The “current” photo has become the “instantaneous” photo. So whenever grandma asks for a “current” photo of my family, even as a photographer, I cringe. Do I send her the picture from breakfast yesterday or from this morning? Or do I send that beautiful photo of us in the park from a few months back?
A “current” picture of your family today will be obsolete by tomorrow. This is why there is no perfect time for a photoshoot. There is no perfect occasion or perfect day. Instead of the annual photoshoot, consider representing the changes or achievements that have taken place in your family’s life.
Hire a professional photographer to document milestones and events throughout the year as well as shared moments of happiness, love, surprise, delight, wonder and awe. You will have a beautiful, permanent keepsake of the changes that happened in your family, not just for the card, but to share and enjoy for years to come.