Okay, Girls, this is your year! This is your year to have a fantastic family photo to send with your Christmas cards! More than likely you’re in the majority of families that haven’t had a family photo taken in years. Maybe you don’t have the money or time, or maybe the whole photo shoot idea intimidates you. That’s ok! These tips for taking a family picture will help you get everyone to cooperate, pick out outfits, and work your camera. One of the best Christmas card photos I ever took was taken with my cell phone. It can be done!
The only two tips I would add to these wonderful How-to’s are 1.) Click extra shots right before and right after the posed picture. You’d be surprised how those impromptu pics can unexpectedly capture the magic of your family. 2.) Take lots and lots of pictures. You can always delete the awful ones later (“Hello! Does my chin always look that big?!”). Here’s one more just for the fun of it: 3.) Don’t be afraid to crop. I’ll just leave that one there.
Just for the record, Thanksgiving Day is the perfect time to take pictures. Everyone is there, and you’ll have someone to snap some shots of just your immediate family. Don’t let another year go by without having a photo record of those that are dearest to you!