Getting ready to take the annual family photo for your Christmas cards, New Year’s cards or Thanksgiving cards? We see a lot of family photos, and wonder how our customers manage to take such great ones. To make your photo session easier, we’ve compiled our top 10 family photo tips, especially for those who have lots of family members to organize or little kids to corral.
10. Choose your time carefully
Make sure the kids are fed and rested. We all know what happens when we skip nap time, and even adults get cranky when they’re hungry.
9. Bring toys or treats
Don’t be caught empty handed. You’ll need to take quick action if you have to turn that frown upside down or want to reward good behavior.
8. Set a rain date
If you’re shooting outside, or are hiring a professional photographer, be sure to set a rain date in case someone gets sick or the weather isn’t perfect.
It’s hard to pick a Featured Favorite in December because we see so many great cards at this time of year. But this humorous New Year’s card caught our eye, especially because the order came through well before Christmas. Turns out that Stacie, the card’s creator, had her mind set on sending a New Year’s card and the dress-up lips and mustache were just the touch of silliness she was looking for.
Our Dressed Up for the New Year card offers the option to put a silly mustache or lips on your photos. Stacie said she had never considered New Year’s card ideas before, but loved this concept when she saw it. “We had a really tough year,” she explains. “For us, the focus is on next year being much less stressful!” That would also explain her choice of text on the card: “2012 Resolution: Less stress. More silly.” Good luck with your resolution, Stacie. We think you’re off to a good start!