“Smile, sweet baby girl.”
“Come on, precious, give mama a smile.”
“If you do not look at the camera and smile like you are happy, I will seriously consider canceling Christmas.”
Has the above scenario happened to you? You have dressed your child in Christmas finery, selected the most festive location in town and pulled out the camera to take the perfect Christmas card picture. Such a picture becomes the unattainable dream as little Johnnie and sweet Susie do anything BUT look at the camera and smile. They dig in the dirt, they pull at the bows on the Christmas tree, they fight with each other. They do nothing that is worthy of that iconic Christmas card photo.
This year, take a minute to plan your Christmas card photoshoot before pulling out the firly plaid dresses and dashing holiday sweater vests. Local photographer, Paige Pearson of P3 Photography (and mother of 3), has some tips on how to get kids to cooperate with having their pictures made this holiday season.
Try out a few of this tricks and see if your Christmas card is a bit more “Norman Rockwell” this year as opposed to something that appears to be a reject of Clark Griswold.