Here in the U.S. there is an organization that provides remembrance photos for parents who have lost babies.

http://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org

So, at least in this niche area, the tradition survives.

When we lost my father to cancer, we decided to not take pictures near the end. We wanted to remember him as he was in better times. Though, had they been the only images of him at all, I would be glad to have had them.