Holiday photos. Those words are enough to make the most calm and organized mama stop dead in her tracks. Shopping for outfits, convincing your spouse and wrangling the kids together can all seem hectic but it doesn't have to be that way at all. Holiday photos should be fun, festive and an annual tradition for every family. Hiring a professional photographer for your holiday photos can take a lot of the stress out of the whole process. The good news is that starting to plan for the holidays, sooner rather than later, can help your wallet and your stress level.
So why should you hire a professional and why are holiday photos such a special tradition? Here are a few of my favorite holiday photo tips that I love to share with all of my clients.
1. Timing is everything! Book your photos early in the Fall months and you'll have plenty of time to create the perfect holiday card. Scheduling sessions early also means warmer weather so we don't have chattering teeth and blue lips in our photos. Many photographers begin advertising and booking holiday sessions in late September and early October. Be on the lookout for specials and mini or petite sessions. They are great time savers and often less expensive than full family sessions. They are designed to give you a few photos for a holiday card or gift that are sampling of the photographers work.
2. Holiday photos are not only great for greeting cards but they make excellent gifts. Maybe you're not sure what to get for grandma or you have the one family member who just "never needs anything." I guarantee their eyes will light up when they open a photo gift such as a canvas or framed print.
3. The holidays are also a great time to share the love and connect with those friends and family that we don't see as often as we would like. Many families use holiday photos to craft a fun end-of-the-year update to send to loved ones.
4. Many photographers do holiday or winter themed sessions around the holidays. I know I always love to come up with new ideas to tell the story of the season. Some of my favorite memories have come from holiday photo sessions.
Can you tell that I really love holiday photos? They really are some of my favorite session of the year because I get to be creative, festive and a little silly. I try to incorporate traditions that I loved growing up or special props that remind me of holiday time with my family. If you've never considered holiday photos or you want to take the stress out of it all, please contact me. I work with all of my clients on booking a session that fits their needs, clothing selection, styling and ordering prints after the session. I can even help you customize your holiday cards. It couldn't be any easier.
Book your holiday photo session today! My theme this year will be Cozy Cocoa on the Farm! Check out my Mini Session page for more info or to book.
Welcome to April Cunningham Photography! I am a natural light photographer focusing on families, children, newborn, maternity and seniors. My favorite aspect of photography is watching people fall in love with the art that I create.
April Cunningham Photography, based in Reading, Berks County, PA, creates a unique experience for each client and specializes in maternity photography and posed studio newborn photography. Your session will be carefully planned and crafted to be a one of a kind photography experience. April Cunningham Photography serves Berks County, PA and surrounding areas including the Lehigh Valley and Montgomery County. I offer studio photography in my in-home studio located in Reading, PA. I also offer on location photography in a variety of places across the area including Reading, Kutztown, Allentown, Boyertown and beyond!
I take pride in offering my clients beautiful images that are professional and timeless. If you are looking for a Reading, PA photographer, please consider contacting April Cunningham Photography. April Cunningham Photography offers on location photography services in many areas including but not limited to Reading, PA, Kutztown, PA, Macungie, PA, Allentown, PA, Bethlehem PA, Boyertown, PA & Pottstown, PA.
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