'Tis The Season To Dec Your Photographic Studio - Essential Christmas Props & Backdrops For Photographers

Here's a list of 10 props and accessories that will bring a sprinkling of festive spirit to your home photography studio.

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Go on, admit it, you really love Christmas and I bet you've already started purchasing gifts for loved ones and eyeing up decorations to hang in your home. You'll not be the only one who's thinking about the festive season either which is why now's the perfect time to get yourself a few Christmas-themed props, backdrops and accessories you can use on your portrait shoots. 

A photo from a festive or wintery themed photo shoot is something that will make the perfect gift for grandparents. Have fun at home with Christmas props and accessories with family members in front of your lens. In fact, many people are now personalising Christmas cards with fun snaps of family members dressed in Christmas-themed dress.   

To get your photo collection Christmas ready, here are 10 props and accessories that will definitely bring the festive spirit to your shots. 


DIY Photo Booth Props

DIY Photo Booth Props Mustache Lip Hat Antler Gift Stick Christmas Party

Ideal for a little photo fun at home, these very reasonably priced props will be fun at parties throughout the festive season. Set them up against an uncluttered background with an instant camera to hand and you've got yourself a little photo booth for guests to enjoy. 

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Photo Booth Picture Frame



As well as silly props, why not add a picture frame to your party or family portraits this Christmas. These frames are made from card so aren't heavy and you get three in a pack.  

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Metallic Tinsel Foil Fringe Backdrop



This type of thing will give you a backdrop for Christmas party photos in no-time. Simply fasten it up and pop your props and camera in front of it for family members to have fun with. 

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Snowflake String Decorations 


These are hanging Christmas decorations that will also work equally well as a backdrop for a festive themed portrait indoors. Set them against a plain coloured background and you've got an inexpensive way to add a bit of Christmas fun to your shots. 

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Christmas Balloons 


Most kids like playing with balloons so blowing a few Christmas themed ones up so they can play with them should give you the opportunity to capture some cracking Christmas candids. Even more so if they're dressed in Christmas colours. 

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Christmas Backdrops

There are loads of these available that can be used at home to create Christmas themed backdrops for your portraits. Some are a lot louder than others and won't be everyone's cup of tea but we've listed a few so there should be at least one you quite like. 


Thin Vinyl Studio Christmas Backdrop CP Photography Prop Photo Background 5x7FT WSD121

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Christmas Photography Background,

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Muslin Pink Photography Backdrop

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Vintage Wood fence christmas Photography Backdrop Prop

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Christmas Photography Background

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Christmas Photography Backdrop

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Fairy Lights

Indoor Fairy Lights


With a little bit of bokeh, fair lights can make an interesting background for portraits. In fact, we have a tutorial on this should you wish to have a try at it yourself. 

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Christmas Bunting

Chic Shabby Christmas Wooden Garland


Get your children to pose and hold some Christmas bunting between them and you have the makings of a very cute Christmas card that friends and family will adore. 

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Light-Up XMAS Sign



Not only do these made lovely decorations, they're great props for a portrait shoot. You can get 'Xmas', 'Noel', single letters to spell out your own Christmasy words or how about a light-up star? You can add them to a scene with presents and a tree to really go whole-hog with the Christmas theme. Alternatively, use a plain background and let your kids play with the letters as you snap candid photos of them. 

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Christmas Hat 

Christmas Hats


You've got to capture at least one portrait at Christmas of someone in a Santa hat and as they come in adult as well as kid's sizes, you might as well capture a whole family portrait in them!

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Looking For Gifts? 

If you're shopping for Christmas gifts a photography fan will love, take a look at our 25 quirky Christmas gift list for photographers

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