Posted on: 21 October 2017
Christmas is getting close, which often means Christmas cards. Now is the time that you should be looking for a family photographer in your neck of the woods. Once you find your photographer, make sure you reserve a photo time. It is highly recommended by most family photographers to get your Christmas photo done before Thanksgiving, since the crowds start to get wild after that big feast and photographers can get backed up on their bookings. After you are booked, begin prepping for your family photo in the following ways.
If your whole family is really good about oral hygiene, then keep it up! You'll want to flash lovely smiles for the camera. If oral hygiene is a hit or miss for some, it is time to get on the ball and get your teeth nice and white. If you want really snow-white smiles, you can use whitening kits or even visit a dentist for a couple of weeks prior to the photo event to make sure everything is good to go.
Some families match their Christmas outfits, while others mix it up. Right now, Christmas-themed clothing is just coming out in the stores, so you should be able to find something for everyone to wear in the next month or so. You could also do an "ugly sweater" shoot, which is very popular for holiday photos and greeting cards. That way, nobody has to match what they are wearing, and a little personality shines through for each family member in the shot.
Counting Photo Quantity
Family photographers usually offer picture packages, but you can always go "a la carte" and order what you need. To help you make that decision ahead of time, it helps to know how many pictures and/or greeting cards you'll need. Tally up your amount and come in prepared with your list so the photographer can either help you select a package for extra savings or create a custom photo package that best fits your needs.
Look for Discount Coupons
When Thanksgiving approaches, many photographers will begin posting coupons and discounts on holiday pictures. Look for these in advance and take them with you to your shoot. It's best to mention these deals over the phone when you schedule your appointment so the photographer knows what to expect. These discounts may come in handy, but sometimes the photographer can even give you a better deal on the day of the shoot. Just ask when you arrive.
Contact a professional company like Moorman Photographics to schedule your photo and start making more Christmas memories.Share