We put our Christmas tree up on Black Friday every year generally, but since having kids, we don’t decorate it until later. The main reason is that Evan’s birthday is December 10th and we prefer to not have the ornaments up for the party (as we invite other young children into our home).
This year, we stuck to that, but the kids wanted to put some ornaments up anyway, so we let them put some of the shatterproof ones up. The boys really enjoyed it.
After Evan’s birthday passed, we decorated the rest of the tree with ornaments.
Pinterest makes it seem easy, of course, haha. I found a few tutorials, but my subjects aren’t that cooperative. My living room also doesn’t really get much natural light, but I’m going to give it another shot in the day anyway.
Here are the tutorials I’ve been reading, and will continue to look back at:
- 5 Steps on How to Photograph Christmas Lights
- How to Take Photos of Your Kids in Front of the Christmas Tree
- Christmas Tree Lights Photos: 5 Easy Steps
These people know more than me. Feel free to link your favorite photography tutorials in the comments too!
There’s not much I can do about squirmy children, but I will be trying again with open curtains, as well as moving a lamp. Fingers crossed I can get better pictures!
Fingers crossed I can get that perfect twinkle Christmas tree picture this year.