Eggnog, ornaments, carols – the holidays are the perfect time of year for a lot of things. However, many people overlook the fact that this time of year is also the prime opportunity to capture those family portraits that you’ve wanted for so long. Apart from the fact that they make the perfect Christmas present, here are our top five other reasons why the holiday season is the best time to book your family photo session.

1. The holidays may be the only time all year when your entire family gets together.
Life is busy. Between work, school, travel, and day-to-day responsibilities, it’s difficult to find a time when everybody in your family can get together in the same place at the same time. The holiday season is when relatives come in from out of state to join in the festivities. Older children are back home from college, and younger kids are on break from school, making scheduling your session that much easier.


2. The holiday spirit means that everybody will already be in the mood to take part in family activities such as photo-taking.
There’s something magical about the way some of life’s stress seems to dissolve a little bit once the calendar reads December. There’s also something magical about the way the group atmosphere tends to shine through photos. Taking photos around Christmastime ensures that the joy and closeness that your family experiences while being together will reveal itself once you receive your images.


3. Christmas photos provide the opportunity to use props.
What other chance than Christmastime do you have to opportunity to don your family in matching beanies or earmuffs? We know from personal experience that there’s nothing cuter than babies in sleighs and kids on dad-dressed-like-Santa’s lap.


4. Snow makes the best backdrop.
Out of all of the seasons, wintertime provides one of the most magical backgrounds for your photos. Whether the snow is falling at the time of your shoot or has just freshly frosted the ground, a winter flurry provides a unique photo opportunity.

5. Family photos can easily become your next favorite holiday tradition.
Maybe your family already has a myriad of holiday traditions. Maybe you’re looking to start some or just establish a few new ones. Either way, we know that photography and the experience of taking family pictures has a way of bringing people together, and always results in warm and treasured memories.