Flattering Poses for Photo Shoots

Like most things in life, not all poses are created equal in the work of photography - one size definitely does not fit all. The reason is that most adults don’t have their pictures taken on a regular basis and they feel awkward in front of the camera. Trisha...

Tips for your fall wedding

Aris Affairs Photography can capture your Prescott wedding and create heirloom photographs of your special day. The rain and wind have stopped and the fall wedding season is right around the corner. If you're planning a fall wedding, here are some suggestions from...

Now is the best time to book your 2015 wedding!

Now is the Best time to get booking!  If you are planning a wedding in 2015 you may want to get a move on booking your vendors.  Most vendors book at least six months in advance.  If you are getting married in the summer months this would be the perfect...

Preparing for your glamour photo shoot

Aris Affairs Photography is your professional family photographer in Prescott and can turn your memories into art.Regardless of your age, a glamour photo shoot is all about you and doing something fun for yourself. If you're thinking of a Prescott glamour shoot, Aris...

Photos you cannot leave out of your wedding album

Your wedding day is a day that flies by very quickly, and you will want to capture it all. You should discuss with your photographer the scenes that you feel cannot be missed. You want a photographer that can capture your style and desires, and be helpful in guiding...

Tips for Fall family photos

Soon the monsoons will be over and Fall will be right around the corner. Aris Affairs Photography thinks the Fall is a great time to take advantage of Prescott's natural beauty and the perfect opportunity to begin the holiday season with a family photo shoot. Here are...

Photographing outdoor weddings

Why are the photographs of outdoor weddings so exciting? The outdoors offers many different textures and elements to work with in photography. Aris Affairs Photography talks about photographing outdoor weddings in Prescott. A skilled photographer is able to use both...

What to wear for your Spring Photo Shoot

Spring is almost here, which is our favorite time, everything is awash in new beginnings. Beautiful colors are emerging all around us, trees are becoming green again, all those local Prescott flowers are blooming make for a perfect photo backdrop opportunity. Whether...

Spring is Here!

I love this time of year!  It's almost as good as October in Prescott, AZ, when the air begins to get a crisp feel to it in the morning!  It is still crisp, but with a slight warmth to it.  It smells like fresh cut grass and flowers and morning dew....

Micro Weddings…A Wonderful Trend!

      “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ― Lao TzuDriving down a narrow winding road through the desert when the appearance of tall trees begins as I round another bend in the road.  I am in love with the...

Some great summer color themes for your Summer Wedding!

Wedding photos are a specialty of Aris Affairs Photography. And there’s no season more perfect for a wedding than summer. But with so many things to plan for your Prescott wedding, sometimes it’s hard to get started. We’d like to recommend that you...

Spring is Here!

I love this time of year!  It's almost as good as October in Prescott, AZ, when the air begins to get a crisp feel to it in the morning!  It is still crisp, but with a slight warmth to it.  It smells like fresh cut grass and flowers and morning dew....

The best newborn photo sessions

When is the best time, and how is the best way to get great photos of newborns? Aris Affairs Photography, family Photographer in Prescott, discusses the best newborn photo sessions. When it comes to inquiries about our newborn sessions, we suggest you schedule a...

Now is the best time to book your 2015 wedding!

Now is the Best time to get booking!  If you are planning a wedding in 2015 you may want to get a move on booking your vendors.  Most vendors book at least six months in advance.  If you are getting married in the summer months this would be the perfect...

What to wear for your engagement photos

Before you stare into your closet in despair or speed to the mall, consider these top five tips from Aris Affairs Photography on how to dress for your Prescott engagement photoshoot. Beautiful photos are simpler than you think. 1. Choose outfits that feel like 'you'....

Skip the mall, and have a photo session with Santa in November

Aris Affairs Photography suggests having your own photo session with Santa on November 10th and avoid waiting in line with the rest of the crowd at the mall! Yes, that’s right - Aris Affairs Photography, your local family photographer in Prescott, is holding...

Oh Weddings

This past week we did two amazingly beautiful weddings! The first one was on Saturday (the day it rained and snowed sideways) but boy, it was a great celebration! The bride and groom took the weather as it was and made the absolute best of it. Since I'm new to the...

A Boudoir Photo Shoot is Not Just For The Ladies and Makes A Great Valentine Gift

In a recent survey, 82% think that “boudoir photography” is a great gift idea for a spouse/significant other for a wedding, anniversary or Valentine’s Day gift. Boudoir photography is not just for women, it’s also a great gift for the guys to...

Tips on professional portraits for your Prescott business

Not all portrait poses should be the same. Aris Affairs Photography shares some tips on professional portraits for your Prescott business.There are some essentials that need to be considered when it comes to portraits for your business. Let’s start...

Tips on photographing people and their pets

Pets are members of the family! So when we think of a family photo, we don’t want to leave out our four-legged family members. Aris Affairs Photography, your family photographer in Prescott, offers tips on photographing people and their pets. Yes, our pets are...

Prepare now for your holiday cards

Jun 27, 2018

Aris Affairs Photography family holiday card photo in PrescottHave you noticed that Christmas cards have turned into family portraits with a small seasonal greeting? Good or bad, this is the new trend. Yes, it is June, but now is the time to start considering those family photos. With social media, most of us have a way to watch our friends and relatives grow in their lives, but there is something about that photo during the holidays that we look forward to seeing. Aris Affairs Photography, your professional family photographer in Prescott, can help you get that amazing family photo to make your holiday cards sizzle.

The question of the day: Is your holiday card going to make a splash or will it be easily forgotten? Doing the photoshoot yourself can be a daunting task – to gather the pets and kids for a Kodak moment. Does it really do your family justice to make that photo the one your distant relatives and friends look forward to seeing? To help save you from some of the “do-it-yourself” pitfalls, here are some basic tips:

1. Just one is enough. Have you heard the saying, “less is more”? I know it is hard to pick which is the best, but one large picture is much better than a small picture surrounded by many thumbnails.
2. Your family, not your vacation. Remember, you are sending a card to your friends and relatives. They would much rather see your faces than your vacation. Don’t let the Grand Canyon or the ocean become the focus of the photo – they want to see you and your beautiful family.
3. No strangers, please. Please, no random people. This will make your friends and family believe your family has grown.
4. The greeting is the central theme, right? Is the card about you and yours or is it intended to wish your family a wonderful, blessed holiday season? Remember to make the greeting stand out, rather than tiny print that comes across as an afterthought to the showcase of you and yours.
5. Quality. Please spend the extra few bucks on quality paper. It makes all the difference in the world.
6. Be timely. Life is busy, but be on time for the holiday. Maybe sending a New Year’s card is what you would like to do….just be on time.

Don’t let the holiday season creep up on you. If you would like to share your family with others, now is the time for a family portrait. Aris Affairs Photography, your local family photographer in Prescott, can help make those holiday cards the perfect balance of showing off your family, while still being thoughtful. To schedule an appointment, either at our studio or while you’re out on an adventure, please give us a call at 928-642-4049.