Last week I had the pleasure of hosting a party alongside Julie (Just-Precious) for Tiny Prints. It was awesome to get together with other local blogger friends, learn tips from photographer Dottie Foley, and check out Tiny Prints holiday card line.
I admit I’m one of those people who forgets to send cards until the last minute, or at all, but with the amazing cards from TinyPrints and Dottie’s tips I’m definitely going to be sending them out this year.
We had a great time mingling and chatting at Wegman’s noshing on desserts, fruit, and drinking sparkling juice, and wine.
Dottie shared her tips for taking great family photos, and how to make them into a spectacular card.
7 Tips to get a great family photo:
- Don’t get matchy matchy.
- Let personalities shine through. If your teen isn’t interested in posing, capture them doing something they love in their everyday environment.
- Shoot outside with afternoon light if you can.
- Don’t get stressed-if it’s not working bring in outside help. A friend with a great eye, or a professional can help take away the stress of getting a photo right.
- Don’t worry about too much about the setting. Sending out a holiday card with a photo of everyone on the beach is ok, but make sure the dirty laundry isn’t behind the kids in your favorite photo.
- Use your card to tell a story. No one wants to read the family newsletter anyway ;), instead tell a story with more than one photo.
- Send them late! So many people stress about getting their cards there on time, but sending a card after the holiday will make it stand out in a good way! Just call it a New Year’s card. 😉
Just say no to the khakis and the same color shirt. Try to keep everything in the same color family, but don’t stress about it.