5 Background Ideas For Holiday Portraits

The holidays are a wonderful time of year and a great time to take portraits of families, couples and children! You can take portraits of old customers or even find new customers while promoting your holiday mini-sessions or special deals. 

When you are taking holiday photos, you want to have fun, festive holiday themed backgrounds that work perfectly with the age of the people who you photographing. You can buy items to use in your background or as a prop that you can reuse year after year.  

Today, we want to share with you 5 background ideas we love that would be perfect for your holiday portraits. We hope these bring you a little inspiration for your own backgrounds for all the beautiful holiday portraits you will be taking throughout the season. 

What is more festive than a Christmas tree farm?!? Take photos of your clients in front of a few beautiful Christmas trees. Perhaps add some decorations to the tree or the snowflakes like in the photo below and bring a holiday blanket to sit on and you have created the perfect holiday scene! 

 Photo credit: Sara Garcia Photo via Pinterest

Photo credit: Sara Garcia Photo via Pinterest

For a couple, just adding a cute Santa hat or a little garland can make it so festive and fun! 

 Photo credit: Lauren McBride The Blog via  SnapKnot

Photo credit: Lauren McBride The Blog via SnapKnot

If you are photographing children, it is fun to include cute props like in this photo below. The boy is wearing a Santa hat, eating cookies and drinking milk... you can recreate this background so easily with just a few items and even by using some of your own Christmas decorations from home. The sky is the limit! 

 Photo credit: Milk & Honey Photography

Photo credit: Milk & Honey Photography

Even a simple indoor set with a decoration or two and a Santa hat makes this sweet baby look festive! We love this simple design that still creates a beautiful holiday portrait. 

 Photo credit: Milk & Honey Photography

Photo credit: Milk & Honey Photography

This is such a cute idea to wrap yourself in a string of holiday lights. This couple is snuggled up in their winter long johns! It is a good idea to have a few additional props on hand in case you feel like the photos you are snapping need a little more color or uniqueness and a string of lights is always something easy to bring along - just make sure they are battery operated if you are shooting outdoors! 

 Photo credit: Pinterest

Photo credit: Pinterest

We hope these 5 background ideas for holiday portraits have brought you a little inspiration for prop, location and even pose ideas for all of the holiday portraits you are starting to take this holiday season. If you have any other great ideas, please feel free to share them with us in the comment below! Happy holidays everyone! 

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