Baby’s First Christmas Pictures

Today we’re talking about baby’s first Christmas pictures during our 12 Days of Baby’s First Christmas series.

We’re covering 10 ideas from fellow moms and tricks on how to take beautiful baby Christmas pictures with just your phone!

If you’re just looking for the list of baby’s first Christmas photoshoot, scroll on down a bit!

Baby's First Christmas Pictures that you can DIY! Baby's first Christmas for both girls and boy is such a special time for families! Capture all the great moments, whether in front of your Christmas trees,  with siblings, or even the family dog. We cover baby photography tips AND 10 real life examples of Christmas baby photoshoot ideas. #babysfirstchristmas #christmasphotoshoot #christmas

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5 Tricks of the Trade for the Best Baby’s First Christmas Pictures

1. It’s ALL About the Lighting

Natural lighting is the best when taking pictures. Ideally you want to be outside or in front of a big window, but not in a position where sunlight is directly on you.

Taking pictures outside on a cloudy day is always perfect, because the clouds diffuse the light a bit. Taking pictures later in the afternoon around 4 or so is always a great way to capture the best lighting for pictures.

If you’re taking pictures indoors and you don’t have a great window to let the light in, you can use lamps with daylight bulbs to brighten up the area.

If you plan on doing a lot of photoshoots with your little one, consider investing in a photography lighting system. I use this one and I love it. It was pretty inexpensive and it works great!

2. Use an Inexpensive Backdrop

Using a backdrop can give your pictures a more professional feel if you don’t have an ideal space for taking pictures.

If you’re using your Christmas tree as a backdrop, you can also consider using a backdrop on the floor. You can also use blankets, small rugs – really anything to make your baby the focal point.

3. Use a Stabilizer

Our hands naturally shake and it is the number one reason why pictures come out blurry.

If you laser sharp focus, use an app with a stabilizer. It will reduce camera shake and let you focus in on your adorable little baby.

4. Collect Adorable Props

I love collecting cute little props for baby photoshoots!

Some popular Christmas baby photoshoot props:

5. Edit Edit Edit

Even if you have the best lighting in the world, you’ll usually still need to edit your pictures and make them a bit brighter.

I personally like PicTapGo and Snapseed. There

With PicTapGo, you can use their filters to really brighten the picture.

With Snapseed, you have even more control of the editing process. You can remove small blemishes or something like lint off of a sweater using their healing tool. You can also make the picture brighter by using the exposure tool.

Baby’s First Christmas Photoshoot Ideas

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Sarah Jordan Photography
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Erin Joyce Photography:
via Brit + Co
via Aaron Varga Photography

There you have it! I hope you’re inspired to create the best Baby’s First Christmas pictures! Merry Christmas!

10 Clever Nursery Organization Ideas

Preparing a nursery is such a precious experience in life. Typically once nesting sets in, a mom will want to organize everything in the home and of course that means the nursery as well. Here are 10 clever nursery organization ideas that will help you find a place for everything. These are real life baby room organization ideas from moms.

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10 clever nursery organization hacks to help you find storage, find a place for everything, and prepare for baby! #nursery #nurseryorganizationideas


The Top 10 Costumes for Baby’s First Halloween

Choosing your baby’s first Halloween costume is such a fun experience, because there’s truly nothing cuter than a baby dressed up! Here are my top picks for this year!

1.Baby’s First Halloween Costume: The Elephant

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By far, this elephant costume is my absolute top pick for this season. It’s offered from newborn all the way to 24 months.

2. Sheepishly Spooky Baby Halloween Costume

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I love this adorable sheep halloween costume. It’s perfect for baby’s first Halloween.

3. Little Baby Cow Costume

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Can we even? This little cow costume is the cutest!

4. Chick & Egg Baby Halloween Costume

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This Chick in an egg costume is one of my favorites this season!

5. Baby Puppy Halloween Costume

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Is there anything cuter than a baby dressed up as a puppy? Nope.

6. Unicorn Baby & Toddler Halloween Costume

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Unicorns are still a big hit. This unicorn costume comes in sizes from newborns all the way to toddlers!

7. Pineapple Baby Halloween Costume

Pineapple Halloween Costume

Stand out from the crowd as a baby pineapple!

8. Little Baby Avocado Costume


I’m loving this hysterical avocado baby costume!

9. Baby Lion Halloween Costume


Rawr! Dress your little one up as a lion this Halloween!

10. Little Baby Flamingo Halloween Costume

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I don’t think I’ve ever seen a baby dressed up as a flamingo, so this officially wins the top ten list! How adorable and hysterical is this flamingo costume?

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