1.) Get photographed doing something that you all truly love.
The common family photo (especially for the holidays) is set up with everyone walking along a beach, sitting on a front porch or standing in a field with an open background. Why not capture you and your loved ones doing something that expresses your true character.
Think out of the box on this..
Is there an activity that you all take part in? Maybe you all do a winter sport, ski, snowboard, ice skate?? Or Maybe you have a traditional family game night that is extremely competitive.
Take a vacation recently? A family photograph on vacation usually come out great why not incorporate that into your holiday card.
2.) Change up your outfits.
Now I definitely agree with staying within the same color scheme, however everyone in the family doesn’t have to be wearing all the same turtlenecks with khaki pants- very 90′s
Show off the ages in your family and play up your style, accessorize!! (not too much) throw on a scarf, or maybe an age appropriate necklace. Boys can wear a button up- maybe one solids, one plaid… Your options are endless!
3.) Use signs to create a message.
Little sign props are a big hit in photos now days- if it’s a holiday picture you are doing then it can relate to that, or maybe it’s just a family picture you want to hang in your home. You can write the date , the season, or maybe share some special news?!
A picture already says a thousand words so make it say more.
4.) Involve your pets!
Chances are most family members know who you have for pets and everyone knows that they are JUST as much as part of the family. So when setting up to make your holiday photo grab whoever your pet (s) may be and let me bring a smile and another memory to your card.
5.) Create your own photo booth (MY FAVORITE)
When you go to a wedding or a birthday party where you can throw on some fun props and take a cluster of funny pictures its normally one of the highlights of the night. So an idea would be to create your own at home version. It can be holiday themed or silly, whichever you decide it will be completely customized and personal.
Take some holiday wrapping paper and tape it up on the wall for a back drop or even a colored sheet or a bright painted wall. You can print out cards with words, wear hats, glasses, ugly sweaters J whatever you like!! OR another great option would be to gather some holiday colored lights and bring them into play!
So that is my quick list of 5 different things you can do to spice up you holiday photos. Please feel free to leave comments with some of your own holiday card ideas – I would love to hear!!
Happy Holidays Everyone XO