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Do you cringe when scheduling your family’s Christmas pictures?
What to wear?
What poses would be best?
How on Earth will you keep the kids from tearing everything down?
I hear ya.
While Christmas family pictures are a life-long memory, I am always thankful that they are silent.
One year I posted our family’s pictures on Facebook and wrote this comment:
“This picture has nothing to do with reality, whatsoever.”
It was still a pretty picture.
So, if you are in the same boat, and looking to make this year’s photo session a tad bit less chaotic, my list is for you.
I gathered ideas from all over the Internet, and brought to you 10 adorable Christmas family picture ideas you should try!
All of these are family-friendly and will inspire you to take fabulous, yet simple-to-pull-off pictures.
Let’s dive in!
1. Red, white and jeans
Picture credit and idea: Real Farm Wives of America.
This was our inspiration for last year’s family outfits, and it was a huge success.
I was able to score some items at a second-hand store, and many of the items are staples we have already owned, so we didn’t break the bank.Not only did we look cute (if I may say so myself, I wasn’t overly worried about what the kids did in their clothes.
Not only did we look cute (if I may say so myself), but I wasn’t overly worried about what the kids did in their clothes.
I love the casual yet festive feel of this look.
2. Pop of Red
Image credit and idea: Lipgloss and Crayons
Here’s another idea that won’t require too much prep work and clothes shopping, but will definitely be off the cuteness meter.
With more kids, mama could have one on her shoulder too or older ones could squeeze in between the parents.
We may have to try this with our 4!
3. Go Cozy
Image credit and idea: Sara Garcia Photo Art.
I love the cozy blanket that sets the picture apart from others. Nestled between pine trees with a simple festive backdrop, this one is a keeper.
And who knows, maybe you buy your own blanket and use that every year in front of the Christmas tree, to see how much everybody has changed.
Sounds like a cool new tradition to start.
4. Legwarmers For Baby
Image credit and idea: Livingly
Ok, this isn’t technically a “family” pose, but who doesn’t want a picture with just the youngest family member on it?
Those chubby cheeks and legs won’t be there next year…
The legwarmers will definitely accentuate said chubby legs.
5 . Matching PJs
Image credit and idea: Livingly.
What’s easier than stay in your own element and take a family picture at home in your matching PJs?
This idea is just as cute as any, and you can do it using a tripod and Bluetooth remote in your living room!
6. Sparkles and Plaid
Image credit and idea: Connection Photo Blog.
I love mixing casual and dressy, and this picture idea does just that. You don’t need a lot to make baby’s first Christmas family picture totally unique.
7. Announcement Picture
Picture credit and idea: The Sweetest Occasion.
While the original idea is for a newlywed photo shoot, I imagine this to be a Christmas baby announcement picture idea.
I could never wait too long to announce my pregnancies, but if you can or if you’re lucky enough to find out right around Christmas, this idea is perfect!
8. Silent Night
Picture credit and idea: Farrel Photography.
I think this picture tells the whole story. It definitely has everything to do with reality.
If you’re up for a silly family picture you can laugh at for years to come, this is it!
9. Go Formal
Picture credit and idea: Inspire and Instyle.
If you want some Holiday glam, family style, dress the adults in an evergreen (get it?) formal black outfit and let the kids steal the show in their fancy new Holiday clothes.
10. Sweeten the Deal
Picture credit and idea: Itty Bitty Portraits.
Hot chocolate, marshmallows, and candy canes go hand-in-hand with your Christmas pictures.
I bet, promising to share some of the goodies afterward would entice even the most reluctant little photo models. (bribing for pictures is ok, right?)
I hope you enjoyed looking through these adorable family Christmas pictures and found some inspiration for your own family.
Which photo idea did you like best?
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