It may be hard to come up with Christmas-themed ideas for a photo session in sunny, snow-free Orange County, but as your trusted professional photographer, I’ve got some adorable ideas that will make your Christmas cards something to be proud of. You’ll be itching to send these out once you have your family photo session! These 5 Christmas Card themes and ideas are just the tip of the iceberg, so if you’ve got an idea ready to go, give me a call, and we’ll make your Christmas magic happen.
1. Decorate the Lot
With Christmas right around the bend, there are several Christmas tree lots in the area where we could do some of your shots for a very festive, wintery photo, like this family did. We can hang a little tinsel, set up a colorful blanket, and, with coordinating outfits, these photos will look like they came straight from the North Pole.
2. Santa Baby
If you’re celebrating this year’s holidays with a new member of the family, this is a great opportunity for some of the sweetest photos you can imagine. A tiny Santa hat is all you need to make baby ready for his close-up, but placing your baby in a Santa-shaped basket or even in beautifully wrapped package will up the cuteness ante.
3. Story Time
We all have stories we loved to read at Christmastime, so why not find your favorite book and make it the focal point of your family photo session? With the right lighting and outfits, this sweet and soft photo style may be just right for your family. This can also work to soothe a grumpy child with a familiar item while your family gets in place for photos.
4. Reindeer Games
If your family is more on the silly side, this reindeer idea is easy and unique, especially if there are 8 of you! Grab a pair of antlers, either real or fuzzy fake ones, and in coordinating outfits, even separately shot photos of your family members will look great side by side. Or grab antlers for the kids (or the dogs!) and we’ll have a lot of fun while we make your photos.
5. Pajama Party
Nothing says Christmas like matching pajamas! Make this Christmas tradition your photo session theme, and you’ll be able to go for any tone: being silly in antlers and red noses, or being peaceful by a fireplace, waiting for Santa. Your friends and family will love how comfy you look on your Christmas cards!
Contact me today to squeeze in a last minute holiday photo shoot before Santa arrives!