Tips for Amazing Holiday Photos

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At the risk of breaking into song, it’s truly the most wonderful time of the year, isn’t it? There are so many natural, candid moments for capturing photos of the ones you love, with plenty of posed photo opps sprinkled in where (most) kids will usually smile– on Santa’s lap, opening gifts, hanging that special ornament on the perfect lighted tree. However since the days are short and the nights are dark, plus there’s different types of lighting EVERY.WHERE., holiday photography can get tricky!

No worries, my friends. I’ve rounded up 21 tips for amazing holiday photos so no matter what your level of photographic expertise you’ll be able to capture those special moments to last a lifetime. From Christmas card ideas to how to photograph your glowing tree to family photo ideas to creative props for photos and even how to look better in photos, these photography tips will have you feeling like a pro in no time. Are you ready? Say CHEEESE! (just kidding. don’t do that. follow these tips below instead!)

Tips for Amazing Holiday Photos

How to Photograph Your Christmas Tree from Unskinny Boppy

Tips for Amazing Holiday Photos

12 Tips for Taking Family Holiday Photos via Babble

Tips for Amazing Holiday Photos

Capturing Memorable Holiday Photos with Kids at Night from Nest of Posies

Tips for Amazing Holiday Photos

101 Creative Christmas Card Ideas via The Dating Divas

Tips for Amazing Holiday Photos

14 DIY Holiday Photo Ideas For Baby from Babble

Tips for Amazing Holiday Photos

{holiday photo booth} via simply + kierste

Tips for Amazing Holiday Photos

Must-Get Christmas Pictures Before the Tree Comes Down! from Kevin and Amanda

Tips for Amazing Holiday Photos

Capturing December Photo a Day Challenge

Tips for Amazing Holiday Photos

Christmas Bokeh from House of Hawthornes

Tips for Amazing Holiday Photos

Indoor Holiday Photo Tips from Simple as That

Tips for Amazing Holiday Photos

10 Tips for What to Wear in Family Photos via Extraordinary Mommy

Tips for Amazing Holiday Photos

8 Tips to help you get a fun family photo this year via Kids Activities Blog

Tips for Amazing Holiday Photos

Christmas Chalk Art from Dating Divas

Tips for Amazing Holiday Photos

Capture Christmas Details via Simple as That

Tips for Amazing Holiday Photos

Capture Your Christmas Photography Series from Click It Up a Notch

Tips for Amazing Holiday Photos

Christmas Tree Photo Tutorial via The Crafty Woman

Tips for Amazing Holiday Photos

Amazing Valentine Creations by Baby Center Moms from Baby Center

Tips for Amazing Holiday Photos

Tips for Photographing Holiday Candlelight via I Heart Faces

Tips for Amazing Holiday Photos

How to Take Gorgeous Pictures of Christmas Lights from Babble

Tips for Amazing Holiday Photos

10 Ways To Look Better In Photos viaListotic

Tips for Amazing Holiday Photos

21 FUN THINGS TO DO WITH YOUR HOLIDAY PHOTOS! One Good Thing

Tips for Amazing Holiday Photos

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5 Comments

  1. Carrie, this is an awesome collection of photography tips! I’m pinning this!
    ~Bonnie

  2. I finally got a chance to look at this post. It’s wonderful! So much great information! Thank you for compiling it.
    Sending it to lots of people. Sending an early Christmas wish for you and your family. I love your blog.
    Dorothy

    1. Dorothy, I appreciate that so much! Have a wonderful Christmas filled with happiness (and beautiful photos too, ha!) 🙂

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