“The time is coming, leaves are turning, fireplaces are roaring, crafts are being made in an abundance, and families are trying to find the perfect matching outfits for photos. Yep. It’s the holidays!
I have partnered with JCPenney to give y’all a look into how we capture our family photos.
First off, take a deep breath. I know, it may sound simple but really, if you are taking the photos yourself, it is especially important to go into it with the right outlook. If you are stressed or annoyed things will just spiral, but if you go into it knowing there are going to be hiccups along the way, you will be better prepared to smile through it. I absolutely love that I can shop for my entire family on the Peyton & Parker line. It makes coordinating so easy and all of their pieces are so affordable.
Second, when you are picking out clothing, make sure that it is something your kids will feel confident in! My kids have a very unique style. For our holiday photo shoot, instead of forcing them to wear exactly what I wanted them to wear, I selected a few options from the new Peyton and Parker line at JCPenney for them to choose from. I can tell this made a difference in their mood when we were getting ready for the photoshoot. As a bonus, they were so obsessed with their clothing that they didn’t want to take them off! There were so many options that each of the kids were able to get something that really helped their personalities shine!
Third, find your happy place! I know we are all wanting to get that perfect shot with the perfect colors and everything, but, I’d like to suggest that instead, you find a place that feels like home. For us that is outside. We chose our favorite field and brought some of our favorite pieces from the Peyton and Parker home goods line to make our shoot feel even more like home.
My girls are always wanting to do picnics so I was so excited to bring our adorable Peyton and Parker holiday plates and mugs to our shoot and set up a cute little tea party for them. They felt so special and I was able to get some adorable natural photos of them in the process.
Holiday photos are some of my favorites, they have a unique magic to them and capture such a beautiful, family-centered time in our lives. To create your own beautiful photoshoot head on over to JCPenney and check out their new Peyton and Parker lifestyle line. They have everything you need, from the perfect family outfits to festive home decor.