It’s beginning to look A LOT like Christmas! Last week, I went out to a Christmas tree farm in The Woodlands, Texas (Old Time Christmas Tree Farm) with one GORGEOUS family! Holy cow, wowzers, and any other description of utter jaw-dropping beautiful-ness! Am I right or what?!? They came dressed to thrill in sequins, tulle, pleats and tuxedos! My heart was floored and I was over the moon excited. As we entered the Christmas tree farm, all heads were turning. The tree farm representative even deadpanned, “I take it they do not plan to cut down a tree tonight.” Ha, not so much!
Now, now, before you wonder too long and ask….mom’s dress is from Hazel and Olive AND it is SMOKIN’ HOT! <3 The others in rich, vibrant tones and luxe textures, off-set with the classic tuxedo styling, pushed the glam up a notch while the golden sun outlined them each in stunning light.
Oh my goodness, the poshly dressed kids just melt my heart. <3
So, this begs the question….should you go formal for family portraits? Here is where my brain goes on the topic. How often do you have family portrait sessions with a professional photographer? Is your family naturally prone to be a bit formal, theatrical or have social occasions in which formal wear is worn?
If your family is tried and true most comfortable in jeans or sweatpants, it might come across almost like a costume if you all of a sudden jump to high glam styling. It can translate to being unauthentic and frankly, the husband and kids might revolt and look awkward through the session. That is far from ideal for sure. However, if dressing up for church, parties or other occasions isn’t too far fetched GO FOR IT! You can have the more relaxed, cozy, casual session another time….let yourself shine and let he jaws drop!
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Holly Davis Photography specializes in child, family and high school senior portraiture in The Woodlands, Conroe, Spring, Magnolia, Montgomery and the North Houston, Texas area. For pricing information click here or to contact me about scheduling your custom session today!