Holiday

Family Holiday Photography

Taking holiday photos is an annual tradition for many Minnesota families. Whether you want to create the ultimate holiday card or simply want to capture one of the most magical times of the year, CLIX can help you achieve stunning, one-of-a-kind family holiday photos you’ll be proud to share. Contact us today to book a session!

Things to keep in mind about family holiday photos:

  • Most families like to book their holiday photography sessions in the fall, which is the busiest season for us. If you wait until the last minute to try to book, we might be full for the season.
  • If you’re hoping to use your images for Christmas or holiday cards, we recommend scheduling your session for a date that is at least two weeks prior to when you plan to drop the cards in the mail. We need time to edit and upload the images (about 48 hours), and you need time to go through the images to pick your favorites, order cards, fill out addresses, get postage, etc.
  • When thinking of holiday cards, most people think about Christmas card photos. But if you can’t get your session scheduled in time to send those out, it’s not the end of the world! Consider sending out family holiday photos around New Years – you’ll have a little more wiggle room, and your card will stick out from the rest.
  • Plan ahead! Book your appointment and determine your outfits at the same time. Do not wait to decide what you are wearing an hour before the photo session.
  • You do not need to over-engineer the matching outfits or be limited to red and green. Just stay away from bold patterns.
  • Make sure babies and young children are well rested and well fed. Plan your session around nap times.
  • Manage your expectations. In most family sessions, the adults are actually the worst participants because they want everything to be “perfect.” But the truth is, oftentimes the casual “outtakes” turn out to be your favorite images.
  • If you have small children, let your photographer know of any agreements or “bribes” so that they can use them when needed.
  • Adults: Once posed, please stay focused on the photographer as they will work on getting the children to look at the camera with a great smile. It is your job to keep smiling and looking at the camera – not at all the goofy things the photographer is doing to help the children.
The standard studio appointment at CLIX is one hour. We plan for approximately 20 minutes in the studio camera room, and then about 40 minutes in the private viewing room. Of course, this can vary, and we certainly will book more time as needed for on-location photoshoots.
The standard studio process at CLIX:
  • Schedule an appointment – CLIX has many backdrop options, please share any preferences when making an appointment so that we can have your backdrops ready to go for you. But, if you do not have any expectations, you can discuss ideas with your photographer upon arrival.
  • Arrive for your session – meet your photographer and discuss expectations
  • Capture great images in studio.
  • Move to a private viewing room to view and order prints. In most cases, images can be available same day or next day. We print all photos onsite!
  • Don’t have time to view/order? With a deposit, images can be loaded online for viewing at home.

Contact CLIX Today

At CLIX, capturing life’s moments is our passion. Whether you opt to have your family’s holiday portraits taken at our studio in Plymouth or on location somewhere in the Twin Cities, we promise to deliver a fun and relaxing experience! For more information about our services or to book a session, please give us a call at 763-657-0239, or connect with us online.

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