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Fun ideas for personalizing your family’s holiday photography


Holiday family photography is a wonderful way to highlight the love you share while celebrating this special season. Dressing up in nice holiday outfits is always a festive approach, but you might be looking to change things up a bit this year for your JCPenney Portraits by Lifetouch session. If so, consider fun ways you can reflect your family’s personality and make your images one of a kind.


Holiday overlays


No matter your family’s style, your favorite studio images can be enhanced with thoughtful holiday overlays that capture the spirit of the season. With special seasonal phrases that can be digitally added to images, it provides the perfect dash of holiday magic. These phrases come in a variety of beautiful fonts and include words like “Merry Christmas,” “Happy Hanukkah,” Happy New Year,” “Feliz Navidad” and more.


Ask your photographer about overlays at your session and he or she will recommend backgrounds and posing ideas that best work to incorporate overlays into your holiday photography. Overlays are fantastic if you plan to send out a holiday card or create personalized photography gifts, as they give an undeniable essence of cheer.




Props add personality to photography and can make it stand out with the ideal touch of seasonality. Every JCPenney Portraits location has a variety of holiday props as well as neutral options. To add a flavor of the holidays, your photographer might suggest adding colorful presents, bulbs in rich hues or a beautiful evergreen wreath. The addition of boxes and chairs expands the posing potential and makes your photographs stand out.


Of course you’re not limited to the props at the studio! Feel free to bring in your own props to enhance your family photographs. Maybe you want everyone to wear the same Santa hat or bring in a snuggly blanket knit by Grandma? Options are endless, so if you have a vision, bring your prop along and photographers will help incorporate it in tasteful and unique ways.


Holiday PJs


Is there anything more exciting than the moment your kids wake up on Christmas morning? With everyone in their pajamas, you get to enjoy the start of the day together! It’s this sentiment that inspires family PJ photography sessions. Everyone dresses in their PJs and you create a heartwarming image of celebrating the holidays together.


Wondering whether to match or not to match? The choice is up to you! However, the top trend is for families to match or coordinate holiday PJs for their family photography. If you don’t already have seasonal PJs for your whole crew, check out the holiday pajama options from JCPenney. From classic buffalo plaid to gnomes, reindeer, snowmen and more, you’ll find adorable options that will be comfy, cozy and cute on everyone.


Get ahead of the holiday rush by scheduling your family photography session today! You’ll get the best images to celebrate the season and honor your bond as a family.


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