Christmas Photos Tips
A few do’s and do not’s to make your Christmas photos and Christmas cards a pain-free experience for you and your children.
Let’s face it, we have all been there…
You just want a nice family photo or a photo of your kids for the Holidays and it does not go as planned.
We have compiled a few tips to help make this event less stressful:
- Do Relax! Do not stress! I promise, it will be a great photo that your family will love to see.
- Do plan an easy event (whether it is just you and your camera or a scheduled photo session with your family photographer.) Make the event easy, maybe a quick mini-session is best for you and your family.
- Do coordinate your outfits. Notice I said coordinate – do not match the outfits. Mix it up for a colorful palette.
- Do step outside – I can’t think of a better backdrop than outdoors. Right now, the colors outsides are gorgeous.
- For a special Christmas card, you can always have a Santa session with your kids.
- Do incorporate your pets!
- And lastly, just have fun! Play around with props for a fun family photo!
- Don’t plan a photo session on train tracks. This is illegal and extremely dangerous.
- Do not schedule too many outfit changes especially with small children. While this is cute, this will only stress you out more.
- We recommend not wrapping up your children and pets in Christmas lights. The glass bulbs could break or be harmful if placed in their mouths. And lights can contain lead.
- Don’t feel it has to be a “Christmas-themed” photo. You can really use any picture.
- Do not think it has to be a posed photo. Some of the best photos are candid shots.
- And one of the biggest don’t in my opinion… Do not go with a cheap printing service. You worked really hard planning out your Christmas card photo(s) and a poor printing service will take any great photo and make the quality unsatisfactory. One printing service I recommend is mpix.