How a Lifestyle Photography Session Can Make Your Christmas Extra Special

For many of us, Christmas is a time of joy and togetherness; a time when families take a break from their normal routines and come together to celebrate the festive season. Twinkly lights, cosy evenings, the aroma of cinnamon and dried oranges with a backdrop of rich reds, deep greens and gleaming metallics – all these little details symbolise the countdown to Christmas.

To capture some Christmas magic, why not hire a professional lifestyle photographer for a festive family photoshoot? I’m an Edinburgh-based photographer and I offer four different lifestyle photography sessions – all of which can be given a Christmassy twist:

  • A maternity photography session will capture not only the exciting build-up to Christmas, but also the anticipation of your baby’s imminent arrival.
  • A newborn photography session is the perfect way to bookmark to baby’s first Christmas.
  • For those loved-up newly-weds or recently engaged couples, a yuletide couples’ photography session could be just the ticket.
  • And for those just wanting to celebrate the festive season together, a family photography session is ideal.

If you’re feeling creative, now’s your chance to shine! Time to get out your Christmas clobber. Christmas jumpers are a popular choice, especially with the younger ones. Reindeer, Santa, an elf or snowman – whatever design you have, let’s show them off. If you prefer something a little more subtle, then perhaps choosing an outfit in Christmas colours is more your thing.

For a festive photoshoot, I love to show how each family brings their own personal touch to Christmas. The season of goodwill is a feast for the eyes and the belly. I’ll snap away as you bake and decorate gingerbread; adorn your tree with baubles and hang decorations round your home.

Are your children on the Santa’s nice list? Then I can click away on my camera as they write their letters to him – the elves can then get to work pronto! Nothing says Christmas more than wrapping presents for loved ones and putting them under the tree – and is that an Elf on the Shelf in background up to no good? There are so many ways for you to make the most of your Christmas lifestyle photography session – just be yourselves and, most importantly, have fun.

Christmas is always a chaotic time of year so it can help ease the pressure a little if I come to you. But Christmas lifestyle photographs don’t have to be shot at home. As with all my sessions, I’m more than happy to photograph you at a favourite location, such as a local park – and if you’re local to Edinburgh, you’ll know how beautifully festive it looks at Christmas time. Just be sure to wrap up warm!

Father and son reading a book together in front of the Christmas tree for family photography session

Sometimes we need to take a step back and fully appreciate how beautiful life can be. This is the perfect opportunity for the whole family to spend some quality time together, creating a unique keepsake at the same time. So, let’s make some magical memories together with a Christmas lifestyle photography session.

Get in touch to book your Christmas lifestyle photography sessions I offer.

Festive lifestyle photograph of dried orange tree ornament