Holiday Family Photos With Tweens: Take 1-9

Getting that perfect holiday photo doesn’t get easier as the kids get older. I wish it did. Getting great holiday family photos with tweens can be stressful. You don’t want to be too serious, but you can’t let the shoot get out of control. You want to capture their personality without them photobombing the Christmas card.

Fun Family Photos

A couple weeks ago we set out for our annual Christmas card photo. We had a blast with last year’s photo and wanted to do something equally as fun this year. If you remember, Steve jumped ship switched teams two years ago when he decided to attend the “other school” for his grad program. This caused a little bit of rivalry in our house that has just gotten worse (in a friendly way) during 2012. We decided it would be fun to bring some of our team spirit into the holiday photos.

Here’s a preview of how one – ONE – of the photos for our card went.

Michael: “Jack, stop touching me.”

Funny Christmas Card Photos

Mom: “Guys. Smile and pretend you like each other.”

Holiday Family Photos With Tweens

“Ok. Stop faking. I want real smiles.”

Funny Family Photo Shoots

“Good. But now you need to get closer together. Like you like each other.”

Tween Family Photos

“Umm… no. Notsomuch.”

Christmas Card Photo Shoots

“Come on, guys. Michael, we get a nice picture in the next 5 seconds or we take your phone for a week.”

Christmas Photos

“Yes. I’m totally serious.”

Holiday Photos with tweens

 “That’s better. Jack, stop trying to hold his hand. He’s going to get mad.”

Taking fun family photos with tweens

“That’s better, guys. Thank you!”

How did your holiday photo shoot go?


  1. Gramma Teetsie Thompson says

    I Love Love that last photo. But I can so hear Michael and Jack bickering through the whole shoot.

  2. says

    Cute photos! Yeah… I only get the backs of heads lately. The kids HATE that mama has a camera at all times and they run from me when I try to get a great shot.

  3. Barbara says

    Those are fantastic shots. I have two kids as well and getting a good picture of both at the same time is sooo hard!

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