Baby’s first Christmas is a special time. I’m sure you would agree that baby pictures are adorable, but there is nothing more adorable than the precious childhood memory of baby’s first Christmas pictures. Whether you plan to splurge on a professional photo shoot or trying to save money by taking your baby’s first Christmas pictures yourself, here are a few ideas for an iconic Baby’s First Christmas photo shoot.

Baby's first Christmas pictures photo shoot ideas

Gift-wrapped

Use your Christmas presents as a crib for your little one – hanging in a stocking, peeking out of a box, lying in a food basket sound asleep are all great photo opportunities guaranteed to make everyone go ‘awww’.

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Outfits

If there’s one great advantage of having a baby, it’s dressing them up. Nowadays, there are outfits aplenty at most any stores, especially around the holiday period. Pick up an elf outfit for a cute pixie look, a Santa get-up for your chubby cherub, or a snowman for an undeniably cute picture.

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A trip to see Santa

A solid Christmas tradition – visiting Santa. Taking a trip to sit on Santa’s lap is a great way of documenting your little one’s growth, and makes for a perfect holiday photo.

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Decorations

Inspiration for this one can be found around your home. Drape some simple Christmas lights over your babe, lay them down surrounded by colorful Christmas tree ornaments, or cover them with tinsel. It’s simple, it’s bright, it’s colorful.

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Birthday Suit

Babies have perfect skin and smooth little bodies, so show it off! Embrace the nude and top it off with a simple Santa hat. What else do they need?

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Colors

If you’re having a professional photo done, take advantage of the attention to detail and focus on the amazing colors that will be picked up. If your little one has sparkly blue eyes, you don’t want them to be closed – highlight them. Choose a plain background and plain outfit with a central color like red, green, or blue. Alternatively, a black and white photo highlighted with one color can look stunning.

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