Photographs are part of most people’s lives. You take pictures to remind yourself of the fun you had, but they also turn into memories you can look back on as the years go by.
One parent, Karin Scholtz, took a photograph of her beloved triplets in 1985 for their first birthday. Peter, Dennis, and Mark were very photogenic, and it seemed like the right thing to do.
However, that one picture led to the boys posing together on their birthdays for 33 years. This let them see how their personalities and features changed throughout the years. Here is their story in photographs:
Starting on the First Birthday
The photo series for these triplets started in 1985 on their first birthday. The tradition was unintentional. In fact, their mother, Karin, just wanted to snap a picture while they were stuffing cake into their mouths. However, it became an annual occurrence for the kids.
Year Two with Smiles and Soccer Jerseys
Once the second birthday came around, their mother made a new sign. They were more aware of their surroundings and were happy to pose for the camera. Look at those smiles!