The holiday season is in full swing, which means houses are decorated, lights are hung throughout the home, and little ones are getting very excited. Of course the holidays wouldn’t be complete without all of those in front of the Christmas tree photos. But this year, why not change it up by incorporating a few easy props you can find around your own home?
Talk about tons of fun — especially if you are like me and celebrating a first Christmas with a newborn. After all, you have to get the perfect baby’s first Christmas photo, right?
Well, this year, I went straight to the source for some major holiday photo inspiration — Pinterest! Within 30 minutes, I was ready to try every single idea out. Poor Grayson. And well, all of my littles! Lucky for you, I am saving you some time and sharing the ones that really are worth trying with your baby.
Need a little inspiration for your own photos? I am sure you will be ready to grab your camera and your littles after browsing these adorable ways to capture the holidays.
1. Hot Chocolate Stand
Look at that sweet baby girl — front and center! Round up your brood and create a hot cocoa station to create the perfect holiday photo and a memory to look back on. This may be the cutest holiday photo I have ever seen! I can’t wait to try this with my little ones.
2. A Simple DIY
All you need is some garland, a Santa hat, and a cute baby in a basket to make this photo come to life!
3. Chalkboard Art
When you have a chalkboard, the options are endless in a photo. I can’t wait to try this! It is one of my favorites yet! I love incorporating a chalkboard into photos.
4. Add a Hat
Find the perfect holiday hat and let the eyes be the showstopper.
5. Go Simple
I love the simplicity of this photo. It’s a great way to capture your little one in front of their very own tree. Sometimes candid shots are the best!
6. Candid Moment
Turn down the lights and let your little one explore the lights while you snap a few photos.
7. Minimal Accessories
Let baby’s smile shine! Use minimal accessories with monochromatic coloring to showcase your little one’s sweet face. A red pettiskirt and headband is the perfect match!
8. Create a Fun Background
A great way to create a background is by hanging lights and ornaments on a blank wall. It makes the perfect canvas for an adorable photo! How about that tutu?!
9. Baby’s First Christmas
I tried to do this last year, but I wasn’t very successful. It is one of my absolute favorites! I just love it and can’t wait to try it again!
10. The Christmas Stocking
The perfect gift — a baby in a stocking. A great way to remember their first Christmas!
11. Christmas Card Photo
If you have time, this would be the perfect image to recreate for a Christmas card! I mean seriously, it’s the cutest! And so easy to do at home, minus the snow.
12. The Perfect Gift
This is so easy to do! Just wrap up a box and stick your little one inside. Top him off with a Santa hat right in front of the Christmas tree! This would be a great Christmas card, too!
13. Wrapped Up in Lights
Great for siblings. Have them get all caught up in the lights and really see that sparkle in their eye! So simple, too.
14. Take Baby Outdoors
Put her in a red dress, add a cream blanket and a cute headband, and head into the woods. Outside photos are much easier with lighting when you aren’t a professional.