As a photographer, I find it very interesting that of all the types of photography performed over a year, the least popular is family photography. One of the stated reasons for this is often that “it’s boring”, or “it’s too much of a pain to get everyone together.
As someone who studies photography I can also say that family photography is the most appreciated over the long run and will always be the photos that will be looked at the most. Take the time to appreciate your family as a group in all of it’s wonderful stages. That you will never regret.