Holiday photos: Tips & Tricks for Better Photos

‘Tis the season for Instagram feeds overflowing with holiday cheer! Create your own post-worthy pics with helpful tips and tricks courtesy of our favorite bloggers. From finding your best angle to coordinating outfits that are merry and bright, they’ll show you how to capture the moments that matter most.

Say “Cheese”!

With over 100k followers combined, our fashion bloggers know a thing or two about creating photos that people love (and like)! Here are their best tips for setting the scene and getting the shot.

Use your holiday display as a backdrop:

This gives the ultimate holiday vibe and a little extra sparkle to your pictures! @julianna_claire

Create a flattering angle:

Place one hand on your hip to create a flattering angle that works every time. @laceandpearlsblog

Take it outside:

Nothing beats outdoor lighting for candid photos. Oh, and make sure the kids aren’t hungry (I’m not above giving treats). @mykindofsweet

Pretend the camera isn’t there:

Have someone take your photos while you’re doing something natural like playing with your dogs or baking Christmas cookies. @julianna_claire

Think outside the box:

Make a serious face! Now strike a pose! Next make silly faces! The more the merrier!! Create a cool collage for sweet memories. @authentically.b

Master the selfie angle:

Straighten your arm out and angle your phone so the top half is leaning towards you and the bottom half is leaning away from you. A pop socket makes it even easier! @julianna_claire

Practice your favorite pose in the mirror:

Know your best angles and find your best side. @mykindofsweet

Don’t be afraid to give directions:

When handing your phone to someone, don’t be afraid to tell them the type of photo you’re looking for like horizontal, vertical, waist-up, etc. @julianna_claire

Create a photo tradition:

The coveted photo in my family is always of the baby cousins. Seeing them grow year after year in photos is the sweetest! @authentically.b

Coordinate outfits:

Coordinate your outfits and style them with hats, cute socks, and even scarves to add a fun, cozy element to your photos. @julianna_claire

Just have fun:

When you’re truly yourself, your best look will shine through! @laceandpearlsblog

Don’t forget to show us how you’re celebrating the season on Instagram  @maurices #discovermaurices