Even though your phone is full of photos of your kids, it never hurts to have more. Photographs are one of the best ways to capture holiday memories that will last a lifetime. The right shot and outfit are paramount for at-home snaps, but it can be tricky to wrangle little ones. To help you cross “stress about holiday photos and looks” off your list, we gathered professional tips and some of our favourite holiday-inspired styles from Carter’s | Oshkosh. Read on to learn how to capture the moments that matter with looks that won’t quit.
Take a few test shots the night before and remove anything cluttering your frame—think a bulky chair, the blanket that always ends up on the floor or the toy bin.
2-Piece PJ Set, $18-$20; Fleece Nightgown, $20 (available in sizes 12M-14).
Don’t strive for perfection or force it; kids only agree to a certain number of shots. Keep the ideas simple and let kids be themselves. Maintain a light and casual mood for the best group snaps.
Holiday Fashions, $16-$42 (available in sizes NB-14).
For indoor shoots, choose the brightest time of day. Face the window and avoid direct sunlight. Try scheduling your shoot between breakfast and lunch, navigating any late-morning naps and avoiding hunger pangs.
Matching PJs (newborn to adult), $16-$42 (available in kids' sizes NB-14 and adult sizes XS-XXL).
Don’t be afraid to work your angles. Take advantage of a tripod, or stand on the couch or a chair to get the perfect shot. And no flash! Using flash will create a harsh effect.
2-Piece Holiday Bodysuit Pants Set, $20 (available in sizes NB-24M).
Stylish seasonal looks abound. Outfitting newborn to size 14 (and even some adult sizes for that quintessential family PJs shot), Carter’s | Oshkosh is your one-stop shop for holiday outfits, gifts from Grandma and baby’s first Christmas. Swoop into a store or shop online for all your holiday needs from party outfits, comfortable and on-trend everyday clothes, sleepwear, cold-weather accessories, parkas and snowsuits (you had an outdoor shoot planned, too, right?). To get these looks and more, visit cartersoshkosh.ca.