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This Family Took the Same Picture for 22 Years…

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From 1991 until 2013, Zed Nelson photographed the same family on the same day, every year. He used the same backdrop and lighting each time, not wanting to take away from the focus of his project – watching this family change over time.

Its pretty amazing to see a child grow this way, and how the father remains almost the same through the years – a steady presence.

1991

A little baby and a couple of tired parents

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1992

Mom and Dad are looking a bit more with it this year.

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1993

Kids really do change so fast.

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1994

Shirtless toddler!

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1995

Aww, someone’s a little grouchy!

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1996

Happiness in a photo. *heart eyes*

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1997

Those sandals totally date this photo.

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1998

Bare feet don’t care.

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1999

The kid’s becoming such a chubster!

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2000

I love the smiling ones.

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2001

And laughing is even better!

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2002

Mom and Dad are both stylin’ in this one!

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2003

They all look a little like they had other plans for the day…

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2004

Major growth spurt – look at those feet!

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2005

The boy is going through his “it’s not cool to smile for pictures” phase. Wonder how long that will last?

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2006

The lighter tops are a nice change.

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2007

Eep! Major hairstyle change for the kid…and when did Dad start to look like an older man?

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2008

Facial hair!

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2009

He’s starting to look like a young man, and Mom’s style has totally evolved.

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2010

That haircut makes the son look so much older!

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2011

Is Mom wearing a bow? And, WOW I LOVE THE GLASSES.

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2012

They’ve all changed so much, but Mom the least, I think.

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2013

Seriously, just for fun – take a good look at this one and then pop back to the first photo. It’s pretty wild to see them change yearly this way.

Photo Credit: Zed Nelson