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. 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. 2

    It was really special for me this year! I told them that I wanted pictures of just me with each of the kids. I’m not great at being in pictures, but I’m so glad that I did!

  3. 3
    Hanan says:

    My favorite is the last one, so precious!

  4. 4

    I love seeing the “behind-the-scenes” at the photo shoot. Makes me feel like I’m in good company when I’m trying to wrangle a simultaneous smile out of my own kids! Your photos turned out great. Love the last one, especially.

  5. 5
    Lolo says:

    Love it. At least your guys know how to stand still. I look forward to the day. lol

  6. 6
    Lolo says:

    Love it. At least your guys know how to stand still. I look forward to the day. lol

  7. 7
    Cori says:

    These photos are awesome!! Looks like it was a fun day trying to get the perfect shot!

  8. 8
    Danielle 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.

  9. 9

    This totally made me giggle. I could hear you saying all of those things and can definitely relate. lol

  10. 10
    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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