It’s time for Christmas photo ideas! I know it’s not December yet but Christmas trees are popping up, Christmas lists are being written & it’s the perfect time to plan your Christmas photos. Whether for Christmas cards for friends & family, prints, canvases or photobooks as presents or gifting a session itself, here are my top 5 festive photo session ideas for couples & families – plus some on my own Christmas wish list…

1) Romantically wrapped up warm

Winter is the perfect time for those snuggled up couple photos. Add chunky knit scarves, bobble hats & winter coats then cozy together for warmth – giving natural, relaxed & romantic photos

 

2) Family fun decorating

Family traditions are always special – I remember the excitement when my dad took down of our box of Christmas decorations from the loft each year! Whether you’re in novelty hats putting lights up outdoors, or snugly gathered together hanging Christmas stockings by the fire – capture these traditions as your family grows

3) Christmas jumpers & mistletoe

Mistletoe is the perfect prop for a couples Christmas shoot allowing plenty of kisses & laughter, while celebrating a (possibly) ancient Norse tradition. Add a festive winter woolly to keep you cozy for a fun-filled couples shoot

4) Pjs & favourite toys

Capture that Christmas morning feel with a relaxed session at home in your pjs. Add current favourite toys, or even (if you’ve been really good) open one gift early for that Christmas present joy & excitement

5) A visit to Santa

Santa’s pretty busy in December & can be found in magical grottos, farms with reindeer & even on the Polar Express. I love to capture the awe & excitement from stroking Rudolph, baking with Mrs Claus or telling Santa what they want for Christmas

And my wish list? This year I’m asking Santa for a Christmas photo session for furry friends (pets can be Christmassy!) & photographing a trip to choose, carry home & decorate your Christmas tree (bonus points if you cut it down yourself!). And of course I’d love to hear if you have Christmas photo ideas of your own!

I have limited dates available in London & Northumberland & I’d love to talk to you about your plans so please send me a message and lets create some beautiful Christmas photos together.