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Are you wondering if it’s possible to have perfect family photos? Each year, families head to portrait studios to have their family photos taken for Christmas cards. Each year, when the photos are printed, millions of women look at them and hate the way they turned out. Am I right? I received products for this post. This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.
Perfect Family Photos
First, resign yourself to the fact that it may not be possible to have perfect family photos. There are so many different variables that you cannot control when you add several people to a photo shoot especially if there are kids involved. What you can control is how you look in those photos. So, here are a few tips.
Skip the patterns
It can be tempting to wear your candy cane sweater or plaid tights, but unless you are sure it won’t clash, it is best to stick to a solid color. You may end up standing against a background that doesn’t work well. Or, other people in your family photo may wear something that doesn’t match your look.
Take a few moments to speak to others and make sure you are wearing coordinating colors. Your red sweater will look great with your daughter’s red tights and your husband’s red tie. It may not look as good with your sister’s pink dress. Be sure that everyone doesn’t wear the same color. Six people with red sweaters may be too much.
In some cases, these photos may be hanging on your wall for years to come. Choose classic colors and patterns over trendy items. Minions may be super hot right now, but in five years, they probably won’t be.
Remember to Accessorize
It can be tempting to focus entirely on what everyone is wearing. But, remember to give some thought to your accessories. You’ll want to add a necklace, bracelet or pin for a little bit of sparkle. And, you may want to leave your activity tracker at home unless it’s super stylish.
Good Hair Day
It never fails that when we have our family photos taken, my hair does not cooperate. Make sure that you use products to give your hair shine and volume and help with manageability like ColorProof Color Care Authority product line. ColorProof has created three signature kits that will leave you looking flawless in this year’s family photo!
ColorProof Shiny & Bright SuperRich Holiday Kit ($34.00, ColorProof.com)
Designed for fine to medium color-treated hair in need of hydration, our moisture system features a proprietary blend and certified botanicals to infuse lightweight, luxurious moisture, strength, and unsurpassed color protection. Hair is left nourished and vibrant with incredible shine.
ColorProof Shiny & Bright SuperPlump Holiday Kit ($34.00, ColorProof.com)
Designed for color-treated hair in need of body and fullness, our proprietary blend of revolutionary volumizing polymers and Pro-Vitamin B5 Panthenol deliver optimum fullness and weightless body — boosts volume while prolonging color life.
ColorProof Shiny & Bright CrazySmooth Holiday Kit ($34.00, ColorProof.com)
Our revolutionary CrazySmooth® system features our proprietary blend of rare essential oils including Camellia and Abyssinian, as well as seaweed and shea butter, to instantly eliminate unruly frizz, repair and infuse with extreme smoothness, shine and super healthy youthful condition.
Don’t leave anything up to chance this year when you have your family photos taken.
Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes you can feel beautiful at any age and any size. She shares healthy, realistic beauty and fashion information geared toward women over the age of 40. If you’d like to work together, email email@example.com to chat.