It's that time of year again when families come together to celebrate the festive season. One important part of Christmas is to take beautiful photos with your loved ones. Whether you plan your first family Christmas card or just want to take some memorable family photos, an adorable new baby is a perfect subject for your seasonal shoot. Here are 6 suggestions for cute and clever photo ideas at home that you can do.
Christmas Photoshoot Ideas
1. The Christmas Star
For this Newborn shot, all you need is to get the baby dressed in their Baby Christmas outfit. Next up, prop up a Christmas tree at an angle above the baby (or even just buy a branch of spruce from your local florist) and hang a star from the branch. As your bundle of joy reaches up, snap away! You can use any background you like, but the photographer has put down light fabric for this image if you don't have one already. There are also other things you can use as backgrounds such as wreaths and garlands.
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2. Santa Hat Cuteness
This is one of the cutest shots you can take. All you need is a Santa hat for the little one, and to make it more interesting, you can add the Christmas tree in the background. Use a headband on top of the Santa hat if it feels like it is going to fall off, add some cotton or a woolly blanket at the base of our little one and go snapping! This will look very cuddly, especially if there's a fur rug or throw covering the floor.
3. Christmas Decor Galore
Get creative and have some fun with your shots. This idea works well with younger babies who can’t sit up without support, but if needed, you can always get other members of your family involved in the shoot as well. To get started, dress your youngster in their Christmas T shirt and Leggings set. You can get creative here and use any Christmas decorations to scatter around their legs and feet. This works well and has particular sentimental value. Just be sure that your baby won't eat the decor or paper pieces when you're taking the shot!
4. Cute Mini Santa
If you are looking for something sweet to do with your newborn, how about trying out this popular classic - the Santa suit! Find a spot with the tree in the background, add some fake presents (you can buy this from most craft stores) or wrap some cardboard boxes up in festive paper and arrange them around your little one. The backdrop would fit perfectly into the theme, and it will be great for taking photos with your baby. Pop them in their Baby Christmas outfit and get snapping away!
5. Reindeer Antlers
A Christmas photoshoot wouldn't be the same without reindeer antlers, so why not try this cute idea. You need to use a plain background. Then position your little one on the floor and place the antlers on their head. You then need to add some entertainment to get that perfect smile, and you're done! This will be perfect for a Baby photo Christmas Card.
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6. Santa hat and scarf
The family and friends will love this shot. All you need is a Santa hat for the little one, but to make it more interesting, you can add a Christmas scarf. However, to try something different for this shot, place the baby in their highchair. Use a headband on top of the Santa hat to keep in place, add the scarf around the little one and go snapping! You can use props like different scarves or hats to make it more festive.
There are plenty of easy and fun ways to take a Christmas photo with your baby. Just be sure to follow all safety precautions as you would with any other photoshoot, such as keeping an eye on them at all times, so they don't crawl out unsupervised.
Also, remember that these photoshoot ideas should only be done if it's okay with the baby's parents, and restrictions may apply depending on the location and time of day (for example, taking photos inside might not be allowed in some places).
Now you have suggestions on how best to capture those precious family memories during the holiday season. One important part of Christmas is to take beautiful photos with your loved ones. Happy Christmas!
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