Every year, The Holiday Card Photo causes mothers everywhere undue stress. Why, WHY, is it so difficult to get your whole family looking pleasant for 1/1000th of a second? Children in terrific moods are suddenly pulling hair and crying. Perfectly clean clothes get mysterious stains from thin air. It’s a mystery of the universe for sure.
Thank goodness Shutterfly just launched the amazing Family photo site, Shutterfly Family Photos! This site is such a great resource – I immediately added it to my bookmarks, since I always have trouble getting great family photos. They have tips on dealing with difficult children (and difficult husbands), tips and tricks for lighting and backgrounds, ideas for indoor and outdoor settings and (my personal favorite) an entire series of style tips from a fashion and style expert, Jenn Falik. Among the top style trends for this season’s holiday photos, Jenn Falik has great recommendations for photo styling – and we came up with some examples you can pick from!
Group photos can bring one of the season’s hottest trends, color-blocking, into action. Arrange your family in different bold hues for a stylish, runway-ready look! Recommended color choices this season include jewel tones like rich purple, cobalt blue, emerald green and lipstick red. We went with reds and pinks paired with neutral gray!
Cozy knits, specifically in shades of ivory or chocolate brown, will be trending this holiday season; and the textures of sweaters can play beautifully in photos. Pair with similarly colored bottoms for just the right amount of coordination. How cozy is this?
Opt for one large statement piece and one small accent piece per person, such as a hair accessory or scarf – minimal accessories with maximum impact.
Thanks to Shutterfly, we can all have gorgeous family photos in our holiday cards… in more ways than one!
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