Every year the fall season brings with it a pleasant change in weather and an increasing demand for photography. This is the busiest time of the year for me, as many families book photo sessions to capture their annual family photos.
Though I specialize in weddings, family sessions hold a special place for me–what an incredible thing to witness the evolution of a family as returning clients come back year after year to update their family photos. Seeing a kid go from a baby who can barely crawl to a toddler running around is so, so fun.
A lot of my clients take annual family photos to share them with their loved ones in a holiday or Christmas card. With those clients in mind, I’ve compiled a list of my top five favorite holiday cards for use with annual family photos.
The simplicity of this design makes this card a classic choice. This is also a perfect choice when it’s nearly impossible to narrow down only one card to feature as the main photo.
My favorite thing about this one is how original it is! Aside from featuring your top three favorite photos from your annual photoshoot, perhaps you can also include your top three favorite moments or milestones of the year.
I love this one because you can never go wrong with a foil-pressed card featuring calligraphy. There are few things that are as elegant.
If there is one photo from your family photoshoot that undeniably stands out from the rest, this is the perfect card in which to feature it. I love this card’s classic Christmas feel.
Another classic card to feature a single photo. This style of holiday card works best with vertical shots portraying a darker background, which allows the white text to stand out.
If you do create a Christmas card featuring a photo that I’ve taken, or even if not, please share it with us. We love to see Christmas cards from clients and we keep all the ones we receive.
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—the attention to detail, ease of working together, his fun personality and his dedication to his work are top notch. Simply capturing the people that were there was one thing, but Eddy captured the emotions and the story behind the entire day and for that we will be forever grateful.