We try to take professional family photos at least once a year. Jules Bianchi has been taking our photos since I was pregnant the first time and she always manages to capture us perfectly.
We're really casual about it. We don't wear matching clothes, we don't even wear dressy clothes. I don't want to look too trendy in these photos, I tend to dress kind of plain for them. One session a few years ago we wore our pajamas and made pancakes and just did our normal thing and Jules just shoots around us. I love her style.
This time we had a nice morning at the house and Jules was gracious enough to work around a toddler nap and changing moods. I bribed her with delicious coffee cake.
If it's in your budget, I highly recommend that you try to take high quality family photos every so often. Even as much as I snap photos of my kids, there is nothing that can replace these works of art, especially the ones of all four of us.
Totally worth it. Every time.
all photos by the enormously talented Jules Bianchi