Christmas Photos Styling Ideas

Christmas Photos Styling Ideas and Tips :: Massachusetts Photographer

christmas photo styling ideas

At Crabapple Photography we LOVE Christmas photos! And because of how much we love them, we do everything in our power to make them as fun, easy, and stress free as possible for kids and parents. This includes helping make the styling aspect as easy as possible for Christmas photos, too. Which is why every year I write styling guides and give tips to parents when it comes to choosing what to wear for these photos. And the good new is, there’s not really any wrong answers! Because the most important thing is that you’re happy and in a festive mood. And being festive is a little different for everyone.

Pajamas for Christmas Photos

Some people choose to dress in fun Christmas pajamas. And I always love when parents get in on the fun with matching jammies, too! There are so many different stores that sell matching pajamas for the whole family, something that I know many clients are super grateful for. Hanna Andersson has become pretty iconic when it comes to matching jammies. But Old Navy, Children’s Place, and Target all have matching options for the whole family.

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Christmas Sweaters and Casual Clothing

Some people choose to go middle of the road–not pajamas, but not formal. This usually means lots of Christmas sweaters, some plaid. All in all cozy looks that would me comfortable to wear in front of a fire. I love the idea of classic “ugly” Christmas sweaters for the whole family. Another great thing: layering for multiple options! These brothers, H&H had on the sweetest cream colored sweaters. Pop them off and underneath was a plaid button down that was equally Christmas-ready! Christmas sweaters and festive cozy garb is available at any of your favorite clothing stores. H&M, Cat & Jack, and Gap are great starting places!

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Buffalo plaid is always perfect and timeless for Christmas photos!
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Formal Options for Christmas Portraits

And some families choose to go a Sunday best, formal route for these portraits. I’ve done this in the past with my own girls so I definitely see the appeal. And thanks to stores like Janie and Jack, Hope and Henry, and even Amazon options it’s easy to find matching formal looks for siblings. And even the idea of “formal” is open to interpretation. I love that below is a trio of sisters in velvet dresses with bows. And also the D siblings in perfectly coordinating outfits. They’re different layers of formal but equally adorable!

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Looking for styling ideas for your Christmas photos? Crabapple Photography in Andover MA serves clients from around the area including Cambridge, North Andover, Peabody, Boston and beyond. We strive to make all sessions as fun and stress free for the whole family as possible. This includes helping our clients with everything from styling ideas to choosing prints and products after the session. Contact Kate today to learn more.

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    Welcome to Crabapple Photography! I'm Kate and I've been a family portrait photographer since 2009. My specialty is newborns, babies and children. We have fun! My style is clean and whimsical and I am a detail person.

    My studio is located in Andover, MA and I proudly photograph families in the North Shore of MA, Greater Boston and Southern NH areas. I also offer on location outdoor sessions as well.

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