Tips for planning Christmas sessions

Family Sessions, Uncategorized

Dec 6, 2023

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The holiday season is filled with warmth, joy, and the creation of cherished memories. One timeless tradition that families embrace is the annual Christmas family photo session. Transforming these moments into picture-perfect memories involves a bit of planning, creativity, and a dash of holiday spirit. In this blog post, we’ll explore some tips for planning Christmas sessions family session to make sure that your day is stress free and perfect! 🤍

Plan Ahead

The key to a perfect Christmas family session is careful planning. Decide on a date well in advance, considering everyone’s schedule and ensuring you have enough time for preparations. Popular photographers may have limited availability during the holiday season, so book your session as early as possible. Choose a location that holds sentimental value or reflects the holiday spirit. Whether it’s your festively decorated home, a local Christmas tree farm, or an outdoor setting, the right location can enhance the overall ambiance of your photos. Consider the best time of day for your photo session, taking into account natural light and the preferences of your family members. Late afternoon or early evening often provides a warm and flattering glow, but choose a time that works best for your family’s schedule and energy levels.

Outfits & Props

Coordinating your family’s outfits is crucial for a polished and cohesive look. Choose a color scheme that complements the holiday season and encourages a sense of togetherness. Plan outfits well in advance to ensure everyone has time to prepare. Infuse your session with personal touches that make it uniquely yours. Bring along cherished holiday decorations, favorite ornaments, or even blankets and scarves that hold sentimental value. These details can add a layer of authenticity to your photos. Incorporate props and activities that enhance the festive atmosphere. Think about bringing along a string of twinkling lights, a basket of wrapped presents, or even some hot cocoa and cookies for a cozy and heartwarming touch.

Getting the perfect shots

We all know planning family photos in general is stressful but trying to get the perfect Christmas cards adds an extra amount of stress. When you are being photographed you don’t want the stress to show, so relax, let loose, and enjoy the moment. Let me do the hard work. While posed shots are a staple of family sessions, don’t shy away from capturing candid moments. Some of the most heartwarming and authentic photos come from capturing the spontaneous laughter, hugs, and interactions that naturally unfold during the session. Encourage your family to relax and enjoy the experience. A genuine and relaxed atmosphere will shine through in your photos. Consider incorporating fun activities or games into the session to keep everyone engaged and having a good time.

A perfect Christmas family session is a combination of thoughtful planning, creativity, and a genuine celebration of togetherness. By planning ahead, incorporating personal touches, and embracing the holiday spirit, you can create memories that will be treasured for years to come. So, gather your loved ones, follow these tips, and let the magic of the season unfold in your beautifully captured family photos.💗

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Kind Words

“Amazing photos, I highly recommend Janice! She has done our family photos twice now and she did senior photos for my son. She is friendly, organized, professional, an expert in the field, communicates well throughout the whole process, and does everything she can to personalize the experience! I cannot say enough good things about her! If you need photos, definitely use her!!!” -Terri

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