Certain ages work particularly well for photographs – see my recommendations here. We can discuss which ages will work best for your family, and what you’d like from your photographs.

Self esteem

Just a little aside here, but something I think is actually quite important.

For children, seeing photographs of themselves around the house at different ages is great for their self esteem. Professor Geoff Beattie, Dean of Psychological Sciences at the University of Manchester, said: “For children in particular, looking at photographs is part of the socialising process, learning who you are and where you fit into the family. By displaying photographs of our children at different stages of their lives, we are making a very public statement that we are proud of them.See the full article here.

Having yearly family photos is a great way of achieving this, and it’s something I make sure to do with my own family.