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Christmas Photo Checklist + Tips to help you Capture the Season

I love capturing memories this time of year! There is so much to document: from your family traditions to the magic of the season through your kid’s eyes! But sometimes, you look back and realize that you forgot to capture the holidays the way that you wanted to! That’s why I decided to go ahead and create this Christmas Photo Checklist for you!

Christmas Photo Checklist

christmas photo checklist

This is a free download that I’ve created that you can save to your phone, download and print out, or simply screenshot for later!

ALSO, to help you capture the holidays, I have a few tips for you too.

Easy Tips to Help You Capture the Holidays

1.Photograph your families traditions

Do you have something that your family does every single year? Take the time to capture it. Do you always get your tree from the same farm? Do you always bake cookies the day before Christmas when Grandma comes? Whatever it is, take the time to document it.

2. Be Ok with Candid shots

I know, you want these glorious photos to share on social media and to print out for your photo books and memory books. But sometimes, just capture the moment. Don’t worry about perspective or composition or balance, just take the photo!

3.Capture the Details

I think it’s the details that we always forget and struggle to remember. Like I want to remember that devilish smile my son just perfected. Or how my mother looks when she looks at him. Or my favorite new decoration this year. Take the time to notice the little things, and document them.

4. With kids, get down on their level so you can capture the magic from their point of view.

Get down on your knees, take photos from below, get down right at your kid’s level and capture the magic of the season how they see it.

5. Get in the photos. 

Because you were there too. Get a tripod, prop your camera up on a stack of gifts, hand it off to your husband. GET IN THE PHOTO! You want your kids to look back and remember you being there too.

The photos you take over the next few weeks to capture your family’s traditions and just the fun that is this time of year are important.  Hopefully, this Christmas Photo List and these tips to help you capture the season will help you to will help!

Can’t wait to see your photos this season! This list is great if you craft or scrapbook or if you are simply looking for ideas to capture the season!


P.S. if you want a community to share your photos with, make sure you look at and join my #eyecandyholidaychallenge over on Instagram!

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