Holiday Photo How To’s

If you are newly married, you are probably thinking about doing your first Holiday Card as husband and wife. Now is the time to start thinking about whether you want your card to be funny, romantic, or filled with holiday spirit. Our easy to follow tips will have your holiday card adorning family and friends displays in no time.

1. Choose a Theme. Our favorite holiday cards have a little bit of everything…holiday cheer, romance, and a good laugh. Don’t forget to coordinate your outfits to fit your theme. Matching, but not too matchy match usually looks best!

2. Find a photographer. As you know from planning a wedding, photography can be quite pricey. Luckily, most photographers offer “mini shoots” this time of year. It’s a much more affordable way to capture the moment professionally than a full blow photo shoot. Tight on cash? Ask a friend or family member with a good eye if they mind shooting your photo, just make sure to use a good camera.

3. Pick a location. A lot of times the best shots can be taken right in your back yard. Find a snowy area in a forest, a pretty stream, or an old barn and you have yourself the perfect photo location. tip: ask your photographer for ideas. They might have some cool spots that you would never have thought about.

4. Decide if you want props. Mistletoe? A sign? Your loving pet? Make sure that if you are going to be using any sort of prop on the day of your photo that it is ready to go beforehand so you aren’t having to pull something together last minute.

5. Don’t send your cards too late. Most people will take down their holiday cards by new years. If you don’t get cards out to people until Christmas Eve they are only going to be displayed for a short time. We like to recommend sending your cards by the first week of December so family and friends have plenty of time to display your creation.


Still trying to think of a theme or idea for your holiday card? Check out some of our favorites we found on Pinterest.

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