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Picture this: 6 tips for dressing your kids for Santa photos

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Picture this: 6 tips for dressing your kids for Santa photos

Have you heard? Santa Clause is coming to town! He’s gathered his reindeers and is on his way to Westfield Tuggerah! This means it’s time to start planning the perfect outfit for the kids to wear when getting this year’s Christmas photo. But where will you start? Don’t stress, here are our top tips on dressing to impress Santa with your family, friends and four legged friends.

Match made in heaven

Bring the family together with a matching outfit this year. For those wanting to match in subtle way pick a colour or two and dress everyone to coordinate. Classic whites and pastels work well to keep everyone uniform without being too matchy matchy, you can find them at Cotton on, Big W, David Jones, Target, Best&Less, H&M. Your other options is to go all out and have a laugh, try matching Christmas PJs or a family costume! You’ll find some great options at Target, Big W, Cotton On, Best&Less, Kmart.


Image source: @industriekids available at Myer, @and_then_there_were_four.


Image source: @rock_your_baby, available at David Jones.

Get your outfit sorted from head to mistletoe

Forget the fam and grab your bestie for a Santa photo this year! Why not treat yo’elf to new matching Christmas tees from Target, Jay Jays, Cotton On, Big W, Best&Less, David Jones? You can also whip these out at Friends-mas to channel the ultimate Christmas crew spirit. Take it to the next level by picking a fun theme for the photo such as “all the jingle ladies” or “gangsta wrappers”. From ugly sweaters to funny headwear, shop the perfect matching outfits at Target, Big W, Cotton On, Lovisa, Colette, or get creative and DIY your own masterpiece with supplies from Lincraft, Big W, Smart Dollar, Typo, Kmart.


Image source: @mitch_dowd vailable at Myer, David Jones or Harris Scarfe.

Best in snow

Although sparkly dresses and tiny tuxedos are adorable, they rarely work for a Santa visit and could be to blame for mid-queue tantrums. Avoid the meltdown and choose an outfit that will keep them comfortable for their big photo with Santa. For babies and infants, consider a Christmas coloured onesie from David Jones, Cotton On, BONDS, Big W, Target, Best&Less. For the older ones, go for shorts and a soft button-up or a loose-fitting sun dress and sneakers from David Jones, H&M, Cotton On, Valleygirl, Tree of Life, Sportsgirl, Ruby Reid.


Image source: Country Road


Image source: @billieblush_official available at Myer.

Avoid resting grinch face

Meeting Santa is a very exciting moment for any child, but sometimes with so much anticipation, this can turn nerves very quickly. One of the best ways to ensure they’re comfortable is to let them wear their favourite costume when meeting the big man! They’ll be smiling from ear-to-ear dressed as a fairy princess or their favourite superhero. Are they still a little shy? Pick up a photo companion from Kidstuff, Target, Best&Less, Big W, Casey's Toys, Kmart for them sit to next to.

'Tis the season to be spilly

We all know kids always seem get their best outfit dirty at the worst time! Avoid any last-minute accidents or spills by dressing them just before it’s go-time. Or, have a plan B! Get the perfect carry bag from David Jones, Cotton On, Target, Big W, Best&Less for a convenient change so you don’t spoil the perfect pic. Don’t forget a hairbrush for a quick tidy up, wet wipes and a festive bib or two are also necessities that’ll save you on the day.

Santa Paws is coming to town.

Don’t let your furry friend miss out on the howl-idays, get them ready for their big moment with santa too! If your pet doesn’t mind dressing up, find hilarious costumes, jumpers and hats at Target, Big W, Lowes. Does getting your pet to dress up sound like an unlikely plan? Then try a simple prop such as reindeer antlers or a snowman toy. Once they are all dressed up have them pose for the purr-fect snap with Santa at one of our Pet photography sessions.


Image source: @cocoandpud available at Myer, @daisy.coco.chanel.frenchie.

Now that you have the perfect outfit sorted to sleigh your photo, it’s time to book in a session. These sell out fast, so we recommend getting in quick! To book and find out more about all of our Santa photography session click here.