How can you take a better family photo at home? Try this simple trick this Christmas

Not only is Thanksgiving the perfect time to pig out on turkey and watch football, it’s also a great opportunity to snap this year’s family Christmas picture. After all, everyone’s in the same place. Just wipe the gravy off your chin and say “cheese.”

But often times these family photos look like they were taken at home. They just don’t have the same look as what you’d get at a professional studio. But reporter Heidi Shaffer spoke with a professional photographer who shows you how to make a foolproof tool that will give you glowing family photos at home.

All it takes is a box, Christmas lights, a hangar and aluminum foil.