Preparing for your Holiday Photo Session

November 27, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Home for the Holidays

Holidays are the time of the year that brings families together. There is a deep desire in each heart, to fly or drive to be with family. Many enjoy the time, and some take candid shots of each other with cameras and phones. Few take the time to capture the memories with professional family holiday photographs. CMQ Photos are amongst the best family photographers in Arizona, and have the goal of helping your preserve your time together, with keepsake photographs that will last for generations. We will come to your home or meet you in your favorite outdoor location.

Phoenix Arizona family portraitPhoenix Arizona family portraitAnthem Arizona family portrait Preparing for Your Holiday Photo Shoot

CMQ Photos would like to offer you the following tips on preparing for your photo shoot with us. 

  • Take some time to talk with family members about wardrobe choices. Some people opt to wear matching holiday scarves, for example. Others decide to wear a specific color of shirt, jeans, and boots. There is no right or wrong choice, but we can tell you from experience that our most satisfied customers are those who have planned color coordinating outfits or accessories. Avoid patterns and logos, as they detract from the faces in the photograph.
  • Details are important, when coming to a photo shoot. Regardless of the choice of attire, the most important rule of thumb is to have the clothes neat, wrinkle free, and lint free. Ladies will want to have their hair done prior to the appointment time, and have hairspray and a comb ready for last minute touch ups. Men should plan to have haircuts several days prior to the photo shoot, and any facial hair should be well groomed. Nails are important, and children are often the ones whose nails are overlooked. Skin blemishes should be covered with makeup (yes, men too!). Moist lips always look better in family portraits, so be sure to bring lip balm or Chapstick to the family photo session.
  • Have fun with your family before the holiday photography session! Laughing and relaxing together will create a bond that will be evident in the photos. CMQ Photos photographers are very good at capturing expressions and love in family portraits.
  • Staying hydrated the week of your holiday photography session will improve your skin texture and tone. Be sure to eat before your session. Being hungry during the session will serve only to be a distraction and will steal the joy we want you to feel as you are with your family on such a memorable occasion as a holiday photo shoot.
  • If you have specific ideas for the holiday photo shoot, that you may have seen on a website, Pinterest or in a magazine, be sure to tell us! We welcome ideas and creativity, as these are the elements that comprise a great family photo shoot and build memories that last a lifetime.

Call CMQ Photos today to schedule soon, as we are getting booked quickly. We look forward to working with you and your family, to create lasting memories of your holiday time together.


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