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5 Tips to take great holiday portraits of your children

San Francisco Bay Area, California | Family portraits Holiday portraits sneak up on us each year and as much as we vow to book a family portrait session early it falls off our to-do list. I totally get it!  There are so many other priorities and especially with this weird covid-flu season. But don’t worry- You can take great portraits of your children and have your cards printed in time!  This week is a perfect opportunity to capture some great photos of you children, and possibly with a few loved ones. After all Thanksgiving dinner is a time to gather and depending on where you live the leaves outside could make for a beautiful; Fall portrait session of your kids.    Here are 5 tips to take great holiday portraits of your children for some last minute holiday cards. Tip 1:  The best time to take your children’s portraits. I find that between 9 am and before noon, or between 1-3:30pm works best.  During the Fall season you have great light, and you will also have children who are not cranky. After breakfast they are fed, wide awake and tend to be happy. The same goes for after lunch. A full

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