It’s December and that means family holiday pictures! If you are looking for fresh ideas to spice up your family Christmas picture this year, we have 12 poses that will help make your photo stand out from the rest of the crowd.
The holidays are here and you’re looking for some family Christmas picture ideas. We’ve got 12 poses that will help you get the perfect shot this year!
Christmas is a magical time of year for many people. It’s the perfect opportunity to get together with friends and family, spend quality time with them, enjoy delicious food, and take some amazing photos in the process!
Christmas is the time of year when families gather together to celebrate. It can be a joyous occasion, or it can bring out family tensions. Either way, this festive season always brings about some creative ideas for capturing those perfect memories on camera.
1. Make sure everyone has a matching outfit
First, make sure everyone is matching for your Christmas pictures. This is not a strict requirement but it will help to get the family together.
If you’re going for color, make sure everyone has on something in that hue or close enough. If your family loves patterned items then this is also an option! Patterns and color schemes can include stripes and polka dots as well as plaids and florals.
2. Find an interesting location to take the picture – may be in front of your fireplace or on top of a mountain
The location is important in Christmas pictures. You want each family member to be able to see and feel the holiday season. Consider taking your pictures in front of a fireplace, or on top of a mountain! The backdrop will make all the difference.
3. Get creative with poses and facial expressions – don’t just stand there!
Make sure to get creative with poses and facial expressions. Don’t be afraid to do something a little silly. It’s the season for family and fun, after all!
With so many different ways to take family pictures during the holidays, it can feel hard to find just one that suits your needs best. However, posing will give you a few different options.
4. Take pictures from different angles, so you can get the perfect shot
Try taking pictures from different angles This way, you’ll be able to find the perfect shot.
5. Include pets if they’re part of your family
If you have pets that are part of your family, include them in the picture too! Everyone likes to see your dogs and cats, so don’t be shy.
This family portrait idea is perfect for those who want to capture their memories and share them with loved ones in a beautiful way, without having to hand out copies of the prints after Christmas (which can feel like too much work).
6. Have someone else take the group photo for you because it’s hard to get all those people into one frame without cutting off heads and limbs!
Make sure to hire a photographer if you’re going to have a group shot. It might seem like too much trouble at first, but it’s worth the money and effort if you want everyone in your family included.
This holiday season make sure that each member of your family is included in some way with these great family portrait ideas!
7. Have a family portrait taken
We like to have a professional picture taken every few years. It’s nice to be able to look back on those family portraits and compare the differences between what we looked like last year, five years ago, or even ten years ago!
To take a portrait of all your family members at once, you will have to do some planning in advance about the best place for this type of photo. Here is more information about rates for hiring a photographer for your shoot.
8. Take pictures of each person individually while they’re opening presents
A good way to get a perfect shot is while opening presents. You can take a picture of each person individually while they’re opening presents so that you have just the right angle for all your family members.
The best way to do this is get them in as close as possible and snap away! It’s also nice to include some shots with their gifts on the floor or table behind them because one day they won’t remember all the gifts!
9. Get in the holiday spirit by decorating your house with lights and ornaments
Decorating around the house is a good way to get into the holiday spirits. You can use lights and ornaments to achieve this.
Either put up a tree in your house (if you have room) or outside on the lawn, hang garlands of shiny balls from the roof beams; set out an ornament-laden table for gifts, creating a welcoming space where family members will want to gather.
Add some green and red is the perfect way to match the season.
10. Wear matching clothes for the picture, like red sweaters and green pants
Wearing matching sweaters and pants is a great way to create a family Christmas picture. Try for green and red!
You can also wear matching sweaters with jeans as well for the perfect family holiday photo!
11. Take many photos and choose your favorite one
Take lots of photos so you have plenty of options to choose from when picking out your favorites ones! This is especially important because children won’t always take the perfect shot.
12. Dress up as Santa Claus or an elf, take a selfie together, then share it on social media!
If you have small kids dress up like Santa or an Elf and take a selfie together, then share it on social media.
If you have multiple family members with small kids, you can also dress up as Santa and have them take turns posing with him!
It’s never too early to start thinking about what you want your family Christmas card photo to look like this year. Whether it be a traditional portrait, or something more creative and unique, there are plenty of options out there for any budget size.
Let us help make that decision easier by providing some inspiration with our roundup of the best family holiday photos on Pinterest! Happy holidays from all of us at Life as an Adventure!