There is absolutely nothing cuter than pets around the holidays. So, if you're looking to get some eyes on your Instagram feed, try putting your pet in some antlers.
Maisel here isn't a huge fan of things on her head, so this was a bit of a struggle. The key is to always have some treats on hand to distract.
I love the way this turned out, and I hope she will sit still later this week so I can take photos of her in her Christmas jammies.
2: MUG OF HOT CHOCOLATE
Is it even winter time, let along Christmas time, if you don't post a photo of your hot chocolate?
I think I found the PERFECT recipe this year. We bought some of that no-sugar added coco mix from Walmart. To make our coco, we add in four spoonfuls of the mix and a tiny bit of sugar. Top if off with marshmallows and you've got one tasty cut of hot chocolate.
Anyways, make sure you have a cute mug for this photo! I got this one from a secret Santa, and I adore it. My mom loves llamas, so I'm sure she thinks it's cute.
I don't have kids, but I find this trend hilarious. Instead of taking pictures with Santa Claus, try getting your kids' photo taken with the Grinch!
Obviously this is something that will have to wait until after this pandemic is over. However, if you have a family who can dress up as the Grinch, you might be able to get a funny and cute picture for your scrapbooks and Instagram feeds!
4: WRAPPED IN CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
I directed one of these shoots with a mascot and I absolutely loved the way it turned out.
Get some Christmas lights and wrap yourself and your partner (or just yourself) in the lights. Be aware that the lights can get hot, so I would advise doing this on smaller children or pets, unless it is super quick!
You will want your background to be a bit dark so that you can tell that the lights are actually on. What I found worked best was a solid black sheet and daylight. The photographer I worked with made the photos look so amazing!