Whenever you look back on old family photos, it brings a rush of memories. That warm feeling of nostalgia washes over you and transports you back in time to when those pictures were taken. As we grow older, it’s easier to see how much has changed in the way we look or how much we resemble loved ones. To see just how much things have changed over time, people are recreating their family photos wearing nearly identical outfits or showing the uncanny similarities between them and relatives at the same age. Do you have any old photos of yourself saved somewhere? Then you might want to consider doing a shoot similar to the ones you’re about to see here.
The Perfect Gift For Their Mom’s 60th Birthday
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For her 60th birthday, their mom wanted to recreate some of their old photos. Luckily, she kept some of the old clothes she wore when her kids were young. Although they no longer fit in their baby clothes, they found almost identical outfits.
You know your children love you when they are willing to put on short overalls and pose like babies. Somehow their mom barely aged throughout the years as they grew into adults. Who do you think nailed their pose the best?
Getting The Brothers Together 90 Years Later
The first photo was taken in 1929 at a farm near their home. 90 years later, the three surviving brothers got together on the same bench to recreate their iconic photo. They might not have had the same clothes, but they had the same playful spirit.
This family must have excellent genes because they have lived so long and still look pretty good 90 years later. Although they lived far away from each other, it was essential to get together for a reunion. Now their family has these precious memories to enjoy.
How It Started Vs How It’s Going
This sibling duo recreated their first photo together after he was adopted. The only difference between the two photos is that they have considerably more teeth and hair. These siblings must have loved their haircuts because they kept them for all these years.
These two wholesome siblings didn’t fully commit to their outfits, but they made sure to find a crib top sit in for the photo. Their parents are probably grateful that they no longer scream and cry, and they can take care of themselves.
Same Place, Same Croc, 15 Years Apart
Robert Irwin is the son of the famous “Crocodile Hunter,” Steve Irwin. Although his father tragically passed away, he decided to follow in his footsteps and continue his father’s mission of animal conservation. He shared this side by side photo of him and his father last year.
Both of them fed Murray the crocodile 15 years apart. The alligator may have aged, but Robert looks like the spitting image of his father. His dad would be so proud of the work his children are doing to continue his legacy.
A Tender Moment Turned Hilarious 34 Years Later
When he was a baby, he would lie on his father’s chest and sleep. Now that he is all grown up, few things have changed besides his size and facial hair. He is still just as, if not more, bald than when he was a baby.
He might be a bit heavier than the original photo because his dad looks like he is in a bit of pain. Over the years, they grew matching beards and got identical sleeve tattoos. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, and they took that to the next level.
Couple After They Met At Woodstock And Celebrating 50 Years Together
This couple met in 1969 at Woodstock and, after 48 hours, they knew they would spend the rest of their lives together. 50 years later, their love is stronger than ever, and they recreated their iconic photo. It actually took them 50 years to find the photo from the day they met.
They told their friends and family the fairytale story of how they met when her car broke down on the way to the festival. She and her friends hitchhiked, and the man that would be her husband picked them up on his way to Woodstock.
A Carbon Copy Of His Father
This guy recreated a photo of his dad 38 years after it was taken, and he took his recreation to the next level. He got everything right except his shirt is Ohio while his dad’s tee was Michigan. They have the same smile, and he made sure the setup was exact.
It’s sometimes hard to believe that children have both their parent’s DNA because some children look like a carbon copy of one parent. His father’s genes must be much stronger than his mothers, if that is even possible.
Same Bike, Same Couple, 52 Years Apart
Two years after they met in 1965, when he was 19 and she was 18, the couple was riding through the park on their bike, and they asked a passerby to take the top photo of them. Fifty-two years later, they still have the same bike, and their love is just as strong.
They had a photographer come and take the same picture in the same park for their wedding anniversary. They tried to find similar outfits, and we think they nailed it. It is cool to see how they have changed over time together.
Their Style Has Toned Down Since They Met 40 Years Ago
Although they have updated their style with the times, their relationship has remained the same since the ’80s. They used to be punk rock, and over time they lost the crazy hair, but inside they still love the lifestyle.
No matter how old they get, they will remember how their relationship started and how they knew it was meant to be. Deep down, they are still a little punk rock, regardless of their style or hair changes over the decades.
Following In Her Father’s Footsteps
As a child, she watched her father fly planes and transport people all over the world. She loved seeing him work, and now that she is older, she followed in his footsteps and became a pilot as well. She even carries the same stuffed lion as she did when she was a little girl.
Today she co-pilots planes with her dad, and they have a terrific relationship. Whenever they fly, she brings her lion along for good luck, and it has always been smooth sailing. It also looks like the dad has barely changed over the years.
First Day In Foster Care Vs. Two Years Post-Adoption
The first photo was taken the day their daughter moved in for foster care. At first, it was an adjustment for everyone, but they quickly realized she would be apart of their family forever, and they adopted her. Two years later, she is almost too big to be held by her mom.
On the anniversary of her adoption, they try to take the same picture, but it is more difficult as she gets older. One day she will be big enough to hold her mom. You can see how happy she has become over the years with her new family.
Grandpa And Grandson Both In Medical School 70 Years Apart
On the top, his grandfather is pictured in medical school 70 years before he attended med school as well. They look identical and equally sleep-deprived, but technology has increased significantly between the two photos.
The grandson said he was actually freaked out when he found the picture of his grandpa because of how similar they look. He kept zooming in on the jawline because their faces are structured identically.
Celebrating 60 Years Of Marriage Like The Night They Got Married
After 60 years, how many people can still fit in their wedding dress and make it look just as good as the day she got married? He doesn’t look so bad himself after 60 years. Their love is definitely something to celebrate because it has stood the test of time.
Although the color may have faded, and their hair turned white, they look more in love than the day they got married. Their children and grandchildren put together their special celebration for their milestone anniversary.
Coming Home From Service And Coming Home From Chemo 60 Years Apart
No matter what life has thrown at them, this couple has faced all of their challenges together. From wars and deployment to fighting cancer, they have walked hand in hand to support each other through everything because that is love.
As his wife got sick, he remembered what it was like the day she greeted him after the war. Their love withstood every up and down in life until she passed away. However, these photos show us the most critical times in their relationship.
40 Years Later And They Still Got It
After 40 years, her husband still goes to the same barber, but at least he is one of the few men who has a full head of hair at his age. Maybe they kept their hairstyles for the entirety of their marriage just for the purpose of this recreation.
The classic ’70s style was timeless, and his hair has more volume than most people could dream. The original photo looks like a scene from That ’70s Show with their friend making the bonfire in the background ready for a night of fun.
He Looks Just Like His Father At The Same Age
Although his father has passed away, he has the photo on the left to remember him. At the same age, he might not have a baby, but he does look very similar with his beard and soft smile. He has his dad’s kind eyes as well.
Even if his dad is no longer with him, he can look in the mirror and remind himself that his dad would be proud of the person he became. It is incredible how much of his father’s genes he got because they look practically identical.
From Communions To Weddings, Siblings Will Always Be There To Ruin A Nice Picture
His sister was getting married, so he found the perfect opportunity to recreate this gem of a photo from her first communion. Instead of taking a normal picture, they had to make silly faces as children which only got more hilarious as adults.
They captured the true spirit of their relationship as siblings, and you can tell there has always been nothing but love between them. You can always count on your brother or sister to make you laugh in the most serious situations.
First Day Of Kindergarten And Now All Grown Up
For their mom’s 60th birthday, this boy, his brothers, and cousins recreated a photo from his first day of kindergarten. Somehow the smallest one became the tallest and lost his ginger locks. If they were all in grade school, why did they look like they were headed to work at the bank?
Why is the youngest not dressed like a businessman for his first day of school? We have many questions about this strange attire, but the recreation was spot on, right down to their silly faces. They clearly were not in the mood for a school picture in the original.
His Father Holding Him Vs. Him Holding His Son
The baby is wondering why he is being used as a prop because he just wants to go back to sleep. He looks just like his father with he this mustache and flat brim hat. Even the babies are wearing nearly identical outfits.
When people say, “Like father, like son,” they must have been talking about pictures like this. His dad must be very proud to be a grandfather and proud of his son for becoming a first-time dad.
In Sickness And In Health, Love Is Always There
After 51 years of marriage, they follow through with their vows, and she is helping her husband through a difficult time. It is a perfect display of love and how they will be there for each other, no matter what life throws their way.
On their wedding day, she fed him cake, and now she is feeding him dinner when he can’t feed himself. After so many years, being devoted to your partner is what love is all about, as they say in their wedding vows.
The Things We Do To Make Our Parents Smile
The first one was his mom’s favorite photo from when he was a child, so he found an identical sweatshirt with the correct age and recreated the photo. Even though it was a bit embarrassing, he wanted to make his mom happy.
While he has grown into a man, his mom has barely aged a day, which is pretty impressive. She needs to share her anti-aging secrets with the world. The boy is probably wondering why he is wearing pajamas at his birthday party.
1975 Vs. 2020 And They Still Love Making Music Together
In 1975, these two were making music and fell in love through the process. Forty-five years later, they are still making music, still in love, and he almost has the same amount of hair as he did back in the ’70s.
It is so important to have a common interest with your partner because that helps your relationship grow stronger. They have this connection to music that will always bring them love and joy when they play together.
Forever And Always A Daddy’s Girl
When her dad graduated high school, she was just a baby, and now she is all grown up, graduating herself. Being a teen father must have been challenging, but he stayed devoted and provided the best life he could for his baby girl.
As a young father, he will be there to see his daughter’s most important milestones and support her through all the challenges. She might have even had the same teachers as her father because it looks like they attended the same high school.
Grandfather And Grandson 73 Years Apart In Tokyo
In the first picture, his grandfather was stationed overseas and got to see Tokyo before all the highrises and modernization. Seventy-three years later, his grandson stood in the same spot, but the surrounding area looked much different.
The only thing that stayed the same was the traditional house, which looks small compared to the mega skyscrapers. Even the park has changed with the guard rail, and the trees grew tremendously. It is mind-blowing how much can change and develop in just a few decades.
Passing Down His Snoopy Sweater To Both Of His Children
When you save clothes from your childhood, they will be special items to give to your own children one day. This man had a snoopy sweater from 1981 and kept it for his son and daughter to wear once it fit them.
Hopefully, they keep it and continue the tradition for their own children. Every time someone in the family passes it down, they can add to the collection of photos with the sweater until they fill a whole photo album.
Holding Onto Her Daughter At Her High School Graduation, Then Watching Her Daughter Graduate 18 Years Later
Being a teen mom is challenging because you are barely an adult and have to take care of another human. Despite her young age, she graduated high school while holding her sleeping daughter. Eighteen years later, she is holding on even tighter because she doesn’t want her to go off to college.
Although it was challenging to be a new mom just as she started her life, she made it work and raised her daughter to be a strong woman. She must be so proud of her daughter for graduating and going off to college.
Mother And Son 54 Years Apart
With curlers in her hand and a baby on her side, she looked like the typical mom in the ’60s when the first photo was taken. Today her son is all grown up, and they are just as close. Although she didn’t have the bathing suit and curlers, it was still an adorable recreation.
Although he was just a baby in the first picture, he still has the same face as a grown man with his wide smile and chubby cheeks. He was a happy baby, and now he is a happy adult who still cherishes his mother.
Recreating Their Original Viral Photo
The picture on the left recently went viral because no one would ever think to carry their baby in a grocery bag. However, she needed her hands for grocery shopping, so she had to improvise. Today people would freak out if they saw a baby in a bag like this.
After seeing their photo all over the internet, the mother and daughter decided to recreate the picture with a modern twist. Her mom couldn’t carry her in a plastic bag anymore, but you get the idea. She even has enough teeth to really eat the apple now.
Recreating This Took Much More Strength Than Expected
In the fifteen years, his younger cousin grew up quite a lot, and carrying him became a much bigger challenge. They wanted to recreate this adorable photo but didn’t realize how much strength that would take.
In the end, they were able to make it happen, but you can see he is struggling and just wants the picture to be over. The one on top is having much more fun the second time around unless he just didn’t know how to smile as a child.
Father And Son Lookalike Heroes
These two soldiers might be 24 years apart, but they are probably fighting in the same war. Two generations of service members look almost identical in their uniforms with the same pose and style. His dad is very proud to have a fellow service member in the family.
His son didn’t know this photo existed, so his dad was shocked by the similarity when his son sent the picture. It made him well up with pride for his son and his country. It was such a special moment, so he had to share it on the internet.
Mother And Son On The First Day Of School And 50 Years Later Headed To Work
In the ’70s, his mom sent him off for his first day of school and marked the special occasion with a picture. Fifty years later, they still have the same house, so she found a similar outfit to throw on before he went off to work.
His mom once looked down on him lovingly, and now he is looking down on her. It’s nice to see that they also got air conditioning and updated their front door since they moved into this house.
From Bottles In 1994 To Beer Bottles In 2015
This girl and her sister decided to do a series of photo recreations, which was one of their best shots. They upgraded their milk bottles to beer because they are now legally allowed to drink, and that is the adult version of formula.
Incredibly, their parents haven’t changed the carpet since they were children, and it looks almost the same. Luckily they didn’t change it because the recreation wouldn’t have been the same without the small details.
The Man And His Grandpa Look Like Twins At The Same Age
Have your parents or family members ever said, “You look just like your grandpa (or grandma) when they were your age?” That must happen a lot for this boy because he is the spitting image of his grandfather. However, the photos were taken 65 years apart.
If he threw on a hat and jacket, it would be nearly identical. The guy shaved his beard and posed in front of the house his grandfather built after being told so many times that their looks were uncanny.
Their Love Grew Along With The Tree
When their parents moved into their home in 1975, the tree in the front yard had just been planted. In 2016, before they moved out of the house, they posed in front of the same tree, but it had grown significantly since the ’70s.
All three of them look terrific in both pictures, and they have these to remember the home that served them for so many years. There were so many memories formed in this front yard, and the way it changed over time is incredible.
The Mustaches Are Passed Down From Generation To Generation
It is hard to tell which is the current photo, but the one on the left is his dad holding him, and the right is him holding his son. His son looks identical to him as a baby, and the guy is a replica of his father. They tell each other apart based on the amount of chest hair.
He probably got his hair from his mom’s side of the family. The right one must have used a filter to look more vintage to match the original photo. We wonder if they look this similar without the film filter.
Saying “Yee Haw” For Their 30th Birthday
When these twins were young, their parents made them dress in matching outfits for family photos and, now that they are 30, they wanted to bring back the cowboy style. Not only were they adorable, but they grew up to be handsome men.
We really hope they bless us with more of their costume recreations because, let’s face it, they are pleasing on the eyes. Wouldn’t everyone want to be a cowboy just like them? We would grab our cowboy hats and take our horses to the old town road for these two.
His Mom In Front Of Schönbrunn Palace In 1991 Vs. Him At The Same Place In 2017
As he was looking through his mom’s photo album, he found this picture of her in front of Schonbrunn Palace during a college trip in 1991. When he went to the same place in 2017, he decided to recreate her picture.
It’s incredible how nothing has really changed at this place besides the way people dress. Unlike the Tokyo photo, the background is preserved in time, almost like they took the images simultaneously.
After His Father Passed Away, He Recreated Some Photos He Found
Shortly after his father passed away, he found a polaroid of him on a bike with his childhood dog. To honor his father’s memory, he recreated the photo with his own dog and the same exact motorcycle.
Although they don’t look as much alike as some of the other recreations, it is heartwarming that he wanted to feel close to his father by taking this photo. If only he had a fluffy white dog to make the picture even more exact.
Recreating The Classic Family Photo Without The ’80s Hairstyles
When you look through old family photos, you can see just how much you and your siblings have changed over time. This boy and his sisters went through their photo albums and recreated a picture from the’80s.
Surprisingly she was still able to do the leg lift even in jeans. They have all changed so much and upgraded their styles over time. With that overhead garage lighting, the image quality looks nearly identical.
Celebrating Their 50th Anniversary By Wearing Their Wedding Outfits
To celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, the couple decided to renew their vows in the same clothing they wore for the wedding. She pulled out her wedding dress, and he found his tux that surprisingly just barely fit.
They look so happy to recreate one of the happiest nights of their lives. This time, their children were there to celebrate the tremendous milestone, and since they didn’t have a bouquet, they used Hawaiian leis instead.
His Dad Holding Him As A Baby And Him Holding His Baby
As we have seen, new fathers holding their first child look nearly identical to their father’s holding them as babies. It is eery how similar some people look to one of their parents. Although he is not identical, he trimmed his mustache to resemble his father even more.
You can tell that they not only share similar looks, but the pride and joy they have for their first child, which is beaming through the photo. That is a feeling like no other, and they can share in that experience now.
The Isle Of Heligoland 1977 To 2018
In case you can’t tell, there is a baby on the man’s back in the left photo. In the right photo, that tiny baby is all grown up, and his dad can no longer carry him. They both traveled to the Isle of Heligoland to recreate this adorable picture.
The baby is waving as if to say, “See you again in 41 years when I am all grown up and look like a completely different person.” If only he still had a yellow raincoat and his dad had that interesting furry hat to capture the photo’s true essence.
Still Showing They Can Rock A Mall Photo Shoot 15 Years Later
If your parents ever forced you to dress up and go to the mall for a photoshoot, these siblings feel your pain and embarrassment. Although they felt awkward taking the picture back in the day, they were more than happy to go back to the mall for a recreation photoshoot.
They found similar outfits and awkwardly posed in height order like children. They captured the feeling of embarrassment that one would endure while people pass by to see them taking these photos as teenagers.
One Was A Heart Surgeon And The Other Is A Neonatology Fellow 55 Years Apart
Hard work and dedication must run in the family because one of them was a heart surgeon while the other is working to become a neonatology fellow. Although they were taken 55 years apart, they both have to work equally as hard.
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Not much had changed between the two photos, but we know the technology is ten times better now than it was 55 years ago. His grandfather would be proud that he is following in his medical footsteps.
Twins Recreating Their Most Embarrassing Photo Ever
If anyone knows embarrassing photos it’s these two, who were forced to wear these horrendous outfits as children just to take a picture. As they grew up, they looked back on this photo with regret.
On their 30th birthday, the twins dug out the most embarrassing photo they had ever taken and found equally horrible outfits to recreate it. They hoped it would never see the light of day again, but at some point you have to laugh at yourself.
Great-Grandfather In World War I Compared To His Great-Grandson Today
After her boyfriend did the Ancestry test, his girlfriend found a photo of his great-grandfather in World War I on the website. When she put them side-by-side, she was astonished to find out that they look eerily alike. No one had ever told him that.
He looks like a young John Kennedy on the right. There is a strong family resemblance, and it would be interesting to see each generation from that side at the same age. Some people’s family lines are so obvious it is mind-blowing.
Donkey Kong Is Just As Exciting Even As An Adult
When this girl received Donkey Kong for Christmas, she was beyond excited, as you can tell. She must have been the biggest Donkey Kong fan back in the day because it is like she is getting tickets to meet Justin Bieber.
Today you only see teenagers getting this excited about a new phone or AirPods. You can tell it was a much different time because she was basically crying after she received the new video game.