It’s that time of the year again when families enthusiastically come together for a holiday card picture and just like any other photograph, on any other occasion; you want this to be perfect as well. With Christmas Bells in the air and the general festive atmosphere encapsulating everyone, it’s a time for relatives to come together, celebrate and relax.
If you want your holiday card photography to be perfect this merry season, here are 5 tips from my first hand experience that I want you to concentrate on for the best pictures:
1. Dress Up
Whether your family members are minimalist or not, dress up for the pictures. If you don’t feel good, it will show in your pictures as well and your photographer won’t be able to capture your best shots. If possible, color co-ordinate your clothes. This doesn’t mean everyone wears the same colors but at least wear contrasts that blend nicely in the image. Avoid wearing patterns or something too flashy.
2. Discuss What You Want
As a family, you may have an idea of what you want your picture to look like and it’s really important to discuss that with your photographer. Your professional photographer for holiday cards will have a mind of their own with great ideas to help make your pictures look good but it may be something different than what you were looking forward to. Discussing your ideas will help them accommodate to it accordingly and produce the best possible results.
3. Indoors or Outdoors?
While your home sets the perfect stage for a good family holiday picture, the outdoors isn’t so bad either. You could look as good in your well decorated living room as you could outside in the sunlight amid Christmas decorations. However, it is for you to decide and that decision should be carefully made prior to the session.
4. Relax, it is Just a Photo!
While some people can become stiff and worry too much about looking good, you should simply relax and be yourself. It’s just a picture after all and stressing about it won’t do you any good. At best, it is advised that you allow your photographer to take candid shots and everyone should interact in a way that there’s no stiffness in the environment.
5. Add Some Props
Working with props is exciting and helps add flair to the photographs. Also, when you have something to hold on to, your mind is diverted and the pictures come out more natural. Whether it’s a family photo album, an heirloom, festive holiday hats or some of the more conventional props, you can discuss your options with your photographer to add some fun into your holiday photographs.
At the end of the day, your professional photographer for holiday cards helps to not only take beautiful pictures but works with you in a collaborated way that allows you to discuss your ideas for the photographs. To book your holiday card photographer for professional pictures, call at 434.214.0382 or write to email@example.com.