One of the best things about photos is that they capture memories that you can look back on years later.
One of the most fun things about those photo memories, however, is having the chance to recreate them.
It’s a great way for you to see how you’ve changed over the years and to bond with your family all over again. It can also have some really hysterical or really sweet results.
Here are 24 times that people absolutely got it perfect when it came to their family photo recreations.
You be the judge!
#1 We Don’t Change, Only Age
Take a look at these two pictures side by side and you’ll get all the feels. In the first picture, the girl was small, standing in her red dress next to her grandpa. In the second picture, she’s still in a red dress, standing next to her grandpa, but she’s a lot bigger. It shows just how fast time flies.
#2 Ten Years Difference
Here is a father with his daughter and their pets over a period of ten years. You can see just how big the once small girl grew. At the same time, you can see how their pets grew from a kitten and a puppy into full grown animals. This certainly is a beautiful tradition to look back on.
#3 Following in His Father’s Footsteps
This little boy always looked up to his dad and said that he would follow in his footsteps and become a police officer. In the first picture, he was sitting on his dad’s lap, a small little guy. In the second picture, 20 years later, he is sitting in the car again, also a police officer now, and quite a bit bigger.
#4 A Dog’s Last Photo
These pictures are real tear-jerkers. In the first picture, the sisters are holding their new puppy. 16 years later, they took their last photo with their dog before they had to put him down. Sure, it was a sad situation, but they’ll always have these beautiful pictures to remember their faithful friend.
#5 New Baby Recreation
The man in the first picture was such a proud father with his new baby. Sadly, he passed away when his little man was only three months old. Here is the baby, all grown up with a baby of his own, recreating the picture for his mom’s Mother’s Day gift. This surely brought a tear to her eye.
#6 Thirty-five Years Later…
Here we have five brothers as little boys, posing for a picture. Thirty-five years later, they are posing for the same picture again. It is easy to see that not much has changed over the years, except they may have gotten a little taller.
#7 From Pre-K to Harvard
Kids grow up so fast that it almost feels like you blink and they’re all grown. Here is a boy with his grandma on his first day of kindergarten. Nineteen years later, he’s standing with her again, on his way to college. She hasn’t changed a bit, but he’s definitely gotten a little taller. It looks like he got into his dream school.
#8 Never Abandon Your Car
These little boys loved their car and took it on many great adventures. Here they are some years later, but they don’t fit in the car anymore. It also looks like its adventuring days are over, but the memories will never change.
#9 Boy and Uncle, 24 Years Apart
This young man is sitting and having tea with his uncle in the first picture. In the second picture, he is also having tea, but he is 24 years older and seems to be paying a bit more attention. They always say you get older and wiser.
#10 A Copy Isn’t the Same
This little boy and his mom put their faces in a copy machine and printed the picture off. Years later, they repeated the process, but their copy wasn’t the same. They’ve both grown older, but their smiles haven’t changed, proving the bond between mom and son is forever.
#11 Happy Easter!
It’s always great to see families keep their traditions year after year. This family loves to dye eggs together. Evidently, nothing has changed as the years continued. The dad is still getting bit and the sister is throwing a fit. Poor dad.
#12 Mom Hasn’t Changed Since 1988
It’s amazing how our children grow and change over the years. This little girl grew up into a beautiful young woman. Her mother, however, doesn’t seem to have aged a bit and looks as beautiful as ever.
#13 Dads and Babies at 2 Weeks Age
In the first picture, we have a proud dad with his two-week-old baby. In the second picture that baby has grown into a man with his own infant. We think this is a perfect recreation of a beautiful picture.
#14 Retirement Recreation
This dad was proud of his little army baby back in the day and is even more proud now. They recreated this picture 29 years after the first was taken. Now, dad is retiring, and his once little boy is taking over as the military man of the family.
#15 Back to the Beach
These siblings went back to the beach to recreate their family vacation photo. They got it perfect. They’re definitely all grown up now. The only difference is the people in the background, but we guess it would have been a little too much to ask them to leave the water.
#16 Christmas Memories
Cousins always are the best of friends with the greatest memories. These lovely ladies decided to recreate their childhood Christmas picture and even used the same accessories. They haven’t changed a bit and the girl in pink still isn’t amused.
#17 Twenty-one Years Grown
Dads are pretty amazing guys. This dad delivered his baby boy at home all by himself. Twenty-one years later, his son decided to give him an amazing birthday present and recreate their very first picture together. What a beautiful recreation!
#18 Thirty Years Bring Beards
The bond between brothers is one that will last a lifetime. These brothers took the same picture 20 years after the first one was taken. We don’t think they have changed much, aside from the beards.
#19 Sibling Rivalry is Forever
This brother and sister have literally not changed a bit in 20 years, except that one of them has ditched the stuffed bra. They have the same poses and facial expressions. We’d say this is one accurate recreation of a childhood memory.
#20 Daddy and His Baby Boy
Everyone loves to take pictures with their new babies. This proud dad was catching a few winks with his. Give it about 25 years and nothing has changed. Baby boy still likes to nap in his daddy’s arms. This one might not be as close as a recreation as the others, but it makes up for it by being funny.
#21 Always a Pasta Lover
Once a pasta lover, always a pasta lover. This girl still loves spaghetti just as much as she did when she was little. We don’t think walking around with sauce all over your face is socially acceptable at this age, but as long as it was only for the photo…
#22 A Couple is Forever
This couple is absolutely adorable. In the first picture, they were just starting out in life with a beautiful new car. In the second picture, they are retired senior citizens, still with the same car. It’s amazing how people change, and how the things they put care into can remain.
#23 Still a Diva
Once a diva, always a diva. Sure, this girl may have grown up, but her personality has definitely stayed the same. Here she is, 20 years later in the same pose and same outfit with just a bit more sass. She nailed it.
#24 Sixteen Years Later…
Nobody can wait to turn 21, because then, you’re legal to drink. This girl was able to hang with the adults and look pretty cool when she was 6. Now she is 21, and she’s still just as cool with her Jack Daniels, which she may even get to drink this time.