Holiday Trends for Your Photos this Holiday Season
Fall is a favorite season for many of us. Bring on the leaves, pumpkins, and cider!
This season change also marks the lead up into the holidays. And girl, let me help you get ready for that!
These next few months are some of the busiest of the year, so right now at the beginning of September is an excellent time to plan your holiday photos, content, and marketing. And to make the planning easier, here are 5 trends I’ve been seeing that will make your visual materials up to date and on pointe this season.
1 – Black Metal
There are a lot of black metal, Magnolia-esque items like lanterns and baskets showing up right now. You’ll find them in home stores, Hobby Lobby, Target…all over. They provide a bit more contemporary feel than you may have seen previously with French country-type items, and they’re excellent for showcasing products.
2 – Dark, Leafy Greens
Thick, busheled leaves and reeds in darker shades are the new way to incorporate greenery in your images. And yes, they will cost you more than perhaps a simple vine or sparse leaves that you’ve used in the past. But they add a wonderful, earthy vibe to your pictures, and bring a little bit of Christmas flair to an image without using those more traditional, bright green holiday hues. I’ve especially been loving the garlands and rings for candles I’ve come across.
3 – Minimal Styling
Simple is this season’s standard. Instead of an abundance of items and ideas in an image, try focusing on 2 or 3 key pieces. For example, this might look like a photo concept centered around just leaves and gold accents. This trend will work well for the simplicity that a lot of brands out there want to feature in their imagery.
4 – Non Traditional Reds and Greens
Just like I mentioned with the greenery, there is a movement away from the bright, childlike reds and greens we’ve seen so often. And many are opting out of reds and greens altogether and instead focusing on golds, whites, and other minimal, neutral colors. So this might look like someone using a white and gold plaid blanket in a photo instead of the red and black or red and green combos we’re used to.
5 – Fun Fall Hats and Scarves
These accessories make great accent items and layering pieces, and they’re being incorporated in personal brand, product, and lifestyle shoots. If you’re not quite ready to jump into the Christmas feel, these Fall items can give you a slow adjustment to the holiday season and bring in the beautiful Autumn beiges, tans, and browns. Big brimmed hats are going to be especially popular, and you’ll see scarves not just around the neck but also on bags and in hair.
Now that you know what’s on trend this coming season, get out there and shop, girlfriend! Many stores have very reasonable prices on the above items before the main holiday shopping season begins, so early September is an excellent time to browse and buy. But it’s not like you really needed the excuse, right?!
You’ll be seeing some of these trends in my upcoming photos, so watch for them! And if you need help in knowing how to incorporate and shoot items for your own photos, I’d love to teach you with my course, The Flatlay Method. Or you can always schedule a chat with me to discuss your business image needs.
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