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Tips for Taking Great Holiday Pics

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tips for Taking Great Holiday Pics

Some people elect to have professional pics taken for the holidays. However, I'd rather save a few bucks by taking my own. Princess and I had fun snapping photos for our holiday card this past weekend.

We're cutting it pretty close this year. I'm hoping to get these babies out in time for Christmas. Our Christmas tree became the perfect backdrop for our holiday card. I was able to chose from a bunch of different designs and came up with this one. It's not too late to make your own! Here are some cool tips to help you get the best pics:

1. Keep it simple. It's important to not have a busy or distracting background. Our Christmas tree was the perfect backdrop.

2. Don't force it. I fell behind on making up Christmas cards because Princess wasn't feeling well. She wasn't up to smiling for the camera, so I didn't push the issue. If your kiddo is not up to posing, postpone your photo shoot. You'd get better pics with a happy child.

3. Make it fun! We played games, sang songs, and made faces. I didn't want this to be a chore for her. You can get your child to take cool pics when you incorporate the things they love.

4. The closer the better. Don't let your little one get lost in the background. Photos that are eye level and close up make the best cards.

5. Keep it short. No kid wants to be posing in front of the camera for hours. Princess and I were done with our shoot in less than a half hour.

Once your done with your photo shoot, choose your favs, and order away! I love to order online. But if you're pressed for time, you can hit up your local drug store and make your purchase.









Have you sent out your holiday cards yet?

Weather Anchor Mama

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8 Comments:

At December 18, 2012 at 5:49 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless You and your family. Your daughter is so adorable ! Wishing you a joyous holiday.
Bruce M.

 
At December 18, 2012 at 1:50 PM , Blogger Quiana said...

The pic of her with her hands in the air is my fave! I was holding out on making my New Years cards to get a shot of Nia in the city but the weather and our schedules didn't work out in addition to when my Shutterfly discount codes were expiring so I had to go with a different picture than the one I wanted. They turned out great though and can't wait to share them on the blog January 1!

 
At December 18, 2012 at 2:19 PM , Blogger Weather Anchor Mama said...

Thanks Bruce! Happy Holidays!

 
At December 18, 2012 at 2:20 PM , Blogger Weather Anchor Mama said...

Thanks! Can't wait to see them next year!:)

 
At December 20, 2012 at 9:07 AM , Anonymous Sherelle said...

As of today, I've yet to get my Christmas cards out...lol! Your pictures came out beautifully! Your princess is adorable!

 
At December 21, 2012 at 8:43 PM , Blogger mail4rosey said...

These pictures are absolutely GORGEOUS! Merry Christmas!

 
At December 28, 2012 at 8:02 PM , Blogger Weather Anchor Mama said...

Thanks Sherelle! They were taken right at home. lol

 
At December 28, 2012 at 8:02 PM , Blogger Weather Anchor Mama said...

Thanks! Hope you had a wonderful Xmas.

 

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