All Dressed Up - Christmas Outfit Inspiration for Holiday Portrait Sessions

Getting dolled up for your portrait session is always a good idea and what better time than CHRISTMAS! This backdrop is perfect for a dressed up look. Below I will share some outfit inspiration for your portrait session with pieces I LOVE and that will match my photographic style and studio so that your portraits are exceptionally styled.

A few trends I've noticed this year:

  • This emerald green is very sought after this year! Especially for dresses for holiday photos!
  • Plaid is always a classic during the holiday season!
  • Keep it simple for the guys. Dress pants, nice shirt. Rinse and repeat!
  • Gold embellishments and accessories add a nice neutral pop
  • Two red "tones" are in this year. You can choose either route for photos (but don't mix them or they clash!). You can choose to go with a classic red -or- get more trendy with the wine/burgandy/cranberry tones!

Style Board 1

What I love about this look: I love the color, texture, and pattern mixing of this look! I really really would love to photograph this! I think it would be stunning!!

Christmas Plaid Matching Set

Gold Crib Shoes

red soft bow

Women's Emerald Green Dress

Men's Grey and White Striped Buttondown

Men's Chinos

Style Board 2

What I love about this look: This is what I went with for my own family! I love the neutral colors on my boy! They compliment him so well! I also love the boho and elegant dress for me and my husband is always a fan of grey!

Baby and Toddler Boy's White Oxford Shirt

Toddler Khaki Jeans

Women's Grey Dress (available in studio for women's size 6 and smaller)

Men's White Buttondown (available in studio for M-XXL)

Men's Grey Pants

Style Board 3

What I love about this look: This feels very Christmas to me! If you've got holiday spirit pouring through your veins like 3 shots of espresso on a Monday morning, pick this one!

Women's Navy Sequin and Tule Maxi Dress / Plus size available

Girl's Red Embellished Dress

Red and Navy Plaid Tartan Bow Tie and Suspenders

Baby and Toddler Boy White Oxford Shirt

Toddler Khaki Jeans

Men's Grey and White Striped Buttondown

Men's Chinos


Style Board 4

What I love about this look: This is very timeless and classic. It feels traditional and nostalgic! I think this dress would be so flattering on Mom! I also imagine some cute chunky baby thighs in that dress! :) I love the understated elegance of Dad's outfit!

Women's Green Dress

Baby Girl's Classic Plaid Collar Set

Soft Velvet Bow

Gold Crib Shoes

Men's Red Gingham Buttondown

Men's Grey Pants

Style Board 5

What I love about this look: I love the trendy sophistication of this style board! As a boy mom, it feels both feminine and masculine, appealing to the whole family! This line of dresses are all so flattering too! You can't go wrong wearing one for photos! The size options make me happy too. Both regular and plus size are available... sometimes even tall and petite options too!

Women's Navy Sequin and Tulle Maxi Dress / Plus Size Available

Boys Wine Colored Bow Tie and Suspenders

Boys Navy Chino

Baby and Toddler Boy White Oxford Shirt

Men's Sweater

Men's Grey Pants

Style Board 6

What I love about this look: If I had multiple daughters, this would be my personal choice! It just feels right to me. It's a bit trendier with that wine colored dress, the boho emerald green dress for Mom is perfectly stunning, and the grey feels lived in, comfortable, and cozy. I love this one!

Women's Emerald Green Dress

Girl's Chic Christmas Dress

Baby Girl Grey Checked Ruffle Dress

Men's White Buttondown (available in studio for M-XXL)

Men's Grey Pants

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I really hope you enjoyed this post and found it helpful!

Shaye Kennedy specializes in maternity, newborn, family, motherhood, and baby sessions in the South Hills of Pittsburgh at her Bethel Park, PA studio location. Outdoor sessions in South Park, PA are available.

Thank you so much for your interest in my photography! From our dress collection for Moms to backdrops, props and accessories for baby, i’ve thought through every detail, making the entire experience enjoyable for you! If you are you interested in a custom portrait session with me and would like more information, please use the contact form below or email pittsburghbabyphotographer@gmail.com to chat!

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