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.
Our Nicholas Personalized Holiday Blankets can be embroidered with your baby's name.
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 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.
10 Ideas for Baby Christmas Photo Outfits
There are lots of options for boutique baby Christmas outfits to dress your baby in for your holiday photos. 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 10 suggestions to help you find the perfect boutique baby Christmas outfit for your holiday photo.
The Best Baby Girl Christmas Outfits
Baby girl formal dresses are typically lacy, frothy creations that will make your baby girl look like a Christmas angel. Whether you are taking your holiday photos as a family, or just want pictures of your baby alone, a 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.
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.
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!
Our Top Baby Boy Christmas Outfits
Baby boys may not wear dresses, but that doesn't mean they can't dress up! There are plenty of dapper outfits to choose from when picking out a baby boy Christmas outfit for your perfect holiday photos.
If you're dressing a newborn, the Christmas outfit contributes to the Christmas festivities at home and captures the season's mood.
For starters, a newborn Christmas onesie would be perfect for your newborn. We offer classic onesies with Christmas prints, such as snowmen and Christmas trees. 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.
Additionally, don't forget to accessorize your outfit with pacifier holders, Wingtip shoes, caps and super-soft beanies. One of our newest additions is the plush wee reindeers, a perfect addition for your holiday photos.
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.
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.
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.
Where Can I Buy Fancy Baby Outfits?
Finding the perfect baby Christmas outfit is easier than you think. Simply check out our wide selection of everything from baby boy Christmas rompers and 3-piece suits for the boys, and baby girl formal dresses for the girls. We also sell our boutique baby Christmas outfits in a variety of sizes, making it easy to find matching Christmas outfits for boy and girl. For more holiday photo ideas, browse our online boutique of baby Christmas outfits.