14 Cute Baby's First Christmas Photo Shoot Ideas

This post covers the best 14 ideas of baby's first christmas photo shoot to help you inspire your Christmas photos.

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Nothing brings out the Christmas spirit more than an adorable baby in a Christmas dress. Cute babies always bring you joy without realizing it, not to mention their sweet Christmas-themed photos. Whether you want to capture your toddler's first present-opening moment or celebrate your newborn's first Christmas, it's essential to know how to take Christmas photos.

For this reason, we've collected 14 adorable baby's first Christmas photo shoot ideas to inspire your Christmas photo shoot, you can also unleash your creativity to DIY your baby's first photos for Christmas and create your own Christmas cards. So, pick up your camera to capture the precious moments instantly!

Baby's First Christmas Photoshoot Ideas at Home

Every parent likes to take pictures of their baby, but not every shoot goes well because the baby is always uncooperative. Why not try using cute Christmas props to catch their attention? Capture the beautiful moments when they are playing with Christmas decorations. Let's follow these Christmas ideas and do something fun!

  • With the Presents
A cute baby holding a gift box in front of the Christmas tree

This creative Christmas photo can be easily achieved by anyone, just place your child under your Christmas tree, let him hold the gift box and capture his sweet smile!

  • Open the Gift
A baby wearing a santa hat playing with toys

Take a picture of your baby opening holiday gifts, this kind of unintentional capture can best reflect the real and natural sense. You can also put a Santa hat on your baby, there is nothing like a red Christmas hat to bring the holiday spirit!

  • With Christmas Lights
A baby wearing a Santa hat playing with Christmas lights

Christmas is not complete without lights! You can use any of these cute props at your fingertips. Put your baby on a plush carpet, and put Christmas lights and other holiday decorations around the baby, it's that easy to create Christmas cheer! (Note: Make sure there is another pair of hands nearby and fast enough to prevent the baby from putting the lights into the mouth.)

  • By the Tree
A baby in a red dress sitting in front of the Christmas tree

This is an extremely easy baby Christmas photo, all you need to prepare — a Christmas tree full of decorative lights and colorful balls, a cute baby, and a clean white rug (or bath towel). That's it, perfect!

  • Lovely Siblings
A pair of adorable brothers

Although this is the baby's first Christmas photo shoot, that doesn't mean siblings can't get involved. Instead, Christmas photos with infants can show the love and connection between family members. Sometimes you don't need to deliberately guide the baby's movements, just take out your camera and wait patiently for a beautiful moment, and then press the shutter! Of course, you can also place their favorite toys around them and take a sweet photo of them sharing toys.

  • With the Reindeer
A cute baby sitting in front of the Christmas tree smiling

Cute reindeer are an essential element of Christmas Eve, putting them together with a cute baby is a perfect match!

  • Decorating the Tree
A baby girl is decorating a Christmas tree

It's a fairly easy shot to capture, just make sure the baby don't overpower the tree or rip off something fragile.

  • With the Parents
A baby is touching Christmas tree with its young parents

Christmas is a time to come together and spend time with our loved ones, and Christmas family photos capture love and togetherness. Parents can hold the baby and smile as they look on, a traditional Christmas family photo taken next to a beautiful Christmas tree is a good choice for this special day.

Newborn Christmas Photos Ideas

Taking newborns for their first Christmas photos is far easier than taking pictures of babies, because the newborns sleep so often and deeply, which means you can play with their poses however you want.

  • Baby Santa
a baby santa

This baby Santa idea is so cute! Try the classic egg pose — use soft fabric to wrap the baby like an egg. What a wonderful pairing of a sleeping newborn dressed as Santa on soft cotton!

  • With the Santa
A Santa Claus holding a cute newborn

Why not consider dressing up your baby's grandpa or dad as Santa Claus and holding your baby for a photoshoot? It's much easier than dressing up your baby. This is a great win for anyone with a newborn and older children who will get a kick out of Santa's photos.

  • Red & Green
a baby wearing Christmas-themed pajamas

Baby's first Christmas photoshoot doesn't have to be complicated, sometimes just an outfit that reflects the Christmas spirit is all you need. Red and green are the classic colors of Christmas. So, just dress your baby in red and green pajamas, and take a picture of your baby's adorable moment!

  • Snowman Baby
a snowman baby

Lovely snowman dolls are always the favorite of babies. Dress your baby up as a snowman while he/she is sleeping and partner with a snowman doll for a Christmas photo shoot. Look, a pair of snowman twins! (The doll can even be used as a scale in the upcoming years’ photo shoots.)

  • Green Elf Baby
Baby's Christmas photo

Take a baby Christmas photoshoot with green Christmas tree leaves and a beautiful wreath to make the photo full of life and hope!

  • In the Basket
A lovely baby wearing a beard sticker sitting in a basket

This is a common idea for baby's photoshoot: lay soft pillows and towels in the basket, pair with a mini green Christmas tree.

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Here you can find professional and aesthetical Christmas design templates. Pick a cute template for your baby's first Christmas picture from Fotor's huge template library and DIY it. You can take full control of any element in the template, from changing the background to adding text to the photo, and inserting Christmas clipart.

Additionally, there are many card templates to choose from, so you can easily turn your photos into a memorable photo card! The process is straightforward and easy enough for anyone to use. With Fotor, it has never been easier to create a beautiful card for your little one's first Christmas!

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The baby's first Christmas photo shoot is a top priority no matter what. Take advantage of this warm and joyful season to capture lovely family memories. Hopefully, our 14 infant Christmas photo ideas are helpful in inspiring your photo shoot, you can also check more Christmas ideas with Fotor. Merry Christmas!