It’s no secret that 2020 has been a hard year. Coming up to Christmas, you may be feeling a mix of emotions. This year, your holiday celebrations and traditions may look very different than past years. But there are ways to make the best of it and make this a December to remember.My friend Courtney from Click-it-up-a-Notch has designed a course called A December to Remember. This course will help you capture the moments and memories this holiday season and ensure you never forget.
Courtney has a gift for simplifying photography tricks. She allows moms to feel confident in forever preserving those treasured moments.
We all know that kids grow up too fast. Even by next year, they will have changed. That’s what makes photos such a blessing.
If you struggle with things like:
- how to capture a good shot when your subject (aka busy child!) is constantly in motion
- memorializing those candid moments without it feeling forced
- taking good photos by the tree or Christmas lights
- the inspiration to document the moments before they’re gone
- getting that group shot without everyone feeling frustrated
- knowing how to create a heartwarming video using your phone camera
- taking memorable photos of the people and traditions you love,
I know that this Christmas and the weeks leading up to it might look very different than you’re wishing they did. But I also know that you can make the best of them.
Create new family traditions.
- Do a holiday puzzle.
- Play board games.
- Watch Christmas movies snuggled under blankets.
- Make a hot cocoa bar.
- Read a novel together every night.
- Bake cookies.
- Go toboganning.
- Decorate gingerbread houses.
- Sponsor a less fortunate family for the holidays.
Then capture those new traditions as well as some of your old ones using your amazing new photography skills. (there are also holiday video tips in there too…)
I’ve learned so much from Courtney and I’m sure you will too!
For those who want to get a jump start and just take the course now, Courtney is offering a $30 off discount for my readers with the code: CHAOS.
Kristi Kreuscher says
Merry Christmas everyone!
What a great idea! Thanks to both of you!
Rose Stephens says
What a wonderful idea. Thank you so much. I was just saying how half my pictures turn out blurry because with a 6 and 3 year old they’re always bouncing around and laughing 🙂 thank you so much. This is a wonderful idea..
What a great idea! Our Xmas tradition is to buy gifts for seniors-my daughter loved to pick up items off their lists and was shocked that all the seniors wanted were a chocolate bar or shaving cream or a book of crossword puzzles-simple things we take for granted!
Jennifer Grace says
Shannon Schmidt says
Everyone calls me the photography queen! That’s not because I know how to take good pictures… It’s just because I always want to capture every moment! This would be really cool to learn more about! As my kids are getting older I find there less and less willing to let me take pictures of them
My parents have children spread across the country and my grandfather is very sick from cancer so we are unable to visit him because we do not want to spread anything. It is hard to get good pictures of us all so this would be perfect to put together pictures of all the grandchildren for my Grandpa and parents for Christmas. I know how much it would mean to them!
This sounds wonderful! Hope everyone has a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
SHIRLEY GREEN says
This is a great idea!
SUE HARRIS says
what a great gift that my photographer child would love
This IS Perfect! I never actually thought about photography until I had kids. As they say, moms need to Be a little bit of everything! I tried doing my first ever photo shoot with my kids, using a backdrop and props and it all came together in the end! I was So Scared that it wouldn’t work out but it did! I guess it was just my “first timer” nerves! I’m excited about that workshop and what I could bring for me and my family with the pictures!😻❤️❤️
Angie Cox says
a priceless gift
This is a great idea for all parents to try! Getting spectacular pictures of your kids and family makes everyone feel warm and fuzzy!
I haven’t had any video challenges or photos yet but I’m sure I will in the near future!
Susan Perry says
Great idea. Love reading your posts.
cara bani says
Now that I am fully teaching middle school virtual I would love to learn more about photography to help my students and together form a book of memories or use photography as a way to express ideas and motions. I want students to realize a written response is not always necessary and so much can be captured through images and art.
Thank you for the fun giveaways!
Great gift – biggest challenge is getting all the family together at one time to take pictures
Monica Hart says
Such a thoughtful thing to do! Thank you so much!
I love photography and my kids are beginning to love it too.
Lots of interesting looking videos on YouTube. Can’t wait to explore them. I can always use help taking a better photo. If only Courtney could tap me on the shoulder and remind me — This is the time to take a great photo!
How wonderful it would be to take pictures that beautiful! Great prize!
getting everyone together
I am always looking for ways to better capture the moment. Especially this year.
What a wonderful idea! I’m always trying to capture the perfect photo!
Love the ideas to capture the perfect photo.
Thank you! What a great prize. I have a puppy and have no idea how to get her and my kids to look at the camera at the same time!
I like taking pictures but have never been very good at it. 🥂here’s to those who can!
Great ideas. Merry Christmas
Kristina L says
I love carving out time for my kids. Christmas is the best as we drop homeschooling and do fun, educational things.
Elisha Beeson says
Trying to get the dog and the 4 kids sitting and looking at the camera at the same time while one of us sprinted back after setting 10 sec timer.
Rosanne Robinson says
Our biggest challenge is getting everyone in the photo, we have a huge family.
Jackie Jenkins says
What an amazing gift!!
Heather F says
It will be nice to have a tradition now.
I love taking videos and photos while others are opening gifts. Especially the ones that I know they will love and are meaningful.
Jane Maritz says
Trying to enjoy the moment while also capturing memories…
Natalie Wahl says
My biggest holiday photo challenge is getting my autistic teenager to smile somewhat normally. He’s either grumpy or goofy.
Pam Donica says
Getting everyone to smile without blinking or weird faces lol.
Yvonne Scott says
Love taking photos and capturing those memories!
Catie Barker says
Biggest picture challenge is having both my husband and son ( 16 yr/old) smile at once, usually the last picture is of me eye-rolling since they won’t smile. They both are stinkers but I love them!
Big thank you! What a great prize. I have a puppy and have no idea how to get her and my kids to look at the camera at the same time!
Melissa LaRue says
I LOVE photography but am always wanting to up my game!
Cassandra D says
Biggest holiday photo getting the family together and having a wonderful time at the shoot.
Kerryn Booth says
This looks amazing!
Beth Steese says
Awesome giveaway.. beautiful photography
Ginger Holley says
I’ve been trying to get here for 12 days but there were always umpteen other things to get done first. Now that I am here, I can’t figure out how to “enter” any of the draws. I’ve reread the first page again and again. Do we just comment? Is that the trick?