If you’re planning to take holiday photos this year, it’s time to think about scheduling your family’s photo shoot. Although it may feel like summer isn’t even a memory yet, there are many reasons you’ll want to book your family’s holiday photos sooner rather than later. Here’s why it’s not too early to book your family’s cute Christmas pictures now.

Reasons to Schedule Holiday Family Photos Early

The last months of the year seem to be the busiest of the year, which is why booking your family’s holiday photos now is smart. Keep in mind that the holidays are less than 90 days away, and during those three months, you are likely to be busier than ever with:

  • Holiday Shopping
  • Travels to Family or Family Visiting
  • End of Year School Activities for Kids

On top of planned travel, guests, and end-of-semester activities, the holidays present additional challenges, such as stress. According to the American Psychological Association almost 4 in 10 people say that the holiday season causes stress. If you’re among those who experience an increase in stress during the holidays, you’ll want to book your photoshoot soon to ensure you wind up with cute Christmas pictures, rather than pictures where you look overwhelmed.

You should also remember that photographers can book up at this time of year. From company holiday parties to countless family bookings, booking your holiday photos now can ensure you get the date and time that works for all members of your family. 

Booking your holiday photos early can also help you manage your time if you intend to mail out photos with a letter, or card, so that you’re not rushing later in the season.  

Lastly, the colors of autumn make for stunning backdrops for photos. With golden, brown, and red leaves on trees and covering the ground, the fall is an excellent time of year for capturing cute Christmas pictures shot in nature. 

Ideas for Cute Christmas Pictures for Your Family

Not sure what style of photos you’d like for your family photos this holiday season? Consider some of these cute Christmas picture ideas:

  • Outfit your family in Santa hats
  • Sitting in front of a fireplace drinking hot chocolate
  • Family photos at a tree farm (or near pine trees outside)
  • Wearing Christmas pajamas
  • Studio photos using props (oversize presents, Christmas tree, candy canes, ornaments)
  • In-home photos in front of your Christmas tree
  • Kids wrapped in Christmas lights
  • Baking holiday cookies
  • Decorating a Christmas tree

If you’re still not sure what look you’d like, ask your photographer. They undoubtedly have many ideas for cute Christmas pictures you haven’t considered. They will be happy to make recommendations and suggestions. Of course, there’s no shortage of ideas to find online either. 

Book Your Family’s Holiday Photo Session Today

LifeSlice Photography is an award-winning photography studio in Lane County. Our experienced, and imaginative husband and wife team of photographers loves photographing families, including newborns, and furry members.  To book a holiday photo shoot for your family, contact us today.