The last time I used a professional photographer was for my maternity photos...3 years ago! I wish I could use the same lovely woman to do our pics again this time, but she's gotten so much more experience and developed so much more talent that we can't afford her anymore!
We have family pictures planned for September with a new photographer and I'm very much looking forward to having a professional get some shots of us as a family at this point in our lives.
Do you have pictures taken of your family regularly? When was the last time you had pictures done?
GOLD / wonderful pea / 17697 posts
Man, close to 2 years I think! I'd like to get some family/maternity ones done soon, and then some family ones again after baby girl comes!
honeydew / 7230 posts
My LOs are having pics done this evening. They were supposed to be 12 month photos, but we've had to reschedule three times because of rain. Before that was a family session in October for our holiday cards.
persimmon / 1188 posts
It was a little over a year ago and I actually just sent an email requesting another date for the fall. I'd really like to invest in family photos every year. I didn't do maternity or newborn photos because I was so preoccupied at those times.
pineapple / 12053 posts
i did a photo trade with a friend about a year ago. going to try to set something up with another friend after baby girl comes!
GOLD / wonderful pomegranate / 28905 posts
Never. Our last pro photos was our wedding, 5 years ago. I can't afford the ones I like!
wonderful kiwi / 23653 posts
maternity photos for me too. we had a newborn shoot, but it was DIY so DH wasn't in it and I only had 1 pic with her and the rest are all her. I'm hoping we can do a 1st bday shoot this winter!
wonderful cherry / 21504 posts
We only ever did it before her first Christmas, so over a year and a half ago. I'm planning to do a newborn/ family shoot after this baby is born, but that will make it right around Christmas so I'm hoping the timing can work out.
@regberadaisy: same- the ones I love are so expensive and the ones that are cheaper are just ok. The one time we did it they just came out ok.
blogger / wonderful cherry / 21628 posts
It was at our wedding 5 years ago! We're having family and newborn photos taken in October.
grapefruit / 4079 posts
Our wedding was 5 years ago. We've never done family. I've gotten photos of LO taken every 6 months since he was born almost 2 years ago but I use a JcPenney group on.
GOLD / watermelon / 14076 posts
November. We're having more done this Sunday. We do them once a year (sometimes twice if I can find a good deal on holiday mini sessions).
nectarine / 2878 posts
We are having pictures done tonight! I try to do them twice a year. The last time we had them done was about 8 months ago and both boys have grown so much since then!
papaya / 10560 posts
I have family pictures done in September yearly. Birthday pics for daughter around March.
cantaloupe / 6669 posts
We had a friend who does photography on the side take pictures of us a few months ago. We did my whole immediate family so it was LO and her grandparents and uncles as well.
I would like to do a shoot when she turns 2. The last time she had pictures done, just her, she was 8 months old. We had a photographer at her first birthday party but it was not a "shoot."
pear / 1579 posts
We're having some done on Sunday! I can't wait.
pomegranate / 3768 posts
Newborn & family photos last week!
grapefruit / 4355 posts
We haven't had any official family photos since DD was born. For DH and I, our last professional photos were our wedding photos, 5 years ago.
My parents, siblings, and our spouses took professional photos while I was pregnant with DD. Before that, it had been 10 years since my parents, siblings, and I had taken professional family photos (that weren't at a wedding).
grapefruit / 4712 posts
We just got family pictures done. We get them done in July and November.
hostess / wonderful honeydew / 32460 posts
GOLD / wonderful olive / 19030 posts
We get them once a year for Christmas cards, which also happens to fall right around LO1s birthday and LO2 1/2 6 month this year. I'll do individual shots when LO2 turns 1. but then just stick with annual photos.
I lied this year we had newborn pictures taken and got a few family shots done (in March.) but I'm like a week after having a baby...I'm not pretty looking in them!
blogger / wonderful cherry / 21616 posts
I think it was fall of 2013! We had booked a photographer doing fall mini sessions for less than $100, and they were awesome.
I'd love to get some updated photos within the next year or so.
pomegranate / 3965 posts
We took family photos with my maternity photos last year (although not really using them as 'family' photos). The last framed ones I have were from 2 years ago, but we're taking some new photos in September with our new LO.
I hope to take photos every year, and our photographer is only $80/session with dvd so can't go wrong with that!
pomegranate / 3706 posts
A year and a half ago when DD2 was born!
clementine / 778 posts
We did homecoming photos in May when my DH came home from his deployment. We will probably get ones done before the holidays.
pomelo / 5000 posts
Our good friends snapped some shots when DD was born, so 6 months.