Photographer tips: Christmas photography ideas.
Whether you’re shooting couples, families, kids, or friends, these Christmas photo ideas will help make your next holiday photoshoot a success.
If you’re a portrait or family photographer, Christmas can be a busy time. Having a catalog of ideas in mind as well as a list of standard poses can help keep your photoshoots fresh and your business running smoothly.
Here are some Christmas photography ideas to help you brainstorm your next holiday shoot.
Christmas photoshoot at home.
Capturing family portraits at home is a great way to make your subjects more comfortable, since many people are most natural in their own setting. You can also choose to include pets in the photos, which often brings out genuine smiles and helps put the family further at ease.
Try these ideas for your next at-home photoshoot:
- The family sitting in front of the Christmas tree, with a bokeh effect on the lights
- The family decorating the tree or reading a Christmas story together
- The family in Christmas pajamas and drinking hot chocolate
Christmas photoshoot in nature.
If you live in an area that receives snow, consider taking the shoot outside. Even if there isn’t any snow, evergreen trees can serve as a fitting seasonal backdrop for your shoot.
Some ideas to include in an outdoor Christmas photoshoot:
- Choosing a Christmas tree
- Having a snowball fight
- Hanging Christmas lights
- Strolling shot through the neighborhood
Christmas photoshoot with an announcement.
Since many families use their holiday cards as a chance to keep in touch with friends and family and share life updates, you can also incorporate a message or two in the Christmas photoshoot. The message could be shown as a chalkboard note, for example, or the whole family could hold up a banner.
Some typical announcement ideas include:
- Engagement announcement
- A new member of the family
- Season’s greetings message