Holiday Photos

October 10, 2019

I have to admit… the first year we did Holiday card family photos was a HOT MESS! I coordinated our outfits, picked a location, threatened Josh’s life atleast 5 times, and yelled “why can’t we just smile and look at the camera!” It was miserable. I immediately realized I wanted to do something different. 

So the next year I bought comfy matching pj’s, we took photos on our bed at home, and we didn’t do a single “pose.” And it was GLORIOUS! Everyone was happy and it showed in the photos! I knew right away that this was a tradition I wanted to continue. So this year we did the same thing. I found some comfy matching pajamas and adorable matching slippers from Dear Foam. (I could not resist the Papa Bear, Mama Bear, Lil’ Bear and Baby Bear slippers!) We did the photos at home in our living room, and I let the kids choose our poses 🤣. They are absolutely some of our silliest and craziest- yet most relaxed Holiday family photos. And I love them!

So, if you’re planning your family photos and you’re already stressed about it- scratch all plans and make it fun! You will not regret it! And schedule them early so you aren’t scrambling to order cards and mail them to everyone a week before the holidays 🤣.

Check out the photos from our fun, family shoot with Dear Foams below and let me know which photo/photos you think should be on our Holiday card!

To get your own Dear Foam slippers check out the links below!

This post has been sponsored by Dear Foams, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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  • Reply Jennifer Maddox October 17, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    Love the pictures!

  • Reply Tracy Hargen October 17, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    Love all the photos – especially the “action shots” of the kids! So sweet that one of the pups is sleeping peacefully on the couch through it all. No idea how you’re going to pick just one!

    • Reply Stephanie October 21, 2019 at 3:25 pm

      I love the Mad Marlow. She’s so spunky and that picture shows it so well!

      • Reply Kira-Marie October 21, 2019 at 5:23 pm

        Haha is definitely spunky!! And that’s definitely one of my favorite photos!

  • Reply Janet H. Maddox October 17, 2019 at 11:02 pm

    Great photos! I love the “bear” slippers.

  • Reply Mimo October 21, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    What a great idea, no posing! I love the slippers!

  • Reply Tarasa Adamson October 21, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    The beautiful chaos that is a family of FIVE! I love these humans!

  • Reply Paula Maddox October 21, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    Mad Marlow is probably my favorite! I also love the ones with Maddox jumping over Josh! So much fun!

  • Reply Lindsey Ruiz October 21, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    Definitely the one with Maddox’s legs in the air with his hands in his hair. Love it 😍

    • Reply Kira-Marie October 21, 2019 at 5:24 pm

      Yes, that’s one of my favorites too!

  • Reply LaMona Bowden October 21, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    My two faves are the one with the dog sleeping on the couch and the one where Maddox has his legs up and hands in his hair. If you have to pick just one, I’d go with the one with the dog. Everyone is smiling, and the dog is part of the family too, right?

    • Reply Kira-Marie October 21, 2019 at 5:23 pm

      Good call! But then I’d feel guilty that my other dog isn’t in the photo 🤣🤦🏼‍♀️

  • Reply Brooke October 21, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    The one with Maddox sticking his tongue out and legs in the air 😂 love it!!!

  • Reply Trent Peek October 21, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    Cute photos. Amazing that you were able to get the same pajamas for the whole family.

  • Reply Lexi Poer October 22, 2019 at 12:15 am

    The second to last one is adorable! I already know you’ll pick one where you are practically hidden haha! I need all of these outfit details for my fam!!

  • Reply Krystin October 22, 2019 at 12:17 am

    These are such cute holiday photos, I love the matching pjs idea!!

  • Reply Christa October 22, 2019 at 4:05 am

    All of these pictures are just so wonderful! I love how they capture the essence of family. Every year, I vow to get a great family photo shoot and it never happened. This is my year. 😀

  • Reply Indya | The Small Adventurer October 22, 2019 at 6:58 am

    I LOVE the idea of doing candid photos, especially in a place that you already love and know so well! Once my partner and I get married I’d love to do something like this every year.

  • Reply Petra October 22, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    Those pictures look like so much fun

  • Reply chanel October 22, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Aww these are some of the best pictures! I love how they were taken in your home so the kids could be comfortable! I also am obsessed with the slippers and matching PJs! Will need for xmas morning!

  • Reply Tiffany Khyla October 23, 2019 at 1:01 am

    That’s so smart to not do any poses and to just make them all candids of sorts. As someone who has worked in a daycare, I know how tough it can be taking pictures of kiddos. These photos turned out so authentic and fun. Y’all look like such a fun and adorable family!

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