12 Days of Christmas Traditions: Family Pictures from Blissful and Domestic

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-12 Days of Christmas Traditions-
We are excited to introduce you to our friend Danielle over at Blissful and Domestic. She is such a doll and we have enjoyed getting to know her! She has some great ideas to share with you today . . . take it away, Danielle!
Day 2: Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic
"Family Pictures"
Hello Lovelies! I am so excited to be here on Six Sisters' Stuff, sharing one of my Family's Traditions. My name is Danielle and my bloggy home is
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I love to blog about family, crafts, sewing, cooking, homeschool, repurposing...
basically anything that lets me use my creativity.....
I also love photography, which is why I wanted to share this particular family tradition today.
Every year I aspire to have family pictures taken.
I hate the phony bologna pictures taken at studios.
They are so stuffy and so not cute!
Blah to those kind of pictures!
I like ones outdoors, where my kids can play and we can catch our Kodak Moments, while enjoying time together.
This being said, my Sister and I try to take family
pictures of one another each year.
Doing it together makes it more fun for everyone.
Our Hubbys are not too grumpy about dressing nice for an afternoon...
and the littles are just excited to see their cousins.
We don't have fancy cameras...
We just find a pretty spot we love and start snapping...
Here are some tips for taking pictures with...
a regular camera
regular everyday (non-photo trained) people
and rambunctious littles
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When a moment allows....
the Hubs and I always take a snap of ourselves.
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Take walking photos...
Start far back...and start walking
Have your photographer AKA sister just snap away as you walk...
You'll be surprised how many of these quick snaps will turn out too cute!
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Find a pretty spot and cuddle with those littles...
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While Uncle and Niece chat,
ask them to look up and smile...
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Always take goofy grin pictures of littles...
Love these ones!
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Pictures where your Hubby doesn't smile,
may turn out to be the BEST.
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Include your scenery in your pictures.
Pictures don't have to always be closeup.
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Have fun with catching the little things.
Like the shoes we wore that day.
Their shoes won't always be that small.
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Snap pictures of the leaves or
a feather your son finds and thinks is cool.
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Don't be afraid to go solo on the pictures.
You deserve a portrait as well!
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Always be patient when taking pictures of littles.
You don't won't to miss those sweet, quite moments between cousins.
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Love your shadows.
and always find cool fences.
I swear they make the best backdrops for pictures.
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Take pictures of the landscape.
Remember God's beauty in everything he has given us.
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I love pictures of people walking away.
I think their is so much sweetness in a daughter and
father walking hand in hand.
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And finally...
Want to know what the best part about taking your own pictures with family?
Leaf fights can break at any moment..
causing GREAT Kodak Moments.
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I hope you get a chance to snap a few pictures
of your family this holiday season.
From My family to Yours....
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
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