Guest – Linda Baca
Do you always remember to take great holiday photos?
Everyone loves the holidays. You get to enjoy family traditions and pass them along to the next generation … but they take time and we don’t have an endless supply of time. By adding extra activities to our busy schedule, it often means trying to do too much. It’s easy to end up so exhausted that we don’t enjoy ourselves. That’s why we’re hosting experts and Linda's offering you great tips to capture the best holiday photos.
Favorite Holiday Activity
Linda's favorite holiday activity is decorating the Christmas tree. She loves unwrapping and hanging the ornaments, and enjoys all the memories they bring back after collecting for many years.
3 Tips: Holiday Photos to Capture Special Moments
Linda is a lifestyle portrait and wedding photographer (visit her on Facebook). What started as a hobby, is rapidly becoming a professional endeavor with Linda's business growing by word-of-mouth. She's got some great tips on how to capture the best holiday photos, ones you'll cherish for years to come.
- Plan for your holiday photos by thinking through your holiday plans and who you'll be deciding. Identify those special people you'll be seeing that you'd love to photograph, like older people who you don't see often. Also prepare one special place in your home for great holiday photos, as everyone wants a few formal pics … although informal ones are just as good.
- Be sure you're always camera ready for those special moments. Leave your camera near your photo spot, or somewhere that it's easy to find and let your family know too as you won't always be there. Phones work well too, especially if you're out and forgot to bring your camera.
- Focus on capturing the special moments which often aren't posed. Linda shared a photo shoot she did recently, where she took photos of a family decorating their Christmas tree. Don't worry about getting the perfect photo, just capture anything that grabs your attention. It's also fine to take some posed photos when everyone is together.
If you’d like to listen to Linda and I talking about her tips, click to listen to the recording …
Most Important Holiday Goal
For Linda, the holidays are to enjoy with your family, and capture memories you'll enjoy throughout the year. Of course you want to capture some of these moments and don't worry about perfect, as you only get one chance. You can't roll the clock back and do it over.