Selfies Are Fun, but Holiday Family Portraits are Forever

The holidays are our favorite time of the year. We have the honor of capturing some of the same families year after year, watching their children grow and new members join the family. There’s also a joy in knowing that the images we capture are forever—gifted, treasured and passed down.

Yet, especially during this season, the days are busier than ever and we all tend to take more photos “on the fly.” It makes sense, as we carry cameras via our smartphones. But how often do we print those images? Gift them to others? Probably not as often as any of us would like.

The tradition of holiday family portraits carries on, and with good reason. Here’s what to consider if you’re debating holiday portraits — and matching holiday cards — this year.

There’s Capturing, then There’s Crafting and Captivating

Look through your smartphone photos and you’ll see that, most likely, few are of the whole family, with the lighting, wardrobe, background, and focus that you would choose if you could go back in time…and that’s fine! But for special moments, it’s worth planning ahead and having professional portraits made (with you in the photo, too).

A Level of Quality Worth Gifting

There are so many factors that go into arranging, lighting, staging and crafting the perfect holiday portrait. An experienced photographer can get the best out of each family member and from the collective group, resulting in a portrait that you’ll not only be proud to display in your home, but also to gift to others this holiday season and even send as holiday cards. Yes, we just crossed a few to-dos off your holiday list!

It Is So Much More Than a Portrait

How better to capture your family year after year, consistently, than through family holiday portraits? Seeing how they change and grow is more than a worthwhile investment for you, it will prove to be for your children, as well, as they grow into adulthood. Plan ahead this holiday season—find the photographer that captures your family’s style and schedule your session now!

Plan Ahead for Portraits and Holiday Cards

Now that it’s top-of-mind, we encourage you to call us or email us to discuss and schedule your holiday portrait session. The holidays will be here before you know it and session times fill up quickly!

To view examples of our family portraits captured in-studio and on-location, simply click here. Then, contact your local Gittings studio to schedule a holiday family portrait session!

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