20th of December
Today’s advent calendar is sponsored by VFN member business Neta Arubas photography
The holiday season isn’t just about the festivities; it’s about creating timeless memories with your loved ones. As a family photographer, I’ve had the privilege of witnessing and immortalizing the essence of Christmas through the lens. Here’s my guide to capturing the magic of this special time through photography.
The holiday season isn’t just about the festivities; it’s about creating timeless memories with your loved ones. As a family photographer, I’ve had the privilege of witnessing many unique moments and I would like to share with you some tips to capturing the magic of this special time through photography.
1. Embrace the Coziness:
Christmas brings with it a unique warmth and coziness. Embrace it! Opt for natural light when capturing moments indoors. Gather your family around the fireplace, snuggled in blankets, or engaging in activities like decorating the tree. These candid moments often embody the true spirit of the season.
2. Seek the Details:
It’s the little details that make Christmas so enchanting. Focus on the intricate decorations, the twinkling lights, the ornaments, and the handwritten letters to Santa. These elements not only add depth to your photos but also evoke nostalgia in the years to come.
3. Candid Joy of Traditions:
Capture the joy of traditions! Whether it’s baking cookies, wrapping gifts, or singing carols, these rituals bring families closer. Don’t be afraid to snap away during these moments. The genuine laughter and shared experiences make for heartwarming photographs.
4. Explore Outdoors:
Venture outside to capture the winter wonderland. Whether it’s a snowy landscape or simply the crispness of the air, the outdoors provide a picturesque backdrop. Let the natural beauty of the season complement your family portraits.
5. Timing is Key:
Consider the timing of your photo sessions. Early mornings or late afternoons often provide the best lighting conditions. Plus, quieter times can help your family feel more relaxed and natural in front of the camera.
6. Cherish the Imperfections:
Perfectly imperfect moments are often the most beautiful. A child’s messy hair, a quirky facial expression, or a playful spill of hot chocolate can add character to your photos. Embrace these imperfections; they tell a genuine story.
7. Share the Joy:
Lastly, don’t forget to put the camera down and be fully present with your family. Enjoy the moments, savor the laughter, and create memories that go beyond the photographs.
Remember, the holiday time is about the joy of togetherness. As a family photographer, my goal is not just to capture images but to freeze moments that will be cherished for a lifetime. Embrace the magic, capture the joy, and let your photos tell the story of your beautiful holiday traditions. Happy holidays and happy capturing!