Whether you want to take a few updated family Christmas photos to put in the album or you’re a big fan of sending holiday cards. There’s no reason why you need to settle for a studio backdrop or your usual spot in your lounge. There are so many creative backdrops out there. You can use them to make your upcoming family shoot even more fun and unique.
If you’ve been searching for family Christmas photo ideas, here are some to get you started.
Head out to the nearest tree farm.
Regardless of where you live, chances are you’ll have a Christmas tree farm near you. The beautifully shaped trees make for an excellent photo backdrop. You can’t go wrong at this location. Whether you pose amongst the trees or capture the process of choosing your own tree.
Add a touch of green.
If you have some time, take a drive around your neighborhood and lookout for a green backdrop such as a mural or door. Something as simple as this can add the perfect pop of color to your Christmas family shots.
Decorate your own door.
If you don’t want to venture too far and you have an attractive front door, spruce it up with some lights and a wreath and pose in front of that.
Fun around the campfire.
If you and your loved ones enjoy camping, head out to your favorite camping spot, build a beautiful campfire and use the woods as your backdrop.
Up and away. If skiing is more your thing, ski lifts make for a simplistic, yet fun, Christmas photo backdrop.
Return to your country roots.
If you have an attractive pickup truck available to you, it makes for a great photo backdrop. The best way to get some cozy photos is to put a blanket in the back and have your family cuddle up together.
Head to the beach.
If you live near the coast, white sandy beaches are all you need to capture beautiful Christmas photos with your family. Red clothing against the white sand and blue sea makes for very attractive shots.
Build a teepee.
If your kids love building forts, take the time to build a teepee with them in the lounge and decorate it with some soft fairy lights for the perfect photo backdrop.
Find a red barn.
If there’s one color that truly represents Christmas, it’s the color red, which is why a big red barn makes for the perfect Christmas photo backdrop.
In-Studio Family Christmas Mini Sessions
This time of year, there are plenty of photographers who will offer unique, in studio mini sessions. Mini sessions are limited edition with only so many slots available. Be sure to check your local Facebook groups, Instagram, or your local chamber of commerce for information on who has what! West Valley families, can check out my Family Christmas minis, here!
No matter what style or backdrop you decide on, make sure that it represents your family’s personality to make the family Christmas photos as authentic and joyful as possible. Getting the help of a professional photographer is always a good idea for these shoots. That way everyone can be completely involved in the session.