35 Then and Now Pictures That Prove Family Is Love

Looking at old photographs can be a comforting and emotional experience. It can also bring a rush of emotions as we look at people and experiences that have shaped our lives. In the same way, it can also bring some sadness as we view people that have left our lives.

But one thing that all family photos have in common is love. The reason we take photos together as a family is to share our love and capture that love forever in a photo. Here are 35 then and now pictures that prove family and friends is love.

1) “Every five years from 1982-2017, five men take the same photo at their cabin at Copco Lake in California.”

35 Then and now pictures - "Every five years from 1982-2017, five men take the same photo at their cabin at Copco Lake in California."

Here are all the photos these 5 buds have posted every five years.

2) “It’s all I wanted for my 60th birthday.”

35 Then and now pictures - "It’s all I wanted for my 60th birthday."

3) “My son and I planted our faces on a copier, then and now pictures.”

35 Then and now pictures - "My son and I planted our faces on a copier, then and now pictures."

4) “On the left was the mother in 1980. Now in 2014, her daughter.”

35 Then and now pictures - "On the left was the mother in 1980. Now in 2014, her daughter."

If you enjoy these then and now pictures, don’t miss these identical parent and child photos.

5) “15 years later…”

35 Then and now pictures - "15 years later…"

6) “Then and now pictures of me as a baby wearing a ridiculous wig vs. me at 21 with the hair I ended up growing.”

35 Then and now pictures - "Then and now pictures of me as a baby wearing a ridiculous wig vs. me at 21 with the hair I ended up growing."

7) “Then and now pictures of my sister and I, 1992 and 2014.”

35 Then and now pictures - "Then and now pictures of my sister and I, 1992 and 2014."

8) “Then and now pictures of my parents standing by their tree in 1975 and now in 2016.”

35 Then and now pictures - "Then and now pictures of my parents standing by their tree in 1975 and now in 2016."

9) “23 years.”

35 Then and now pictures - "23 years."

10) “40 years folks…40 years. It happens to all of us sooner or later.”

35 Then and now pictures - "40 years folks…40 years. It happens to all of us sooner or later."

11) “Then and now pictures of 3 brothers in a bathtub. 20 years apart.”

35 Then and now pictures - "Then and now pictures of 3 brothers in a bathtub. 20 years apart."

12) “I came to this courtroom with my class in Kindergarten. Today, 14 years later, I finished my internship with the Judge in the same courtroom.”

35 Then and now pictures - "I came to this courtroom with my class in Kindergarten. Today, 14 years later, I finished my internship with the Judge in the same courtroom."

13) “Powerful then and now pictures of a father & son (1949, 2009, & 2011).”

35 Then and now pictures - "Powerful then and now pictures of a father & son (1949, 2009, & 2011)."

Powerful photos of a father and his son.

14) “My father and I in 1980, and my son and I in 2018.”

35 Then and now pictures - "My father and I in 1980, and my son and I in 2018."

15) “Christmas 1984 to Christmas 2012. The only thing that has changed is my choice of bottled beverage.”

35 Then and now pictures - "Christmas 1984 to Christmas 2012. The only thing that has changed is my choice of bottled beverage."

If you love then and now pictures like this one, here’s 23 more…

16) “My Beagle turned 16 today. Had her since she was born.”

35 Then and now pictures - "My Beagle turned 16 today. Had her since she was born."

If you like before and after photos of pets, don’t miss these precious before and after photos of pets and their humans.

17) “As a wedding anniversary gift for my folks, my siblings and I did this. 25 years difference…”

35 Then and now pictures - "As a wedding anniversary gift for my folks, my siblings and I did this. 25 years difference…"

18) “Then and now pictures of my pup and me, four years apart.”

35 Then and now pictures - "Then and now pictures of my pup and me, four years apart."

19) “1967-2018 Same bike, same couple, same spot.”

35 Then and now pictures - "1967-2018 Same bike, same couple, same spot."

20) “Then and now pictures of a loving mom with her three sons!”

35 Then and now pictures - "Then and now pictures of a loving mom with her three sons!"

21) “My wife and my daughter.”

35 Then and now pictures - "My wife and my daughter."

22) “Sleeping Beauty.”

35 Then and now pictures - "Sleeping Beauty."

23) “My favorite photo from Brugaltheelder’s album.”

35 Then and now pictures - "My favorite photo from Brugaltheelder’s album."

24) “The Berlin Wall then and now pictures.”

35 Then and now pictures - "The Berlin Wall then and now pictures."

25) “My family, 20 years apart!”

35 Then and now pictures - "My family, 20 years apart!"

26) “Exactly 20 years later, we went back to the same photographer to surprise our parents with a gift.”

35 Then and now pictures - "Exactly 20 years later, we went back to the same photographer to surprise our parents with a gift."

27) “Then and now pictures of my brother at age 4 and age 24.”

35 Then and now pictures - "Then and now pictures of my brother at age 4 and age 24."

28) “Dad and son recreated a tender moment 34 years later.”

35 Then and now pictures - "Dad and son recreated a tender moment 34 years later."

29) “My Gramma Angie, 1955, and me, 2018.”

35 Then and now pictures - "My Gramma Angie, 1955, and me, 2018."

30) “Still skating 38 years later.”

35 Then and now pictures - "Still skating 38 years later."

31) “More than 20 years later…”

35 Then and now pictures - "More than 20 years later…"

32) “Nearly 30 years elapsed; just before my retirement, we re-created my favorite photo of my oldest son & I…”

35 Then and now pictures - "Nearly 30 years elapsed; just before my retirement, we re-created my favorite photo of my oldest son & I…"

33) “Sisters, 15 years apart!”

35 Then and now pictures - "Sisters, 15 years apart!"

34) “Then and now pictures.”

35 Then and now pictures - "Then and now pictures.”

35) “Best Buddies at 10, 17 and 29 years old.”

35 Then and now pictures - "Best Buddies at 10, 17 and 29 years old."

This is one of my personal favorites and you can find more about this devoted group of friends here.”

H/t: Reddit

Did you also notice nearly every picture is full of smiles because that’s what being in the company of friends and family does…it makes us happy. Please share these then and now photos with your friends and family.

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