This post is sponsored by JCPenney, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
It’s that time of year, friends! Mistletoes, bonfires, fuzzy socks, hot cocoa, and of course… Christmas photos! Christmas photos can be the bane of some moms’ existence. It can be hard to get even one photo of the whole family – especially if you have young children. But, I’ve learned a few things over the last 5+ years of mommyhood that have helped with getting great photos of our family!
Tip #1: Stick to a color palette.
I’m not a huge fan of matchy-matchy clothing. I like dressing my family in a similar color or theme that showcases our individual styles. Which is why I love JCPenney’s new holiday line: Peyton & Parker. With clothing and home decor for the whole family, they have the perfect selection for family Christmas photos.
Honestly, they could not have done a better job curating this line. They have pieces that are stylish yet simple and pieces that are elegant and classy. They have styles for every personality type. And accessories that can be worn from fall to winter to spring. Peyton & Parker seriously has it all!
Tip #2: Bribery is a mom’s best friend.
Bring candy. Tell your kids that they get a piece of candy if they smile and laugh. Trust me, it works.
Tip #3: Less staging, more raw and real moments.
Staging family photos will cause more headache than it’s worth. Set up a few blankets and pillows and let your kids lead the way. Sit there and tell jokes, hug each other, kiss each other… and hire a photographer that knows how to capture organic moments.
It may not seem like much, but these three tips can help you create some beautiful memories that will last a lifetime.
Adding in a few simple pieces from Peyton & Parker’s home decor line helped bring this whole shoot together. We brought along our faux fur pillows, faux fur throw and plaid throw to the desert and it turned out so dreamy! And after the shoot, I took these gorgeous pieces home and put them on my couch! It looks so cute.
Peyton & Parker is a new curated line at JCPenney for the whole family and the home. JCPenney offers great styles at great values, making it easy for families to discover items to love for less time, money and effort. You can find a Peyton & Parker display at select JCPenney stores – where you’ll be able to find their adorable clothing and home pieces all in one convenient place. I checked out the Peyton & Parker line at my local JCPenney and it got me so excited for the holiday season! Check your local JCPenney or shop online to find your holiday pieces by Peyton & Parker.
Photos by Darrelle Torres