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7 Christmas-Themed Photoshoot Ideas to Try with Your Kids

It’s definitely been an interesting last few months here in Auckland and it’s hard to believe that Christmas is only a few days away!!

I know a lot of Christmas events and Santa photos have had to be canceled this year due to Covid – including the ones we were due to do out at Paerata Rise, so I’ve put together this blog post so you can have some fun taking your own festive Christmas photos at home. Below are seven different ideas for some fun themed photoshoots with your kids.

I’d love to see what you come up with so if you give these a go, don’t forget to tag us @accentphotograhynz when you share them on your socials.

  1. What’s Christmas without cookies.
    If you have a little one who loves cookies, dress them up in a cute outfit or even like an elf and capture them stealing a few of the cookies you’ve left out for Santa.
  2. All that glitters.
    If your children are slightly older, you can get some beautiful shots by simply adding a little glitter to the mix. To capture this unique shot, zoom in and get your child to blow beautiful glitter out of their hand. A darker background will help the glitter to show up more.
  3. Dress the trees.
    Have a lovely tree outside or live near a park? Dress your kids up, decorate a portion of the tree with brightly-colored baubles and get them to pose underneath it.
  4. Elves love pillow fights.
    For something more playful, dress your kids up in striped pajamas to fit in with the Christmas theme, add some bunting to the room and get them to have a playful pillow fight while you capture the action.
  5. Santa’s sleepy helper.
    If your child is still little, you can capture so many cute shots of them while they sleep. From placing them on top of a red Santa sack stuffed with pillows to capturing them fast asleep on a children’s Christmas book, there are lots of ways to get some sweet, sleepy shots.
  6. The baker. Of the many things that are great about Christmas, food is one of them, so why not take your camera into the kitchen and capture your children baking in their Christmas hats.
  7. The reindeer and his friend. If your pets are a big part of your life, get your children and your pets to wear a pair of reindeer antlers or santa hats and capture a few fun, giggly shots.
When your niece decides the dog is far too easy to take photos with, and that we should dress up the goats for Christmas as well. I tell you goats are a hell of a lot harder to photograph than kids!! Also not too sure they were so keen on the headbands, especially this one with bells on it.

Christmas is such a fun, colorful time of the year that it’s almost impossible to run out of inspiration for your photo and once you get going, you’ll soon think of many more ideas that you and your children will love. Let the kids think up some of their own photoshoot ideas -they are sure to create lots of laughs and some super natural photos to celebrate this time of year.

I want to take this time to wish you all a big Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Have a safe holiday season and see you all in 2022.

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