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For most families, the holidays can be stressful and busy. But, they are also a very special time, full of nostalgia and cherished memories. With the weather starting to cool, the holidays will be here before you know it! Let Portrait Innovations take the stress out of your family holiday photos, and you’ll get bonus points for checking them off the list early!

Here are a few tips for making your family holiday photos really shine.

Cross Off Your Christmas List and Your To-Do List

Need to have holiday family photos taken, and you’re also stumped about what to get the grandparents this year? Portrait Innovations has you covered on both counts with our in-studio selection of customized gifts, including mugs, phone cases, calendars, and more. We will ship your personalized gifts only a few days after your portrait session, with complimentary shipping!

The Gang’s All Here

Holiday photos don’t have to be limited to the immediate family, and if you plan ahead you will be more likely to find a time when everyone can be present for the photo. Bring along grandparents, cousins, or whoever is special to your family. After all, there are never any sitting fees at Portrait Innovations—so, the more the merrier!

Play Dress Up

This is your time to let your family’s personality shine! Plan a fun family theme before you get too caught up in the holiday hustle and bustle. Die-hard football fans? Bring along your collection of team jerseys and hats. Festive and silly? Try a few shots with Santa hats on! Fun props and outfit changes can help everyone relax, and often lead to the most natural photos.

Happy Kids Make Happy Portraits (and Parents)

It’s only natural that sitting for portraits can make some children fussy. That’s why it is best to do everything possible beforehand to try to make sure that your children are comfortable during a holiday family photo session. It also never hurts to bring along a few of your child’s favorite snacks or treats for your day in the studio! Another good option for infants is to give them a safe holiday-themed toy or ornament to hold, so that they have something that engages them and adds to the portrait!


Schedule Your Family Holiday Portraits Today

Feeling the holiday cheer coming on early? Book your family holiday portrait session at a Portrait Innovations studio near you using our Studio Locator.

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