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It’s time to start planning Christmas looks for your kids! Everyone is gearing up for Christmas card photos, and it can be overwhelming trying to style your children and family for your Christmas photoshoot. I wanted to take some of the guesswork out and provide you with direct links to these timeless outfits that will be perfect for your Christmas photos and for Christmas day.

Christmas is definitely an occasion to dress more formal. We all have those Christmas photos from when we were a kid that we love looking back on! Seriously Mom, you put me in that outfit?! Oh, the memories.

Christmas Mini

I am so excited to be offering Limited Edition Santa Sessions at BreeIsForBeauty Photography’s studio located in Center Valley, PA. You can learn more about booking your session here.

Some tips when choosing an outfit for your little one and preparing for your Christmas photoshoot.

  • You can never go wrong with neutral colors. Accessorize with a festive bow, tie or fancy shoes.
  • Choose something with some texture! Christmas time is all about glitter, velvet, tulle and faux fur. Have fun with it! Who doesn’t love looking a little fancy every once in a while?!
  • Make sure your clothing is steamed and pressed. There is nothing worse than having a beautiful outfit, but being distracted by all of the wrinkles.
  • Have manicured nails (no chipped nail polish or dirty fingernails) and a fresh haircut. Don’t forget to brush your child’s hair and to clean their face/wipe their nose.
  • Don’t forget clean shoes. I know, it’s hard justifying the dress shoes when you think they may only wear them a few times, but having dressier shoes will complete the Christmas photo look and your child will look so polished.
  • Talk about Santa before your session. Show your child some photos of other kids sitting with Santa, find a fun video, look back on old photos of other family members with Santa and prepare your little one for their session. It’s typical for some tears from little ones. Sometimes the man in red with the big beard can equal stranger danger, so set your expectations low and just embrace the moment whether your child is thrilled or not. Sometimes the crying photos are the funnest to look back on!

Time to shop! Looks for her:

You can shop these looks for girl here:

Time to shop! Looks for him:

You can shop these looks for boy here:

Photos were taken by BreeIsForBeauty Photography, a Lehigh Valley, Bucks County and Philadelphia Newborn, Milestone, Motherhood and Family Photographer. Her studio is located in Center Valley, PA. Clients have access to BreeIsForBeauty Photography’s curated client closet which is filled with beautiful dresses and clothing for your whole family.

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BreeIsForBeauty Photography is offering Limited Edition Santa Sessions at her Center Valley studio. You can find more details about her sessions here.

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baby girl newborn session

Hi Mama! Congratulations on the new addition to your family. I am so excited to work with you and document such a special time in you and your family’s life. Having a new baby is quite the whirlwind. You blink and they are suddenly 1 month old. You blink again and it’s their first birthday. You’ll want to preserve the special moments shortly after their arrival.

I wanted to share a guide so that you feel fully prepared for the day of your newborn session. You will be sleep deprived and still recovering from childbirth, so I hope this gives you some clarity leading up to your newborn photography session date. Parents often find themselves stressing over their baby and if they’ll cooperate for their session. Going into your newborn session prepared will help make the experience as enjoyable and as seamless as possible!

Before your baby arrives, we will schedule a tentative date based off of your due date. If you are having a scheduled c-section, we can chose an actual session date based off of that. We will also discuss colors so I can customize a newborn session for you and put together premium wraps, headbands, bonnets and props. I encourage all clients to take a look at my portfolio to be sure my light and airy style matches your vision. You will want this art displayed on your walls for years to come!

baby girl newborn session

You will then contact me within 24-48 hours after baby’s arrival to schedule the actual session date and time. All newborn sessions are during the week at 9:30 am and are held at my in-home studio. I recommend newborn sessions to be scheduled within 7 – 21 days after birth when baby is sleepiest and most flexible for all of the cute little newborn poses I will guide your baby through. If your baby is older than 21 days, not all poses will be possible due to their lack of flexibility. Rest assured, we can still capture plenty of wrapped poses and create beautiful memories.

The studio will be prepped and ready for your arrival. Baby’s love warmth, so a space heater and white noise machine will be running to create a calm and gentle environment. Be prepared to sweat and feel free to bring a change of clothes!

Depending on how far you live from the studio, you will either feed the baby right before you leave (this is if you live close), or as soon as you arrive at the studio (if you are traveling from a distance of further than 30 minutes). When you arrive, we will strip baby down and be sure baby has had a full feeding. This is one of the most important factors when preparing for your session. A full baby is a happy baby and babe should be quite sleepy after a nice full feeding. This is also why it is very important to arrive on time, or even a few minutes early to your session!

Be sure to bring along plenty of diapers/wipes. If your baby does pee or poop during an unwrapped pose in the session, do not feel embarrassed as I use pee pads under my blankets and as a mother of 4 – I am no stranger to baby poop! Also, bring along a pacifier if your baby is using one. A pacifier can be very helpful with soothing during the transition of different poses if they do wake.

Your child’s safety is my number 1 priority. I will not attempt any poses I do not feel comfortable with and work best when allowing baby to guide us through the session based off of their comfort. As a Mother to 4, I am skilled in soothing a baby and am focused on keeping them safe and comfortable throughout the session.

Newborn sessions last up to 2 hours, so be sure to bring along a snack and I will provide some water and coffee or tea. There is a comfortable seating area for you to relax while I photograph your sweet baby. I only recommend bringing siblings along if you plan to have them in the photos with baby. If siblings are coming along, bring a tablet or a toy to keep them occupied. If you are having family and or sibling photos taken, I always complete this part of the session first. This gives Dad the opportunity to step away with any older siblings during the rest of the session, as they typically become restless while waiting for their new baby sibling’s photos to be taken. It is best to have minimal noise and distraction so that baby is not startled.

boy newborn session

Having family photos during your newborn session and not sure what to wear? I recommend neutral, cream tones and soft hues for an intimate look. All clients will have full access to my curated client closet which is filled with various sizes and silhouettes that are perfect for your postpartum body!

One thing is for sure; you’ll never regret being able to look back on those precious memories of your newborn baby. I still have my wall adorned with all of my daughter’s newborn photos and will always cherish their teeny tiny features.

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