26 Baby & Newborn Christmas Photo Ideas (Free Falling Snow Overlay!)

The baby Christmas photos you’re about to see should give you plenty of ideas on what poses and props to use for your own. I hope you get loads of inspiration from them! 

If you see an idea you want to try with your baby, pin it for later to your holiday Pinterest board!

For a more in-depth tutorial, see this how to DIY your own baby Christmas photoshoot, what props to use, how to edit the photos and more!

Please pin your favorite inso photos for later by clicking the image at the upper left-hand corner.

pin this for later (with Santa hat)

Baby in a Christmas themed photo holding a chocolate cookie while wearing a red Santa hat.

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You simply can’t pass up the opportunity to capture the classic “baby in a Santa hat” photo! Want to take the cuteness factor up a notch?

Put a very “interesting” cookie in your baby’s hand and hurry to get the shot before the cookie disappears! If you don’t have a Santa hat for your baby, take a look at this adorable crocheted hat I found at Etsy.

By the way, Etsy also has Santa hats you can get your baby’s name embroidered on!

Christmas photo idea with baby sitting with a fake miniature christmas tree between his legs.

A quirky Christmas themed headband was a must-have accessory to pull off this fun photo of my baby with a mini Christmas tree. With this Amazon link, you can grab a pack of 10 adorable Christmas headbands for your baby’s Christmas photos! 

An easy idea for a Christmas photo of your baby can be as simple as posing them with a pretty Christmas pillow, like the one above. Shop for this pillow at Amazon using this link.

Baby sitting with a Christmas book for his first christmas photos.

Do you love chubby baby hands as much as the next red-blooded mother? If so, check out these Christmas baby handprint and footprint craft ides!


Or, you can just grab this big bundle of Christmas keepsake crafts with hand, foot and thumbprint designs! 

Printable mockups on Christmas crafts for babies and toddlers.

Baby boy wearing a Santa hat sitting with a mug of milk and cookies in a christmas photo.

Christmas photo of baby on stomach in front of a lit Christmas tree.

Christmas picture of a baby boy lying on his back holding a stuffed Christmas nome on his stomach.

What’s not to love about this sweet photo of baby with a Christmas gnome in front of a lit Christmas tree? You can shop for similar gnomes like this one at Amazon

Christmas picture of baby's torso standing in a Christmas outfit.

If your little one still needs their first pair of Christmas pajamas, check out these stinking adorable long johns I found at Etsy!

A picture of a baby wearing a Santa hat and christmas beads sitting in front of a christmas tree.

Picture of baby holding a string of lit up Christmas lights.

Find ideas for new traditions to start on Baby’s first Christmas in this post along with outfit ideas, ornaments and stockings!

Baby peeking out from under a Christmas tree with cute "open-mouth" expression.

You may also love this newborn photos tutorials post with prop ideas and photos for inspiration!

Christmas picture of a baby reaching out for a glass Christmas ornament with Christmas tree decor around her.

Baby in front of christmas tree looking at a sparkly ornament.

Holiday freebie text with Santa hat over the letter f.

Christmas picture idea of baby lying on back on a white rug with digital snowflakes added on top.

Here’s how to use this FREE “lying in the snow” effect: 

  • Place your baby on a light colored rug or carpet and snap a picture of their happy, smiling face.
  • Use an editing app like Lightroom, to correct the color and brightness of the photo to your liking. 
  • Finally, add the falling snow overlay!

Download this overlay for free using the form above! Use the free app Canva to place it onto your Baby’s Christmas photos.

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Newborn Christmas Photo Ideas

Next, you’ll be feasting your eyes on some sweet newborn Christmas photo ideas you could easily pull off yourself at home! 

A Christmas photo of a newborn baby lying on her stomach with a Santa hat placed on her bottom.

That’s A Wrap!

I hope you got a few Christmas baby photo ideas you’re excited to try with your little one this holiday season! Use the hashtag #lolmybaby to share on Instagram and follow @loveourlittles while you’re there!

Read Next: Baby’s First Fall Pictures: Ideas, DIY Tips and Demos!