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5 Ways to Avoid Holiday Photo Fails

Have you ever been caught in an embarrassing and memorable holiday photo that you wish would just go away? The photo request may have been sprung on you with little or no warning. Or maybe, you had all the best intentions for the photo to turn out just right, but instead were left wishing you could hide all the evidence!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Braun and Oral-B at The opinions and text are all mine.

I’ve experienced lots of photo failures. Like this one here. This impromptu shot was taken by my brother when he was visiting. Two of my kids are not even fully dressed. And my toddler was fighting to get out of my arms.

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We all look just thrilled to be taking a picture, don’t you think?

But you know what, it’s the only family photo I have of my crew from this year. So, while it may be a terrible, and embarrassing, photo I am grateful to have it.

But this year, I’m getting ready early and making a plan so that I can avoid holiday photo fails and instead have photos I will cherish for years to come!

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5 Ways to Avoid Holiday Photo Fails

1. Be Ready for Anything – You never know what will come your way when it’s time for holiday photos. The best way to prepare for the photos is to put in a little effort and look your very best at all the holiday gatherings. That way, when cousin so-and-so snaps a selfie of the two of you, you’ll be ready for whatever comes your way.

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2. Plan the Photo Opportunities – Instead of letting someone else run the show, you can plan specifically for a few holiday photos at specific events and at the beginning of gatherings so that everyone can expect them and not be caught off guard with that awkward mid-chew photo!

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3. Take Lots of Pictures – Don’t get stuck with the one terrible shot with your eyes closed and the kids fighting, take a series of photos and don’t be afraid to change up the location some to ultimately decide once you see the finished photos which one or two look best – and delete the rest!

4. Be Behind the Camera – If you have your camera out and ready and are documenting the family events you’ll benefit by being both behind the camera and the one calling all the shots (literally). Other family members will leave the photos to you once they see you’ve got it covered. Then, you’ll be able to screen the photos and only send out the very best ones after the event.

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5. Relax and Enjoy the Event – If you spend all your holiday time worrying about how the photos will turn out, you won’t be able to really take in the holiday spirit and the special time you have to spend with loved ones. Plus, you’ll look your very best with a smile on your face!

What’s the worst holiday photo you can remember? Are you ready for a do-over this holiday season?  

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Braun and Oral-B at The opinions and text are all mine.

Krystel | Travel on a Budget

Tuesday 18th of December 2018

Haha! I actually dislike photos a lot but later I'm thankful for them later. These tips are good


Tuesday 18th of December 2018

I have yet to take a good holiday picture. I think it is me, not my kids. I need to practice.

Jennifer H

Tuesday 18th of December 2018

It's so hard to get the whole family together and smiling and not blinking LOL! I like your suggestion of just relaxing and enjoying the moments.

Cathy Mini

Tuesday 18th of December 2018

Those are perfect tips to catch great memories during the holiday. I remember when I and my husband taking pictures when the dog actually goes in front, that's worst.


Tuesday 18th of December 2018

Our family has never taken family photos at Christmas because of how crazy everyone is! These are some great tips.

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