29. 10. 2020

Why You Should Book a Holiday Photoshoot This Year and How to Do It

With the pandemic essentially canceling most (if not all) of 2020, there’s still a bit of hope for the holiday season. After all, it is the “most wonderful time of the year,” and we hope it’ll stay that way! With that being said, we want you to get the most out of the holidays, and that includes making happy memories, even when you didn’t think that could be possible this year. A holiday photoshoot is something that you’ll be able to carry with you, and you’ll be able to do it cautiously. Here are some holiday photo shoot ideas to get you jolly for the season.

Family Holiday Photoshoot

A family holiday photoshoot is a perfect way to capture your holiday card picture to send out during the season. While the world may not be as cheery and bright, you can still spread some cheer through family pictures, wishing everyone a happy holiday.

Some family holiday photoshoot ideas include simplicity, such as big smiles. The essence of winter can also play a big role, acknowledging that you’re in the season. Take some photos playing in the snow with your family, or sitting fireside in matching pajamas. Make sure that family photo emits positivity because you’ll be most likely to spread the joy that way.

At the end of the day, family is one of the most important things in the world, and it’s in trying times like these where you need to be reminded of that. So why not have a holiday photoshoot with your loved ones to show how much you appreciate one another?

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Romantic Couple Holiday Photoshoot

The holidays can be very romantic, and if you’re celebrating with a loved one, you should display that. Hiring a private photographer lets you keep the intimacy between you and your significant other, but also helps you create the perfect holiday photo shoot. There are many photographers who specialize in couple photography, and know exactly how to capture the romance of the holidays.

Some holiday photoshoot ideas include escaping to a tropical island, snuggling up on the couch with hot cocoa, or being outside in the snow. Some unique photos could also include wrapping yourselves in lights and wearing cute Santa Claus hats.

Plus, the holidays are always a popular time of the year for engagements. Whether it be a surprise proposal or an expected one, you can capture the moment with an engagement photographer who will help capture the most perfect reactions for the most perfect moment.

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Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Photoshoots

Which holiday should you choose? Deciding on which holiday photoshoot to do really depends on the preference of you and your family, friends, or partner. Which holiday is more important to you? Which one do you celebrate together? Professional photographers can help emphasize and play on the importance of your special holiday, so make sure you choose the one that makes the most sense for both of you, no one else.

Holiday #1

Halloween Photoshoot Tips

If you want a “scary” good family holiday photoshoot for Halloween, then make sure you plan ahead! If you’re working with costumes, you want to get your photographer to capture them before Halloween. This way, your costume photos will be ready to display on Halloween. You’ll also want to match your Halloween photo location with the costumes you’re wearing. For example, if you’re dressing up as Harry Potter characters, find a building that looks like an old, architectural school. An open field could also be good for fairy-like characters or witches.

Some other holiday photography ideas include using dim or street lighting to set the ambiance of a spooky setting. Being outdoors will also bring out the autumn colors, dramatic light, and sometimes foggy atmosphere. Thankfully, our professional photographers get a feel for setting the mood.

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Holiday #2

Thanksgiving Photoshoot Tips

For Thanksgiving, unique holiday photo ideas can include all of the people you’ll be surrounded by. This holiday is known for being surrounded by people you’re thankful for and enjoying each other’s company.

Thanksgiving makes for a great family holiday photoshoot, and that doesn’t mean you have to take the pictures on Thanksgiving. Booking a professional photographer during the Thanksgiving season means you can have your entire family together for pictures, and no one feels left out. Kids are home from college? Parents are visiting from a different state? Everyone is home for the first time in months, and you want to capture that. You’ll never have to worry about purchasing professional equipment, but you’ll get the professional look (since we know your cell phone won’t cut it). 

If you’re looking for more outdoorsy family photo ideas to embrace social distancing, you can enjoy your group pictures on the porch. You can also get some fun shots playing in the fallen leaves in your backyard.

The same photos, both indoors and outdoors, can be done if you’re having a Friendsgiving, or are getting your friends together for the first time. Especially during this year due to the pandemic, it was difficult to see loved ones, whether that be family or friends. This will be the perfect timing to hire a private photographer. They can capture the smiles, laughs, and drinking, of course!

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Holiday #3

Christmas Photoshoot Tips

The twinkling lights, snowfall, and fireplace are just some of the reasons why Christmas feels so magical. There are so many opportunities for a professional photographer to capture all the beautiful moments during Christmas. You’re going to want to capture all the joy and peace this holiday brings.

In order to create the perfect Christmas photoshoot, you’re going to want to make sure the lighting is on point, which is why hiring a photographer is the perfect plan. They know how to bump up the ISO to find the right ambient-to-flash balance and use the correct apertures in order to get stellar Christmas lights in the background without disturbing the foreground. Using natural light and avoiding flash will also help to maintain good quality photos, so trust your professional photographer to do it all for you (after all, that’s why they’re called “professionals”). Your holiday photographer will help you get these outstanding Christmas family photos, and all you’ll have to do is smile.

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How to Book Your Holiday Photoshoot

Our experienced team of photographers is located in over 900 destinations around the world, which means we have a perfect match for you in order to make your holiday photoshoot as special as it can be. You can book any of our professional photographers based on where you want to go or where you’re located. In fact, we can help you choose a photographer that matches your requirements and needs.  

Our skilled Localgraphers will also be able to help plan and brainstorm some holiday photo session ideas. And don’t worry; they can keep a socially distant holiday photoshoot, so you don’t have to feel uncomfortable.

Don’t forget to book your holiday photo sessions early, as the holiday season is always a busy time of year. This way you’ll be able to fully plan out what kind of photo shoot you want to do, and secure the time and date you desire. Plus, you’ll have your photos ready in time for the holidays, so you can give out your pictures as photo cards, scrapbook gifts, frames, and more!

As far as your budget goes, we offer various packages to suit your needs, as we know there is something for everyone who uses our services. Our Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Video Packages consist of prices and inclusions meant just for you to ensure the perfect and affordable photo shoot.

Gift cards are also a great way to use your holiday photoshoot for another year. If you don’t feel as if this year screams “holiday photo shoot,” we get it. But if you like the idea of it (because let’s be honest, who doesn’t want happy memories that last a lifetime), you can purchase gift cards to make the most out of your photoshoot for a later date.

We create gift cards to meet special occasions, including a Birthday photo gift card or Christmas photoshoot gift card. This unique gift might be a perfect inspiration to give to a loved one under the Christmas tree or as a birthday, wedding or engagement present. This custom photo session opportunity can be used at any destination and for whenever they feel suits them best. The choice is yours. Now, for the holiday season, you can get this limited-time special 10% OFF all our gift cards available on our website and save up to $75! Talk about a holly jolly holiday!

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