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How to Get the Best Christmas Tree Farm Family Photos This Year

©  2019 Julie Lich, Little Moments by Julie

It is officially the Christmas season! And what a better way to kick of holiday festivities than with a trip to a local Christmas Tree Farm to capture the holiday spirit in some family photos?

I asked my friend Julie Lich of Little Moments by Julie if she could share her tips on how to make the most of your time with a photographer and get the best Christmas Tree Farm Family Photos This Year.

Julie Lich is a photographer who specializes in capturing all your little moments so you can cherish them for a lifetime! She specializes in portrait and lifestyle photography,  of children, family, seniors, maternity, and weddings. Julie is located in Palmyra, NY. 

Contact Julie to Schedule Your 30 Minute Tree Farm Session!

Julie is booking appointments for December 8th at Koeberle’s U-Cut Tree Farm at 997 Canandaigua Road in Palmyra (Route 21 south), but has plenty of other opportunities and locations for your Christmas Tree Farm Photo Session during the Christmas Season.

©  2019 Julie Lich, Little Moments by Julie

Do Some Pre-Session Research 

It’s always best to look at the photographer’s work ahead of time.  Take the time to make sure their style fits with what you like. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.  A good photographer will welcome them and be happy to help you out, remember they WANT you to be happy with the finished photos. 

If there are certain photos and poses you have in mind, create a small list for the photographer and email ahead of time or show it to them at the start of the session, this is especially helpful for large groups.   Pinterest offers some great ideas for poses and groupings, but looking through the photographer’s website/galleries will give you a better idea of the photographer’s style and perspective, and will give you more realistic inspiration.

©  2019 Julie Lich, Little Moments by Julie

Dress Accordingly & Complementary

Dress in layers under the nice outfit if it will be cold. Don’t be afraid to bring your warm winter coats if it is cold out, slipping coats off and on doesn’t usually require a lot of time and you will be happy to have something warm.  It is also important to remember you are going to a farm, you should be prepared for mud or wet conditions.

The days of dressing all family members in a single color or the same plaid shirt are over. Outfits don’t need to be matchy matchy just simple similar colors that complement one another. Focus on coordinating outfits, not matching. I suggest if someone is wearing a patterned shirt to pick colors from that pattern for the rest of the family.

©  2019 Julie Lich, Little Moments by Julie

Stop Stressing & Let the Photographer Work Their Magic

It’s hard to anticipate how kids will handle a photo shoot, it can be exciting, or it can make them feel nervous and shy. It should be very helpful if the parents keep the energy light and playful, and let the photographer call the shots and direct the kids, this can go a long way to manage everyone’s stress levels. If you find you need help getting the little ones smiling to have one parent stand directly behind the photographer to keep the child’s eyes looking at the camera.  

Kids aren’t the only ones who can have a hard time with photoshoots If parents and adults are in the photo always keep looking at the camera and smiling. So many times I finally get the kids to all smile and dad isn’t looking or was talking. 

©  2019 Julie Lich, Little Moments by Julie

Don’t Be Afraid to Get Candid

Posed photos are great, but letting the photographer capture your family in more candid shots of your family interacting, or doing some sort of activity makes for a more natural and photo that captures your families unique spirit and character, and it also adds a lot more interest to the holiday card than the traditional posed shots. A light hearted tickle fit is usually a great way to get those more natural smiles and family interactions!


Contact Julie to Schedule Your 30 Minute Tree Farm Session!

Julie is booking appointments for December 8th at Koeberle’s U-Cut Tree Farm at 997 Canandaigua Road in Palmyra (Route 21 south), but has plenty of other opportunities and locations for your Christmas Tree Farm Photo Session during the Christmas Season.


I hope these tips will help you make the most of your family photo session at the Christmas Tree Farm this year!

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