holiday photography sessions

Fun Ideas for Holiday Photo Sessions

During the holidays, photo booking sessions provide a great chance for families to capture memories with those they love most that they'll cherish forever.

If you're looking to book a photo session soon, follow these 4 tips for fun and cost-effective shots this holiday season.

1. Book a Mini-Session

Mini-sessions offer the benefit of a quick and more affordable session.

These 15- to 30-minute sessions usually feature more budget-friendly pricing and are a great option for families looking to get a few good holiday photos.

Booking a mini-session is a wonderful way to a build relationship with a photographer that you can hire again and that could expand to full-sessions in the future.

Mini-sessions also benefit the photographer as there is less to edit, less work overall, and the ability to book more sessions in a day.

2. Do Themed Shoots

The holidays provide plenty of opportunities for fun themed shoots.

Take advantage of limited-time themed shoots offered by your local photographer. Fun ideas include sitting with Santa Claus, fun holiday props, seasonal backdrops or all the above!

Additionally, you can use your holiday photos from the shoot to decorate your Christmas tree annually. It's a touching way to remember the session, plus the loved ones in the photos. Other ways to decorate with these photos include creating calendars, making Christmas cards, and giving framed photos away as gifts.

3. Take Advantage of the Outdoors

If you live somewhere that the leaves change color or you have a beautiful snowfall, use that to your advantage.

The outdoor scenery in the fall and winter time sets a beautiful backdrop for professional family photos that are perfect for holiday cards and announcements.

Even if you live in a more tropical climate, photos like these fun vintage holiday photos taken in Florida prove that you don't have to have snow to have a beautiful white Christmas.

4. Hire a Photographer to Shoot at Events

Take the photo session on the road to your local charity, community or church event during the holiday season.

Imagine the fun and creative possibilities with group shoots or a photo-booth type set-up at a holiday party.

Coordinate your ideas with your photographer to come up with several options during the event so that there are no shortage of opportunities to capture that timeless shot.

5. Generational Shots

The holidays are a great time when families are together, often with many generations gathering for celebrations.Use this opportunity to create memories that will last a lifetime and passed down to other generations.

Imagine a shot with a newborn baby and their great grandparents. Or a group photo with multiple generations all dressed in similar colors or attire at a favorite family location. Priceless memories indeed.

Need a Professional Photographer?

While some people can capture wonderful shots on their own, don't rule out the need for a professional photographer this time of year. Many shy away from the thought of hiring a pro for shots they think they can take themselves. Remember, to capture that timeless photo takes a combination of time, effort and experience. It's well worth it.

If you're looking for an experienced photographer, please contact me to set up a shoot that meets your needs.

With more than 38 experience as a professional photography,Lee Friedman is known for producing high-quality photos in a variety of settings and events, including weddings (over 3,500), corporate functions,birthdays, anniversaries, holiday sessions, and sporting events to name a few.Serving the South Central Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland areas, Lee uses the latest in digital photography technology to guarantee results that you won't forget.