5 of the best Toddler Christmas photo ideas

I put together five different toddler Christmas photo ideas you can do this Holiday season. All of these photoshoots are easy and can be done at home to save you time and money. I included a short description on how I put each photo together. These Christmas photos will be a perfect addition to your Christmas cards.

Five Toddler Christmas photo ideas

It can be expensive taking photos at a professional studio so I started to learn how to take photos myself. I wanted to save money and I wanted to be able to do them at home where my boys were most comfortable. I have a course teaching you how to take photos at home so go check it out!

Why I love taking Christmas photos

Your kids are little for such a short period of time. I take Christmas photos of my kids to capture the joy and magic of the holiday season. These snapshots freeze moments of their happiness and wonder, creating cherished memories that reflect the festive spirit and our family traditions. I also love adding them to my kids December photo albums. They love looking back on all these fun photoshoots!

First Toddler Christmas Photo Idea : Christmas Pajamas

The first toddler Christmas photo ideas is just putting your toddler in front of the Christmas tree. I put my boys in their pajamas with the year of their Christmas on the letter board. It’s tradition now for me to take this picture every year. It will be fun to see them grow and I love the letter board, it adds to the picture and makes it more fun.

The Christmas pajamas they are wearing in the picture are from last years Children’s Place Christmas pajamas collection

How to make a video changing into pajamas

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See our last year photoshoot in pajamas

If you want to take family Christmas pajamas photoshoot I have some different ideas of how you can take them. I love photography and started learning to take photos at home to save time and money.

How I display Christmas photos

I make a December photo album for my boys every year. I put every picture we took during the month and I use their Christmas Pajama picture as the cover. Watch the video below to see how they grow through out the years. See what photo album I love using and my review HERE.

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Second Toddler Christmas photo idea: Holiday outfit

The second toddler Christmas photo ideas is to put on a fun holiday outfit with a festive backdrop. I used white wrapping paper to hang the backdrop on the wall. You could also use a white bed sheet to get that white backdrop. I went to Michaels and found random props to add around them.

Where to buy outfit:

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Another toddler Christmas photo idea wearing a nice outfit in front of the Christmas tree. I thought it would be fun to have my boys wear a nice suit with their Santa hats for a Christmas photo. I loved how it turned out and it ended up being a fast and easy photo.

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Need Christmas Baby Photoshoot ideas?

Here are five of the best Christmas baby photoshoot ideas you can do with your baby this year. They are all super cute photo ideas and you will love looking back on them. I included a short description on how I put each photo together.

Third Toddler Christmas Photo idea: Fireplace

This was such a fun and easy toddler Christmas photoshoot to do with my boys. What I love about this Christmas Eve photoshoot was how easy it was to put together. I’ll show you how to do it all in the steps below in the full blog post HERE.

Fourth Toddler Christmas Photo idea: Christmas Tree Lights

This is such a fun and easy one to do. Turn all the lights off in the room and have your kids sit in front of the Christmas tree. I use the flashlight on my phone and put it in the book so it was shinning on their face. I even put Christmas tree lights around them to shine on the book. Such a great idea for a cute Christmas photo.

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Fifth Toddler Christmas Photo Idea: Picture with Santa

The last Christmas photo idea that you could do with your toddler is get a nice picture with Santa. I have my boys wear a cute Christmas outfit or pajamas and then take them to a mall. Make sure you go somewhere that will give you lots of prints. When I lived in Minneapolis we would go to the Mall of America and they would let us stand at a computer screen and pick out our favorite pictures. Last year we went to Cabelas and they didn’t let us pick and only let us have one print. Its definitely worth paying extra to make sure you get more prints and get to pick your favorite.

This is alway such an easy Christmas photo to do with your toddlers. I make sure to take my kids every year. It will be fun to look back and see all the photos someday.

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I go more into detail on how to take your own photos at home and get them to look professional. I have video footage of me showing you how I made my wooden backdrop. I’ll share with you all the photography equipment I use. I’ll teach you how to edit your photos to add presets and remove unwanted objects from a photo. Tips and tricks on how to get kids to look at the camera and what settings to put your camera on. Everything you need to get that professional photo, but at home! Check out my course HERE.

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