Anybody who grew up with siblings knows that the holiday photos were an interesting prospect. They never quite turned out the way our mother wanted. At least that was the case with my family photos. If my brother or sister wasn’t making a ridiculous face, then I was distracted and looking the complete other direction. Getting us all to look prim and proper was a task.
Keep in mind that whatever photos you have taken, be it by a family member or professional, the best of the bunch are going to hang over the mantelpiece. Unless you want to look shameful for a few months, you best get yourself together because those pictures will be in large picture frames for a long time, haunting you daily and nightly until they get replaced with equally terrible photos.
Some things to keep in mind:
- Ignore your siblings’ taunts and insults. They’ll only make you scowl if you let it bother you.
- Avoid blinking and sneezing if possible. If you can’t, call time out so a photo isn’t wasted.
- Do NOT wear matching outfits. It’s creepy.
The one redeeming thing you can guarantee on is that whatever the outcome of the photo shoot, you are going to have it framed in a very nice wooden picture frame.