With Christmas coming up, I had some friends emailing me asking what my recommendations are for family pictures...what to wear, what to bring for props, how to make the most of your time, etc. I wish I was an expert in the world of photography, but alas, I'm not (I think ya'll know that by now). I guess I just get an idea in my head and roll with it. Here are a few tips to get your creative juices flowing!
1. Select a Colorway. No, I don't mean everyone has to wear green sweaters and dark jeans...I'm saying think of colors you want to highlight in your images and work around that. For example, this year, I knew I wanted to incorporate red into our attire. For me, that meant making sure the scarf I wore had red in the pattern. With the girls, it gets tricky. Ya'll know I love me some matching mini attire, but I held out and didn't do it...rather, Carson wore a red ponte knit dress and Caroline sported a poppy print dress (both from Gap) and then both wore cute boots and fun hair accessories. Then it came time to dress Jeff...thank heavens I have an easy husband. I picked out the shirt and sweater, and the rest is history. This is our final look. (No, neither of these were the final picture chosen for the card, but you'll see those soon enough!)
And as a bonus, stay tuned, because I will be giving away a gift certificate for 50 free holiday cards from Cardstore next week! Hope this helps...good luck to everyone taking family pictures...I cannot wait to start opening holiday mail--sure does make me happy to see the postman :)