A few ways to make family photoshoots less painful.
During my whole life, we always took Christmas pictures in our Sunday Best. Sometimes it would go smoothly, but majority of the time there was some sort of catastrophe: eyes closed, stains on our new dresses, etc. Since I married a photographer and go with him on a lot of shoots, I learned some tips and tricks for taking Christmas pictures that will always turn out well. Doing your homework beforehand can definitely pay off.
- Curl hair the night before and put it in a high ponytail on top of the head. This always results in loose, beachy waves for me and cuts down time getting ready before the shoot
- Make a Pinterest board with pictures/poses you would like to have so the photographer knows what you are looking for
- I always line my lower lash line with white liner to make my eyes seem bigger. It doesn’t make a big difference in person, but pictures make the eyes POP!
- Find clothing that goes together but doesn’t match to make it more visually interesting. I pinned a ton of things like this on my Pinterest
- This is the Ultimate Pro Tip: A friend told me that if you have kids, bring a snack that has no color and no mess (like Cheerios) so they stay happy while taking pictures
These tips and tricks for taking Christmas pictures (or any family photos) have never failed me! I know family pictures can be a uphill battle so any tips have totally helped me. Do you have any tips? Leave them in the comments below. For other Christmas related posts, click here!