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Don't Have a Photographer? - Tips on how to DIY your own Holiday Family Portraits

The holiday season is a special time of year when families come together to celebrate and create memories. One way to capture these memories is by taking family portraits. While it's always best to hire a professional photographer, it's not always possible, especially during this time of the year. So, if you want to try your hand at self-capturing family portraits during the holidays, here are some tips to help you get started:

  • Find the right location: The first step in self-capturing family portraits is finding the perfect location. Look for a spot with good lighting and a nice background. This could be in your home, a local park, or even at a holiday market. Just make sure the location is safe and easy to access.

  • Plan your outfits: Next, plan out your outfits for the photoshoot. Choose coordinating colors and styles that will look good together in the photos. Avoid wearing clothes with busy patterns or logos, as they can be distracting in the photos.

  • Set up your camera: Once you have the location and outfits sorted, it's time to set up your camera. If you have a DSLR or mirrorless camera, use a tripod to keep the camera steady. If you're using a smartphone, you can also use a tripod or try propping it up on a stable surface.