As a Boston newborn photographer, I’ve had the chance to photograph babies a lot of Santa babies! It’s awesome knowing that I am able to capture such a special memory: a baby’s first Christmas. Below are some cute photo ideas for your Christmas photos:
This one is a classic! I bought this Santa hat on Etsy and I consistently use it for holiday photos. I love how long the hat is, sometimes the whole length of the baby. Make sure to capture different angles and positions for a variety of looks.
A way to give Christmas photos pizazz is to invite Santa over to your session. But if Ol’ Saint Nick is busy, you can always use a digital backdrop! lol The photo above was used in the digital backdrop below. It looks realistic and it’s a fun way to surprise family as well.
Always a classic, a baby in a Santa Claus hat always makes for an adorable Christmas photo!
This is a simple and cute pose for a baby. All you need is a little fur/wraps and a basket. If you don’t have a Santa hat, you can use ornaments or other Christmasy items in or around the basket.
While wearing the hat, don’t forget to take close-ups of the little one.
Without moving the baby, capture different angles to get varying looks. This is such a simple idea that will go a long way!
One of my favorite ideas is to use ornaments as little baby props. You can use anything! Plus, ornaments are so small, they fit perfectly in babies’ hands… just make sure they are soft.
Below is another example of a Santa baby image. Below it, I used another digital backdrop for a creative and festive look. I love the backdrops from Pixiedrops Digital Backdrops. There, you can find a wide selection of drops to add variety to your photographs. I love the one below because it looks like Santa is softly tapping the baby’s head.. so sweet!
For an extra touch, you can cut a stocking and use a white glove so it looks like Santa is holding baby. Plus, it emphasizes how small they are.
For a minimal, yet festive look, you can use a mistletoe or a Christmas plant. I purchase this artifical bouquet at Michael’s and I love how classic and simple it looks. Don’t forget the added touch of a headband for baby girls.
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Isabel Sweet is a baby and newborn photographer in Boston. All sessions take place in the comfort of your own home or favorite location. These photo sessions took place in the Greater Boston Area.