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3 Ways to Have the BEST Photos in Charleston for your Holiday Card! | Valerie & Co. Photographers

One of the many reasons we love Christmas time is you get to open up the mailbox and see all sorts of holiday cards that are filled with seasons greetings, love, and well wishes. :-) We just love love love to see Charleston Christmas Photo Cards! Also, honestly, it sure is nice to receive a little something in the mail that’s not another bill due! Since photo cards are the most popular type of Christmas cards, our studio will reveal 3 ways to have the BEST photos in Charleston for your holiday card!

1)Dress for the Occasion

Get in the spirit, and send some Christmas cheer, by getting decked in seasonal colors and apparel. Go for a playful, silly look. Do sweet & formal fashion. Both are really nice and enjoyable! And, you’ll know it’s a Charleston family Christmas photo card if: A) the cute kiddos in the picture are dressed in smocking outfits, B) there’s a big adorable hair bow on a little girl’s head for the portrait, C) the card has a baby boy wearing a monogrammed jon-jon in the photo, and/or D) the snapshot includes a darling young man sporting a dapper bowtie! Each is a classically southern kid's clothing option and if you like that style, this local Charleston shop can supply your young one's wardrobe for your holiday photos. ;-)

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2)Choose a Festive Location

Places with sparkling lights, trimmed trees, and wreath garnishes, make great settings for your Christmas pictures. An enchanting glow from a string of light’s adds a bit of magic in your photos. During the winter on James Island, the Charleston County Park hosts their annual Holiday Festival of Lights with over 700 dazzling displays along a three mile route! The tour is wonderfully fun and the site is very pretty for pictures. :-) Another spot to consider for your photos would be a Charleston area plantation home and garden, like Boone Hall Plantation. It's always a great place to visit, and it's an outstanding location for portraits, but capturing images during the holidays is extra special. The grounds are finished in yuletide trappings that will perfectly complete the scene for your photos. For your Charleston Christmas Photo Cards, Be sure to go with the right setting, and the Christmas spirit will effortlessly shine through in your greeting card pictures!

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3)You’re Never Fully Dressed without a Smile :-)

As everyone’s favorite elf, Buddy, once said, “I just like to smile, smiling's my favorite!A warm happy smile, delivered in the mail, will make anyone’s day merry & bright. In fact, here in South Carolina, we’re known for our friendliness, and we’ve actually got our own slogan: Smiling faces. Beautiful places. (Even Buzzfeed knows, lol!) So be a good little elf, and send your loved ones a sweet smile from Charleston, SC this Christmas. It’s the best part of a holiday card!

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Now that you know what to do for great Christmas photos, you just need to schedule your photography session with us, Valerie & Co. Photographers! We would love to provide you with fantastic photos to include in your card, deck your halls, and forever cherish. :-)

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