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Children’s Santa Photos

Children’s Wardrobe Recommendations

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Shhh… everyone listen! Can you hear it? The jingles? It must be Santa’s sleigh getting polished up for his big trip around the world on Christmas Eve. And believe it or not, it’s just around the corner! The elves are busy in the workshop building toys and I’m sure your children are excited to craft their Christmas Wish List in hopes that Santa will leave some goodies under the tree. What better way to help them experience the magic of Santa’s spirit than to let them meet him – in person – and tell him their Christmas wishes in person this season!

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Read on for a curated guide to this season’s Children’s Santa Photos wardrobe selection.


A Magical Santa Photo Experience

It’s a right of passage for children to have their photo taken with Santa. But let’s be real for minute – those polaroid images of you as a kid with Mall Santa are super cringeworthy, right? A disheveled Santa with a fake beard. A cheesy North Pole backdrop and fake snow tufted out of cotton. A crying toddler with red eyes and neon colored sweat suit. I know that you know exactly what I’m talking about, and it isn’t pretty!

That’s why I am so excited to welcome your children into the studio for the 2021 Santa Sessions meet and greet event! Our very own Santa Stephen is eager to visit with each and every one of the kiddos to share North Pole secrets, take Christmas list requests, and spread a lot of holiday cheer! He will have toys and books at the ready to help calm any jitterbugs and is an excellent listener. We’ll be capturing beautiful images of your children’s interactions with Santa with a classic, timeless set design. The last piece of the puzzle is choosing what your kiddos should wear.

Choosing the Best Attire for Santa Photos

That’s where this blog post comes in! I’ve scoured the internet for this season’s best Christmas PJ’s and Holiday Attire so all you have to do is click the link and place it in your shopping cart! These wardrobe recommendations take into account the small details that make a big difference in camera – Color, Texture, and Prints. To get that classic, timeless look that you’ll be excited to display for years to come, I’ve selected:

  • Natural/muted color tones. A pop of red is fun too!
  • Soft textures with details like lace or cable knit weaves.
  • Subtle/small print designs that are not too busy to the eye.

Remember the goal is for your children’s reaction to Santa to be the focal point of these images. We don’t want the outfit to compete for attention instead. Check out my favorites for the 2021 season below!

Christmas Wardrobe Recommendations

monogrammed Christmas pj's for girls
Monogrammed Jammies from Etsy’s HandmadebyAMO
Burts Bees Delicate Sprigs Baby Jumpsuit
Burts Bees “Delicate Sprigs” Baby Jumpsuit
Noralee Isla Dress in Ivory
Noralee “Isla Dress” in Ivory
DarlingDaughterShop Plaid Holiday Bow Headband
DarlingDaughterShop Plaid Holiday Bow Headband
Nicole Miller White Lace Onesie
Nicole Miller White Lace Onesie
kids burts bees diamond fair isle holiday pajamas baby footies
Burts Bees “Diamond Fair Isle” Kids Jammies and Baby Footies
Rylee + Cru Striped Pajama Longjohn, Forest and Warm Gray
Rylee + Cru Striped Pajama Longjohn, Forest and Warm Gray
BaptismByLaurenza Boys Holiday Plaid Suspenders
BaptismByLaurenza Boys Holiday Plaid Suspenders
Popatu Tiered Red Paisley Dress
Popatu Tiered Red Paisley Dress
Girls Knee High Socks with Bows
Target Gray Striped Kids Pajamas Separates
Target Gray Striped Kids Pajama Set
kids burts bees hats off christmas pajamas
Burts Bees “Hat’s Off” Kids Jammies and Baby Footies
Girls Green Flutter Sleeve Pom Pom Dress
Girls Green Flutter Sleeve Pom Pom Dress
Girls Knee High Ruffle Socks
Girls Knee High Ruffle Socks
Burts Bees Red and Gray Long Road Stripe Baby Jumpsuit
Burts Bees “Long Road Stripe” Baby Jumpsuit
TsiomikKids Ruffled Holiday Dress and Romper
TsiomikKids Ruffled Holiday Dress and Romper
AniBaby Green Velvet Bow Headband
AniBaby Green Velvet Bow Headband
Feltman Brothers Vintage Cableknit Longalls
Feltman Brothers Vintage Cableknit Longalls
TheBoldBowTie Santa Bowtie and Suspenders
TheBoldBowTie Santa Bowtie and Suspenders
Hope and Henry Shawl Collar Sweater
Hope and Henry Shawl Collar Sweater
Janie and Jack Cardigan and Plaid Shirt
Janie and Jack Cardigan and Plaid Shirt
Mud Kingdom Boutique Sage Green Ruffle Sleepwear
Mud Kingdom Boutique Sage Green Ruffle Sleepwear
Burts Bees Red and Gray Stripe Jammies
Burt’s Bees Red and Gray Stripe Jammies
Noralee "Gidgette Dress" in Shell
Noralee “Gidgette Dress” in Shell
BellaBeanKelly Green and Red Tartan Plaid Monogrammed Longall
BellaBeanKelly Green and Red Tartan Plaid Monogrammed Longall
Feltman Brothers Vintage Pintuck Bubble Romper
Feltman Brothers Vintage Pintuck Bubble Romper
PrettyLittleWeed Tartan Plaid Bow Headbands
PrettyLittleWeed Tartan Plaid Bow Headbands
Popatu Pinafore Ruffle Plaid Red Dress
Popatu Pinafore Ruffle Plaid Red Dress
Grow with Me Organic Cotton Overalls in Sage Green
Grow with Me Organic Cotton Overalls in Sage Green
Mud Kingdom Boutique Red Check Sleepwear
Mud Kingdom Boutique Red Check Sleepwear
Quincy Mae "Flutter Dress" in Ivory
Quincy Mae “Flutter Dress” in Ivory
Girls Green Ruffle Skirt Romper
Girls Green Ruffle Skirt Romper
Bestery Reindeer Christmas Sweater
Bestery Reindeer Christmas Sweater
Rylee + Cru Stripe Button Jumpsuit in Sage
Rylee + Cru Stripe Button Jumpsuit in Sage

Happy Shopping!


Please note that Melissa Mayrie Photography is in no way affiliated with the products or companies referenced above.

I do not gain monetary benefits through these recommendations.

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