Family pictures?

Albany, New York
November 9, 2015 1:48pm CST
How often do you think is reasonable to get professional family pictures done? They get quite expensive and year after year it adds up! Now with phones I think we do a pretty good job but it's not quite the same as family pictures. I have a baby girl and this will be her first Christmas so we are doing professional photos in a couple weeks for our Christmas card. Those are memories I think need to be preserved but for those of you with older kids - what are your thoughts on professional pictures?
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@sueznewz2 (8765)
• Alicante, Spain
10 Nov 15
I think it's a nice idea especially your first Christmas with your baby daughter....but like you say and @MALUSE says, a friend with a camera or half decent camera on a phone could take them for you.... then you would just have to pay for printing.... but there are many sites on the web... where you can upload your photo onto a christmas card template and they print them off for you.... I feel sorry for professional photographers these days.... but they are expensive, and having to compete with home computers and printers and online photo sites... but it depends on if and for how long you want to carry on a family photo tradition.
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@MALUSE (28777)
• Denmark
9 Nov 15
For Chrisrtmas cards you can ask a friend or acquaintance who's good at taking photos.
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• United States
9 Nov 15
The decision concerning 'Family Pictures' is often based on the family and how close they are. I have some pictures from my childhood but the cost can be very prohibitive so in the modern world of digital pictures and video I personally think videos are an option to remember the special events in life from birth to those last days of life.
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@KristenH (18351)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
9 Nov 15
They should be done every once in awhile for family moments. My family had it done once, a decade ago or so, for my grandfather's 80th birthday. If you can't afford it done professionally, get someone you know and trust to take a photo for you.
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@Missmwngi (9700)
• Nairobi, Kenya
10 Nov 15
I think it is good to have them for memories