Christmas is my absolute favourite time of the year! And Christmas Mini Sessions are always so much fun and they some of my favourite mini sessions to do. I am so fortunate to always sell out so fast for my dates! In 2019, I partnered with Benjamin Tree Farm outside Waterloo and Evergreen Christmas Tree Farm outside Guelph to host some awesome Christmas Tree Mini Sessions. In 2020, I partnered with Evergreen Tree Farm just outside Guelph and Primula - Bakker Lane Farms just outside Drumbo. I typically host these sessions in November, so that I have enough time to edit the photos but also so that people have time to send out Christmas cards to family and friends or use the photos in another before Christmas. Another couple of reasons are that the tree farms are usually not as busy yet and usually the temperatures are not as cold yet (not always true lol). Keep reading to find out the best ways that you can prepare for your Christmas Mini Sessions with Photography From The Soul.
Now the thought of coordinating the family and picking out outfits has slipped into your mind and your head is spinning! Don’t worry, that is why I am here to help. Christmas Mini Sessions are meant to be fun, so don’t let yourself get all worked up over the many tiny details. With that being said, here are some helpful tips to get the most out of your Christmas Mini Session.
Coordinate Outfits; No Need to be too ‘Matchy-Matchy’
I like to suggest to my clients to pick out THREE colours that you think go well together and to have one of those colours a neutral colour. After selecting your colour palette, select outfits for your family that coordinate with the colours you have chosen. You do not all have to be wearing matching sweaters and identical pants (although sometimes that can look great also). Don't be scared to mix it up a bit, while sticking to the colour palette that you have chosen. This will create unity without going to far over the top. For example, when I think of Christmas, RED instantly comes to my mind. So a great Christmas outfit colour scheme would be Red, Denim and White! FYI, Red always looks great against the dark green of a Christmas Tree.