The changing leaves and dropping temperatures signal the holiday season quickly approaching. Soon it’ll be time to tackle the family photo for this year’s Christmas card. When it comes to taking a great family photo there are many factors that need to be considered. From scheduling to picking a location and deciding what everyone will wear, it can easily become overwhelming. We have created some tips for great family photos below and a few ideas for where to take Christmas pictures.
Take the opportunity to turn your family Christmas photo shoot into a fun and memorable activity everyone will appreciate. This will allow you to capture thoughtful and timeless photos that your family can look back on thankful for the memories. Whether you hire a professional photographer, ask a friend, or decide to take the photos yourself, there are so many ways to turn the photoshoot into a memorable day.
Drawn Frame by Snow and Ivy
Between the natural lighting and colors of the seasonal foliage it’s hard to go wrong with an outdoor Christmas picture. Motivate the family by turning the photo shoot into a day packed with adventure, or just an opportunity for everyone to spend time together out in the fresh air. Incorporating your family photo shoot into an engaging family outing will ensure you are met with the least resistance. Whether you choose to stay close to home or venture someplace new, there are endless opportunities for outdoor photo opportunities and here are our outdoor family Christmas photo ideas.
Graphite by fatfatin
When the weather outside is frightening, light a fire and whip up some warm cider for a cozy photoshoot. You can play around with lighting and backdrops to create a variety of settings and keep everyone engaged throughout the shoot with holiday themed family projects. Indoor family photo shoots can also be a great back-up plan for when the weather is not cooperating with your outdoor plans, but you still want a creative Christmas card photo.
dotted line snowflakes by Cass Loh
Spread holiday cheer by sending out a funny family Christmas card this year. It can be tough to get everyone to cooperate for the perfect family photo. Adding a hint of humor can put everyone at ease and make the experience more enjoyable all around. Here are a few funny Christmas card ideas that are the perfect way to share the holiday merriment with your friends and family this year.
Laughing by peony papeterie
Maybe it’s because the days get shorter, but time seems to fly by during the holidays. There’s never enough time to check everything off the list that needs to be done. Don’t worry if Christmas snuck up before you had the chance to get the family in front of the camera. Use our guide of 28 Christmas activities to schedule a festive family activity and capture the perfect photo to send out as a wrap up to 2020.
Minimal by Owl and Toad
It may be towards the bottom of this list, but probably the first thing that pops into your mind when preparing for the family Christmas photo shoot.
What’s everyone going to wear?
Often we rush to get the outfits out of the way before considering where and when the photoshoot will take place. Simplify this part of the process by establishing a setting first and then draw your inspiration from there.
While you can’t make the sun shine or control everyone’s mood, there are measures you can take to prepare for bumps in the road. Put the extra effort and thought in ahead of time to save yourself from unnecessary stress during the photoshoot. These tips will help prevent your children from having a meltdown at your Family Christmas photo shoot.
Trying to take the perfect family photo can be an overwhelming experience. Ultimately, the best family photos emerge from the in-between moments that the camera captures. The unposed ones where everyone feels comfortable enough to let their guard down and enjoy each other’s company. Remember not to let yourself get wrapped up in the minor details and to have fun with it. Christmas cards are a way to share holiday cheer with family and friends, so enjoy the process!
encompassing by Jennifer Wick