Question for all you folks

Big question here everyone and don't be shy, please respond as I'd love to know your answer.

How often do you get your family's pictures taken? This could be for everyone really. Do you do your whole family, or just your kids?

Another question, how often do you swap out your wall prints?

I'm asking to see if I'm a bit crazy here. I am very anal about sticking to the schedule. You know, the picture schedule! Oh, you have no idea what the crazy lady is saying, right? Ok, here it is:

Newborn, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months and 1 year, then every year after that. I need to document those milestones and of course every other milestone in between. I just replaced all my pictures on the wall when Bennett turned 1, in March. Apparently those got old so I NEEDED to order 12 new prints yesterday of the kids. I ordered 3 new 11x14's and 9 5x5 prints for a fun wall collage I plan on doing.

Am I unique in this analness? Are you like me and like to watch your family change through the pictures on your wall? I love looking back at the pictures behind the current ones in the frames each time I switch them out.

Here are just a few of my "new" favorites.

Annika modeling the tutu I made for her. I just love her innocence here and the intensity of the colors.
And my little dude, Bennett. To me, he's got the best smile and it just melts my heart. This is my boy and I can't wait to see it on my wall.

And last but not least, my little Bianca. She has such spunk and fire and rarely ever gives me a decent shot. I just love how this one turned out, such a beautiful little girl with big blue eyes.
Tell me, what do you have on your walls?


  1. Oh my, you sound exactly like me! Crazy ladies we are, but I do not think we are alone. I start with belly photos, then newborn, 3, 6, 9, 12 and 18 month photos...then yearly after that. (Plus family photos taken yearly for holiday cards.) Well of course now that I have two I like to have photo sessions in between with the two of them. That's is why I am so excited to have won the photography session with you...we are due for a "brotherly love" photo session. The timing was perfect, we are finishing our basement, so I am designing a photo wall and would love to fill it with a collage of my boys. I am SO looking forward to our photo session. I too love looking back at the pictures behind the current ones...I love seeing how they've changed. And I typically change out our main photos yearly...but maybe a couple times a year of the smaller snapshots and/or collages. I just love photos!! Now I just need to do something with the millions of photos I take. I am falling behind...well that is a whole other blog discussion. Just so you know you are not alone, I too am a crazy, anal, stick to a photo schedule type of gal.

  2. for reyna i have done belly,newborn,6,12,18 and then yearly. i haven't taken down her newborn shots and i don't intend to until the new baby is here and we do family pic's with all of us. i am too sentimental and still love to look at them. :)

    we did family pics at newborn and 18 months. i would like to do them yearly, but i was so sick this past birthday (2) that i didn't want to do family pic's. i looked awful!

  3. I have a 5 1/2 month old and I have not had her pictures professionally one yet. :( I wanted to get them done at 1 month but it was a crazy time... the holidays and then having a newborn, I just couldn't keep up. I plan to get them done at 6 months for sure and then at 1 year and then every year after that until school pictures take over. We still do not have a family picture and I am starting to get disappointed about that. I'd REALLY like to get the whole family in for a photo when I get her 6 month one done. I sure hope I can get everyone to go. If not, for sure we are doing one for Christmas. There will be no ifs, ands, or buts about it! lol