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Taking Family Photos this Holiday Season? Avoid These 3 Mistakes!

Sending out family photos during the holiday season is a wonderful way to reconnect with distant loved ones and friends spread across the globe. Taking photos that are worth sending, however, requires a little more care and thought than simply booking the first photographer you find online and trying to schedule an appointment the day before Christmas. By avoiding a few holiday photo mistakes, you can take stunning, one-of-a-kind family photos that capture your family’s unique love. Read on to learn more!

Family Portrait Holiday Ideas

1. Waiting to Book an Appointment

During the busy, beautiful Fall season, booking a photographer for your holiday photos may be the last thing on your mind. The leaves are still turning, you're planning your Thanksgiving meal, and you’re still working on finishing all that Halloween candy! However, it's important to realize that photographers have limited schedules and as the holidays draw closer you might have trouble snagging an appointment. Why not set up your appointment well in advance? At Little Nest, you can easily book an appointment online with one of our expert photographers when you have a free moment.

Family Holiday Portrait Clothing Ideas

2. Spending Too Much Time on Outfits

After you’ve booked an appointment, you may be wondering how to dress your little ones for your family photo. While this may seem like a daunting task, it doesn’t need to be. Perfectly-matching outfits can look cute, but shopping for hours to find just the right look for every member of your family isn’t necessary. You likely have a combination of picture-ready outfits already in your family's closets! Just look for the following color combinations:

  • Jewel tones, including dark greens and rich reds
  • Varying shades of the same color, especially blue or green
  • Denim pants and ivory tops
  • Neutral colors, such as beige or light gray

These color combos can blend together perfectly, and can be used in a variety of backdrops for your holiday photos. Just be sure to clean and iron each piece before your head to the studio so that your smiles stand out instead of the wrinkles in your shirts.

New Years Card Ideas

3. Missing Out on New Year's Cards

When thinking of holiday cards, most people think about Christmas card photos. However, January brings another holiday for your family to commemorate with a card: New Years. Opting for New Year's cards gives you a few benefits, including more time to get your pictures taken and sent out. While families receive plenty of Christmas cards throughout December, a New Year's card delivered in January will stick out and be more memorable to your recipients. You can also have a plenty of fun with your New Year's photos; think about adding some sparkle to your pictures with glittery hats and accessories, or spice things up with some faux toasts!

Contact Little Nest Today

Taking holiday family photos is an annual tradition for many families. A little preparation and finding an exceptional photographer to work with can help you achieve the look you want for your holiday cards. To get started with your photos this year, contact your local Little Nest studio today.

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