It may only be August, but it’s the perfect time to think about having your holiday photos taken early. You might be saying to yourself, “I still have five months!” You’d be surprised how quickly time passes from now to the holiday season. On top of that, fall sessions book up fast and the holiday pace only gets more stressful.
Here are 8 reasons schedule your holiday session sooner, rather than later:
Open Session Dates
Late summer and fall session opening are still available for many photographers, but they won’t be for long. As we approach fall, more and more families will start to feel the pull to book their sessions. By planning now, you’ll have your pick of dates. Which means you have a much better chance of getting the time slot you’re hoping for.
Holiday Cards and Gifts Ready
There’s nothing worse than rushing to finish holiday cards and photo gifts at the last minute. Plan out your holiday photo session early, and you have more time to relax, plan, and prep your cards and gifts. Who doesn’t love to be ready for the holidays in advance?
Peace of Mind
The holiday season is stressful and busy enough. Having your holiday photos taken early means you’re able to spread out the tasks at hand. When crunch time happens, as it always does, your holiday cards and photo gifts are one less thing to worry about.
Happy People=Happy Photos
Racing around, trying to manage a hundred obligations is enough to put a damper on even the most positive person. Add to that a bunch of little people you’re trying to corral and you’ve got yourself a bunch of crabby people. When you feel more at ease, your family feels more at ease. When your family is more at ease, you’re all going to take better photos. Everyone wants that, your photographer included.
Photos taken as summer comes to an end, or as fall begins, means everyone still has their summer glow. Happy memories of summer vacations, swimming at the beach, and relaxing in the sun are still near and dear. All of this translates to beautiful smiles, happy faces, and healthy looking families.
Gorgeous Fall Colors
There’s nothing quite like fall colors in Washington DC. Some of the summer gardens are still in bloom, but beginning to change over. Trees are blazing with color. Capturing this time of year for your holiday photos also provides gorgeous backdrops for your shots. This means beautiful photos you can be proud to display in your home all year long. The period of days for prime fall foliage are limited, so booking early to reserve this time is essential
Many of my clients will hunt for the perfect outfit for each family member before a photo shoot. It might seem trivial, but all the fall clothing sales provide great opportunities to save on coordinating family outfits.
Who doesn’t love a little something to brag about? Life is hectic and crazy as it is. It’s nice when everything falls into place and you have something to be proud of. Beating the rush to have your holiday photos taken is certainly something to be excited about. Why not share the excitement?
Get a Head Start
Late fall is always a super busy time of year with preparations for Thanksgiving. Then, before you can blink your eyes, Christmas has arrived. Why not have your holiday photos taken early and get your cards and gifts ready before all of the craziness ensues? Trust me, you’ll be glad you did. Give me a call today. 🙂
About the Author:
Julie Kubal is a child and family portrait artist and photographer serving Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. She is passionate about creating warm and meaningful artwork through modern portraits and lifestyle photography at a location of your choice!