What to Wear For Your Holiday Card Photo Shoot

What to Wear For Your Holiday Card Photo Shoot

The leaves are beginning to fall and the weather is turning just a tad bit colder – before you know it, the holiday season will be upon us! We know that holiday cards are on just about everyone’s holiday to-do list. Before you stress yourself out on what to wear, follow these six tips.

Outfits hanging in the closet

Try on outfits beforehand.

So, you picked out the perfect outfit. Then, you try it on only for it to look unflattering or generally not as photogenic as you had hoped. Avoid this by trying on your outfit – and maybe snapping some pics on your own with your phone! – before you commit to using it in your shoot.

Family during holiday card photo shoot

Be yourself.

If you hate hats, why force yourself in one for your holiday card? Similarly, if your daughter refuses to wear any type of hair bow, why make her grumpy while on set for your photo shoot? Be yourself and be comfortable – it’ll show in your photos!

Family during holiday card photo shoot

Embrace the weather.

Don’t forget about Mother Nature during your photo shoot. If it’s taking place in early October and the fall temperatures haven’t *quite* shown up yet, don’t bundle up so much that you’re sweating the entire photo shoot. Conversely, if your shoot is taking place during snowfall, don’t risk frostbite to showcase one particular outfit.

Family during holiday card photo shoot

Don’t worry about matching exactly.

Leave the uniforms to the private schools. Instead of opting for 100% matching exactly, pick a theme of complementary colors, like certain neutrals.

Family during holiday card photo shoot

It doesn’t have to be only red and green.

Yes, you’re going to see red and green everywhere come November 1. But, you don’t have to pigeonhole yourself into these two colors. You can demonstrate the holiday season by adding sparkle to your card or writing the perfect greeting.

Family during holiday card photo shoot

Use the scenery to pick colors.

If you’re being photographing with a white, snowy backdrop, pick out some bright jewel tones — like rubies and evergreens — so you pop. If your shoot is taking place in a colorful Christmas tree farm, try some beige colors or neutral blues.

Now that you’re looking picture perfect, it’s time to pick out your cards! Browse our holiday cards today.

Thanks to Self Image Photography, Jenna Mace Photography, I Dream in Flowers, for their imagery in this post!

2 Comments

  1. Great article. Some major retailers can’t put together good content like this. Nice job.

     
  2. Carlynne Allbee

    My favorite suggestion is this one: ” Instead of opting for 100% matching exactly, pick a theme of complementary colors, like certain neutrals.” And remember – you don’t have to do family group shots just for the holidays. Summer get togethers are also a great excuse.

     

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