How To Take The Perfect Christmas Card Photo

Thursday, December 4, 2014


For starters, it always helps if everyone is in a bad mood to begin with. Bad attitudes = great photos.

I also suggest being a bit strapped on time. Taking a rushed Christmas photo is an awesome way to make sure everyone is really into it.

A photo in front of a Christmas tree is always best. Nothing says Merry Christmas like "look at my family posing awkwardly in front of this huge tree inside of our house. See how happy we look."

However a tree photo can also be a substituted for a beach photo, a photo taken at a wedding, or on a cruise ship. Or any photo where everyone is wearing denim. 

That being said, make sure everyone's outfits coordinate. It doesn't matter if they don't fit or look dirty, coordinating is most important.

And if you can't coordinate, try to look as random as possible. Let's take a look at an example below.


This Christmas photo is spot on for so many reasons.

I admire my sister for being bold with her outfit choice. Never mind that the rest of our family was country club casual, Jade was going for cocktail waitress classy.

My brother's enormous yellow boots are wonderful. They go quite nice with his safari pants. Just don't look at my dad aggressively grasping my brother on the shoulder.

Obviously my mom and I steal the spotlight with our Christmas sweaters and light turtle-necks underneath. We knew what was up.

I really hope this post helps you in some way! If you still have questions, feel free to email me and we can set up a one-on-one consultation.

All the best,
Taylor

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19 comments:

  1. Haha pointing out that there is a huge tree inside the house got me. It's one of those odd things that you're so accustomed to that it seems weirder not to have one.

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  2. ii am loving these throw back posts. my family christmas pics are always the worst!

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  3. I am insanely in love with your mum's jumper (your mom's sweater)!

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  4. This is amazing!! I think you should ass that "awkward hand poses" are a must as well.

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  5. Can we also talk about the Pepto Bismo pink chair?! I mean, we had that color of carpet. But furniture. That's high brow!

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  6. hahahha! classic! i love your sisters outfit!

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  7. hahaha I am cracking up! This is so perfect!!

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  8. Your sass just completes my day. And now that you've pointed out this whole giant tree indoors thing, I'll never be able to look at Christmas the same way.

    lovelovelove,
    Erica
    cominguprosestheblog.com

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  9. Does your sister's dress have shoulder pads? Because I'm all about them. Why shouldn't our shoulders be pronounced? This picture is perfection at it's finest.

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  10. haha this great! Family photos are the best (especially when they go horribly wrong) ;)

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  11. I mean I 100% think all photo shoots start with at least one person being exceptionally upset....mainly about having to wear coordinated outfits is my guess.

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  12. How much does the consultation cost? If you don't put in a price sheet, how are we supposed to know? AND NO DISCOUNT CODE??? Love this post haha

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  13. I always find myself excited to look back at our 2014 Christmas card photo in twenty years to see how awful it truly is! Strange? Perhaps. But if we can't laugh, what else can we do?

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  14. HAHAHA awesome! It's always so nice to have this kind of memories to look back to!

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  15. Haha this is hilarious and so true! My mom gave up on Christmas pictures when we were so young and just put our school pictures in a Christmas card. I think that was after the year my grandma stuck out her tongue in every picture haha

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  16. Hahaha I didn't notice your brothers shoes until you pointed them out! Gotta love old family christmas cards

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  17. haha dying at your description of the outfits ... Your sister was really snazzy!

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  18. So funny! Your sister's outfit is awesome!

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  19. Haha!!! This is amazing. Your sister's outfit = rock on!

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