5 tricks to getting the perfect family photo, from a professional photographer

Getting the perfect shot of your loved ones during the hectic holiday season is no small feat. With kids running around, people playing games or watching TV and others prepping food in the kitchen, getting everyone looking nice, smiling (and remaining in a good mood afterwards) can seem impossible.

This year, we reached out to Tamara Lackey, a professional family photographer and Nikon Ambassador to get her best advice for capturing all of the important moments this holiday. Scroll through the gallery below to see what this pro has to say about props, outfits and still enjoying the special day.