Holiday Photo Ideas of Baby's First Christmas

5 Amazing Christmas Photos Ideas to take of your Baby

  Holiday Photo Ideas of Baby's First Christmas

5 Amazing Christmas Photos Ideas to take of your Baby

1. Photo in front of the Christmas tree

With the right camera  (or maybe even with portrait modes on the phone) you can get nice blurred out lights if you put the tree in the distance. Or if the little one is close to the tree than you can get the branches and lights. Both are great parts of Christmas!
Holiday Photo Ideas of Baby's First Christmas
I tried to take one in front of the Christmas tree with the dog and the baby. It wasn’t what I was hoping for, and I had to Photoshop two images together. A baby and dog are too hard to pose together perfectly!
Holiday Photo Ideas of Baby's First Christmas

2. A photo with baby wrapped up in lights

This is a newer Pinterest shot idea, but I do think it is a good one. It shows some of the amazement when babies see those magical lights.  You just want it to be pretty dark in the house and turn on the Christmas lights. I think it looks great on wooden floors and a simple backdrop. This is the Baby Santa Hat pictured here.  We purchased the 6-24 month size even though he was only 5 months.
Holiday Photo Ideas of Baby's First Christmas

3. A photo with a Santa hat on

Santa’s hat screams Christmas, and no one looks cuter with it on than your little one! You don’t even need much other decoration than the hat and everyone will know it’s for Christmas! We just put Leo in a red Primary.com onesie.
Holiday Photo Ideas of Baby's First Christmas
Holiday Photo Ideas of Baby's First Christmas

4. A photo on Christmas Day

It’s fun remembering that this is your child on that magical Christmas day. There’s something about knowing it was the official day and not just the month of December.
Holiday Photo Ideas of Baby's First Christmas

5. Photos with family

There’s usually a lot of family around on the holidays, and while that is always hectic, it can be an amazing opportunity to take pictures of your baby with important family members when they are this small. You will be happy you have them later! This is my little one with his great grandfather, who my mother in law always said Leo looks like because they both always have a big smile on their face. ️
These were all taken when Leo was able to prop himself up, so that does help with most of these ideas. In the sitting pictures, my husband was nearby out of the camera frame since he still wasn’t a strong sitter.
Holiday Photo Ideas of Baby's First Christmas
How to take Fall Pumpkin Patch Photos of your Kids

Top 5 Tips for taking Fall Pumpkin Patch Photos

How to take Fall Pumpkin Patch Photos of your Kids
I’ve been waiting for the pumpkin patch by our house to put out their annual pumpkins, because I love taking Fall Photos in the pumpkin patch.

5 TIPS ON TAKING THE BEST FALL PHOTOS OF KIDS IN THE PUMPKIN PATCH

1. Outfit –

This is a little obvious but maybe worth mentioning. I think my favorite attire is just the fall attire. Another option is Halloween costume which is what I did.  I actually think I like the more stylish fall outfits better though. Our first year in the pumpkin patch, we dressed our little Leo in overalls like a little farmer.  Being from Texas, I have made him look as country as possible.  He might give me a hard time about that later. This year I dressed him as a pumpkin.

How to take Fall Pumpkin Patch Photos of your Kids

2. Lighting –

I am writing this with non-professional photographer moms in mind. I’m assuming you are taking pictures on your cell phone or with just a quality dslr on automatic settings.  I recommend going in the morning or in the last hour before sunset. You want to find places in the shade to take the photo without spots of sunlight coming through trees making the ground too bright. You don’t want to put the kids looking into bright sunlight. You can put the sun behind the kids for backlight, and that can work well depending on your camera and the location.
How to take Fall Pumpkin Patch Photos of your Kids

3. Background-

Try to simplify the background. Just have only pumpkins in the picture or try out a backdrop they’ve set up already at the pumpkin patch.
How to take Fall Pumpkin Patch Photos of your Kids

4. Get low –

It is great to squat down on the kids level. If not, you can have them look up at you, but sometimes looking at the sky can be too bright.
How to take Fall Pumpkin Patch Photos of your Kids

5. Actions-

Young children don’t respond very well to being told to smile or being yelled at to smile. Trust me, that is more common than you’d think.  It all depends on the age, but this year Leo is running around like crazy but if made a little spot for him to sit, sat him down and gave him a small pumpkin just his size. He had never seen a pumpkin before so he sat much longer than he normally would. When we moved I would encourage him to touch a pumpkin. When his older cousin was with us, we asked if she could find the green pumpkin and things like that to keep them interested and looking at you. You can also say things like you sit here and I’m going to give you a very special pumpkin. You can get creative here, but trying to find ways to make it natural always helps. Try to think what would Disney do?
How to take Fall Pumpkin Patch Photos of your Kids
Top Tips on Photographing your Kids in the Pumpkin Patch