The pictures you take of you, your family, and your baby are one of the most special things you'll take out of the holiday season. Typically everyone dresses up for these photos, and your baby should be no different. Here you'll find all the help you need to take great photos and select a boutique baby Christmas outfit for your holiday photos.
Babies tend to dislike discomfort and can be fussy when you keep interrupting their sleep, therefore it's important to choose an outfit that's both soft and comfortable. With the right outfit and a few tips, you'll have plenty of swoon-worthy pictures for your newborn's first Christmas.
Taking Christmas Photos with Newborn Baby
The following steps will guide you during a photo session at home or with a professional photographer.
- Keep your baby full. When babies are satisfied, they sleep easily. This way, taking the baby's photos is more effortless.
- Use props and background colors that communicate the Christmas mood.
- Rely on natural light or ensure your room is well-lit. Ample light adds life to your photos and magically captures your newborn's cutest moments.
- Try out new angles. Different angles give you various perspectives and capture the beauty of your baby's movement.
Backgrounds and Outfits
For a Christmas photo, use Christmas colors and decorations for the background. For instance, you can use white sheets, red drapes or holiday lights. Moreover, your Christmas tree, ornaments, and gift boxes will make an excellent background.
You can also slip your newborn into a Christmas stocking or place on a tiny chair and take a few shots. However, if you prefer to take a more simple route, you, a Christmas tree and your baby in their newborn Christmas outfit will do just fine. Keep the room temperature warm enough for the baby when taking these shots.
Personalized holiday blankets or a pair of Christmas booties also make fabulous accessories when used well. If you're still wondering what your baby should wear, head on to our Christmas Collection and choose from a range of dazzling baby boutique Christmas outfits.
What Are the Essentials to Bring for Photo Day?
Before the actual day, visit or call your photographer and talk about your expectations. This way, you will know what to carry on photo day. However, there are essential items that you have to carry for the photo session.
- Food: A photo session may last for 3 hours, so ensure the baby has enough food for the session.
- Extra Diapers and Clothes: Also, carry any special creams and wipes for the baby.
- Extra Pair of Hands: Have your spouse with you to help with the baby or the baby's siblings.
- Sentimental Props: If you have items such as mittens knit by grandma or family heirlooms, carry them on photo day. These items will help customize your photos.
- Favorite Toys: A pacifier, favorite blanket, or a toy pacifier holder like our silly bear can help the baby feel comfortable in an unfamiliar environment.
How Should I Pose My Newborn for Christmas Photos?
When posing your newborn for Christmas photos, keep their comfort and safety a priority. For instance, consider photographing them sleeping in a cozy basket with Christmas decorations. Other newborn Christmas photo ideas might include:
- Taking snowy pictures
- Posing your newborn in a Santa hat
- Taking photos of the newborn sleeping, especially near Christmas decorations
- Letting the baby open some gifts while you shoot
- Taking close shots to show the baby's smile
Remember to avoid complex poses that might make the baby uncomfortable.
How Do You Take Pictures of a 3-Month-Old Baby?
Since they start becoming more active, photographing 3-month-olds can be challenging. Try capturing them when they're in a happy and peaceful state. Non-forced candid shots often yield the best results. You could also pose them against Christmas-themed backdrops for more festive pictures.
How Old Should a Newborn Be for Newborn Photos?
The optimal time to photograph newborns is within the first two weeks of birth. They tend to sleep more and curl up in womb-like poses during this time. However, newborn photography can be done at any stage in the baby's first month.
How to Match a Family Outfit for Photos?
The first step when choosing a family outfit is choosing a color scheme. Many people choose between darker color or more whites and pastels. While making this choice, keep your shoot location in mind. A color palette that blends in with your location's colors will give you elegant Christmas photos.
However, since your newborn is the main focus of the shoot, they should stand out. They should have a primary solid color, such as white, black, navy or an elegant sage like our Milo 3-Piece Suit. The rest of the family's outfits should compliment each other, including the baby's outfit.
Our Milo Baby Boy Suit in Sage for Holiday Photos.
Remember to pay attention to small details, including accessories and shoes. Although they seem insignificant, they can enhance or diminish your photos' quality.
14 Ideas for Baby Christmas Photo Outfits
The moment you've been waiting for is here—selecting the ideal newborn Christmas photography outfit. You want to capture your little bundle of joy's first magical Christmas. And the right baby Christmas outfit can take this special memory from cute to unforgettable.
Today, we will help you land the outfit that can make your baby's first holiday season truly special. You can dress them in a formal outfit, more casually, or even take a holiday pajamas photo if that's what you want. Most families choose to do holiday photos in nice dresses and formal suits though, so that's what we'll focus on here. Keep reading for 14 suggestions to help you find the perfect boutique baby Christmas outfit for your holiday photo.
The Best Baby Girl Christmas Outfits
Your little girl deserves to shine in her baby photoshoot. For a timeless and angelic look, choose a white dress for newborn photos. A white dress will make your little girl the center of attention and also bring a peaceful, pure ambiance to the photos.
On the other hand, a flowy dress for newborn photos will add a touch of magic and dreaminess to the pictures. It's perfect for outdoor shoots or if you're going for a fairy-like theme.
Whether you are taking your holiday photos as a family, or just want pictures of your baby alone, our baby girl Christmas dress boutique is the perfect place to get the perfect dress. Here are seven sweet baby girl party dresses that will put the perfect finishing touches on your holiday photos.
1. Ella Lace Romper Dress
Baby Beau & Belle provides a collection of dresses delicately crafted for your baby's soft skin. For instance, the Ella Lace dress is an elegant addition to your newborn's Christmas dress collection. You can accessorize your newborn's dress with headbands or quilted booties.
2. Emily Dress & Bloomers
Capture a classic Christmas look with the Emily Dress & Bloomer set with a beautiful holly berry red or green velvet ribbon sash! The Emily Dress features embroidered cotton eyelet lace with a sweet scalloped edge and lace trim, soft lace cap sleeves add a delicate touch.
3. June Jumper Dress Set
The June Baby Girl Dress is a classic style a-line jumper dress, perfect for a Christmas photos! Made in our luxuriously soft black French terry cotton with a sweet contrasting white cotton dot lace trim. This outfit was designed with the vintage holiday spirit in mind!
4. Poppy Lace Dress & Bonnet
5. Noelle Quilted Sweater and Bonnet
The Noelle quilted sweater is a timeless design that will perfectly compliment any holiday outfit! Made of light ivory quilted cotton so it's super soft against baby's skin. Soft ecru edge lace adds a cute and fun detail. Wrist length sleeves so she's fully covered. When paired with the matching quilted cotton bonnet you have the perfect set for all of her holiday needs!
6. Penelope Vintage Silk Dress
7. Noelle Newborn Christmas Romper
Our Top Baby Boy Christmas Outfits
Celebrating your baby boy's first Christmas is an exceptional experience. Baby boys may not wear dresses, but that doesn't mean they can't dress up! Thus, selecting an outfit to match this special moment is exciting. When dressing your baby boy for his first Christmas, age plays an important role.
At Baby Beau & Belle, you'll find stunning three-piece suits and holiday onesies that will leave your baby classically styled during this Christmas season.
1. James 3-Piece Suit
The James 3-Piece Suit: This perfectly chic baby boy suit is our take on the tuxedo-suit. Classically trimmed and styled for your little man's holiday photos. Available in either black or white, this baby boy suit is classy in all the right ways.
2. Noah Baby Boy Christmas Suit
3. Elliot 3-Piece Suit
4. Asher 3-Piece Suit
5. Nicholas Newborn Holiday Romper
Our Nicholas Personalized Holiday Blankets can be embroidered with your baby's name.
6. Elijah 3-Piece Suit
7. Harrison Baby Boy Suit
How Should I Dress My Newborn in the Winter?
Your newborn cannot control their body temperature like an adult. Dressing your baby in layers during winter is easier as you can take them off when temperatures change. A rule of thumb is to have the baby in the same layers as you, plus one. Your baby should stay warm and not overheat, which could lead to further discomfort.
Dress your baby in a cotton onesie for the first layer. Cotton allows moisture to escape and keeps the baby warm and dry. Ensure your newborn has mittens, a beanie, and socks to warm their hands, head, and toes.To keep Baby warm when traveling to and from parties and photo shoots, check out our assortment of coordinating blankets, especially for our baby Christmas outfits in 0-3 months.
Our glad dreams coat set, perfect for those chilly days.
When going outside, wrap your baby in a blanket and constantly check their temperature. Check your baby's tummy or back to determine their body temperature.
Professional holiday photos are the perfect way to celebrate your family during the holiday season, but it's important to dress your baby in an appropriate outfit to mark the occasion. A fancy baby Christmas outfit should be dressy enough to go with siblings and parents who will be in the photo with her, and should coordinate with the planned background of the photo. If you don't know what the background will be like, you can never go wrong with neutral holiday colors such as white, ivory, and gold for girls, and white, gray, blue, and navy for boys.
Wrap Up Their First Christmas With Unforgettable Outfits
You've got more magic this year than just Santa's deliveries. Your first Christmas with your little one adds extra meaning to this wonderful time.
You have only one chance for the baby's first Christmas photoshoot. Set the scene, choose a cute Christmas outfit, and most of all, enjoy bonding with your little one.
Explore more unique, handcrafted, and stunning outfits for your little one at Baby Beau & Belle. Our collection promises to add more excitement and charm to your baby's festive season. For more information, contact us today.