Top 3 Things To Remember When Documenting The Holidays
Even back in the “olden days” of analogue cameras, Christmas was one of the times of year that family photos were going to be taken, no ifs, ands, or buts. So whilst we’re snap happy pretty much every day of the year now, it’s still worth taking the time to consider the following points and make those Holiday photos extra special.
Consider Your Combinations
If you have a large family, it’s next to impossible to wrangle everybody into one shot. Whilst it is lovely to have photo of the whole family, don’t spend your time concentrating solely on that. If there are branches of the family that don’t get to see each other that often, this is a great opportunity to take photos of groups that might not come together at any time of year. Have you got a photo of Great Granny cuddling the newest baby to join the brood? Have the cousins gotten together for a “begrudging teenage smile” group shot? Try and catch impromptu moments of people just spending time together – after all, it only comes but once a year.
Hand Over Control
You are probably up to your eyeballs organising gifts to exchange, cooking dinner and making sure the kids don’t eat themselves into a sugar coma – so let someone else (or multiple someones) take some of the photos. You could even grab a whole load of cheap disposable cameras and lets the kids join in as mini photographers for the day.
Remember To Include Yourself in the Photos!
We’re all so used to capturing the cute things that our little ones do, that we often forget to get photos with ourselves in them too. If you can think of 3 photos of yourself, with the kids (that you actually like!), that have been taken in the last few months – we’d be impressed. Step out from behind the camera and capture the memories of you enjoying Christmas with your families. You’ll regret it if you don’t!