Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Our DIY Christmas Photos♡

I'm always on the search to do my own photos. Now with my first DSLR, I can really have fun! I've always taken our photos together myself for years with just a regular old point and shoot. I'm still learning to get better everyday but now I have what I feel like is a 'real' camera to really branch out!


One of the best things to get when taking your own photos is a tripod. I can not explain how much easier it is then setting it on something that's "just the right height". Usually never works how we want it to anyways. The tripod is so easy to throw your camera on (maybe not throw) and start shooting stable photos. No more shaky, blurred photos!! A life changer!


Another good thing to invest in is a remote for your camera. No more having to run back to the camera before the timer goes off! (Even though I'm sure that's good exercise) Getting a remote has been one of my favorite "must haves" when it comes to taking your own photos.

Don't forget about props and where you're taking your own photos. With it being so cold and snowy in Idaho lately, I reverted to just taking our Christmas photos indoors. A plain background can suffice but if you want to get extra fancy, in front of the Christmas tree is perfect for holiday photos. Or putting on reindeer antlers; what we did last Christmas.


So there are quite the basics. My husband is the most comfortable taking pictures when it's just me guiding him. I personally find it funner to try and do our own photos anyway. I love to edit and come up with my own ideas every year! So I hope you pull that camera out and have fun this year. I think it's a cold one.
Until next time! ♡

8 comments:

  1. so cute! have a lovely holiday season!
    xoxo

    journeythrutheseeyes.blogspot.com

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  2. Such a cute idea! Love all the photos.

    www.kissthechic.com

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  3. Such sweet photos! I especially love the one of you and your pup. :)

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    1. Thank you so much! :) It's definitely hard shooting dogs! Haha.

      xx

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  4. These pictures are so cute!! We never do mistletoe but now I think I'm going to have to secretly put some up in the house this year! Haha. Love this!

    Bethany xo

    www.missbethanykate.com

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    1. Awah thanks! You should it's a sweet little tradition!

      xx

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