Many people love to personalize their Holiday cards with Family photos. Sometimes, planning family photos can seem stressful and exhausting. Planning every little detail to get the best photo you can to send to your family and friends can leave you not feeling very jolly. I find that with a large family and children with many different personalities, sometimes just going with the flow is often the best way to get the perfect picture.
There are ways to ensure that you get the best photo you can of your family without being too stressed out.
Take the time to find the proper photographer for your family. Check out reviews of their business and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Don’t wait until the last second to plan your photography session. Book your session at a time that gives the photographer enough time to do edits and you enough time to send out cards. As the date of the session comes closer, take the time to plan out outfits and hair or makeup. Prepare yourself and your family the best you can.
Take Natural Photos
Don’t try to over pose, the best kind of photos are actually very organic. Allow your photographer to take the lead and direct your family as to what will make the best photo. Don’t force a smile, or say cheese.
Bring Someone Along to Help Out
It is a great idea to find a friend or family member that won’t mind coming to lend a hand. They can help to take some of the stress off of the event by being there to help with hair, makeup or even helping with the Children if you want to get some couples photos taken.
Keep In Mind Kids are Kids
It is a really good idea to book the session around your children’s naptimes etc. Try to book the photos for a time that your children are most happy. Keep in mind that kids sometimes have a hard time taking or understanding directions, especially if they are distracted by the scenery. Go with it, sometimes the best photos are created from spontaneous moments.
There are many ways to ensure that you get great family photos for your Holiday cards. Take the stress out of the situation by being prepared.