Baby’s first Christmas: How to take an amazing photo

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Baby’s first Christmas is a magical occasion for all and there are many ways for you to cherish the festive season with a bub in tow. There’s the adorable first Christmas decoration, the matchy-matchy family Christmas outfits and of course, baby’s first Christmas photo.

To help give you a little festive flair, here are 13 ways for you to make baby’s first Christmas photo shine.

Cookie monster

Baby's first Christmas photo, eating all the cookies

Someone’s been into Santa’s cookie stash! But when the cookie monster is this cute we can’t stay angry for long. (via Jennifer Ellen Photography)

Dressed for the occasion

Baby's first Christmas photo ideas - dressed in red and white stockings

There’s nothing more adorable than a baby’s tiny feet. Take a close up of bub dressed in a pair of festive stockings and make the most of those teeny toes. (via Courtney’s Sweets)

Santa’s Little Helper

Baby's first Christmas photo ideas - baby sitting in front of Santa

The big guy gets a little help from his newest elf this Christmas. (via Precious Moments Photography)

Aussie Christmas

Baby's first Christmas photo, an Australian Christmas at the beach

The scorching heat doesn’t have to dampen your festive spirit. Add an Aussie twist to your baby’s first Christmas photo – simply head to the beach and build a Sandman! (Daniel May Photography via Pinterest)

Light up Christmas

Baby's first Christmas photo, dressed in leg warmers with fairy lights

They’ll be the shining light of your Christmas this year. Cover those chubby legs in a festive pair of leg warmers and add fairy lights for a sparkling finish. (via Red Lotus Photography)

Sleeping Beauty

Baby's first Christmas photo asleep in front of the Christmas tree

For some, all the excitement of Christmas is just too much. If only we could look this dreamy during our Christmas nap! (Aaron Varga Photography via Pinterest)

A gift worth waiting for

Baby's first Christmas photo, adorable gift in a box

Get baby’s first Christmas all wrapped up. They’ll need a Santa hat, of course, and a half wrapped box to pop out of – easy! (via Pinterest)

Naughty nudie

Baby's first Christmas photo with Christmas lights

It’s no secret that babies like to pull, push and play with everything in sight. Luckily for them, they look seriously sweet while doing it. (via Housewife Electic)

The gift that keeps on giving

Baby's first Christmas photo with a bow in her hair

A bow in her hair and not a care in the world. An easy peasy photo idea that can be done in a jiffy. (via Pinterest)

A Christmas Tale

Baby's first Christmas photo idea - baby asleep on a Christmas story

“Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house…”. Create new memories using a classic Christmas tale. (Erin Joyce Photography via Pinterest)

Four-legged friends

Baby's first Christmas photo with family dog

Together, they rule the roost. If you have a pet at home, make baby’s first Christmas photo even more special by including your furry friend in it too. (via Brit + Co)

Christmas came early

Baby's first Christmas photo, newborn baby in stocking

Traditionally stockings hang over the fireplace at Christmas, but they come in pretty handy as a baby holder too. Pick up a stocking personalised with baby’s name for this photo and you’re ready to go. (via Sarah Jordan Photography)

Frosty the snowman

Cute baby Christmas photo idea, Frosty the Snowman

Dress your darling boy or girl as Frosty the Snowman and we guarantee hearts will melt over your Christmas photo this year. (Danielle Brasher Photography via Pinterest)

Read next…

If it’s bub’s first Christmas this year, you have so many exciting times ahead. From creating Christmas traditions to making your own homemade decorations, here are a couple of Christmas articles you might like to read next.