DIY Christmas Family Pictures Under $50

DIY Christmas Family Pictures Under $50

Photography can be expensive during a pandemic, are you looking to save money on holiday pictures this year by doing them yourself? Learn how I was able to capture quality holiday images for under $50.

Learn how to create high-quality Christmas pictures for under $50

You tired of paying hundreds of dollars for something you know you could do yourself if you took the time to learn, that was how I am.

My desire to capture high-quality images of my daughter began the day I found out I was pregnant with her. I invested in a Canon T5i camera and knew that would be all that I would need to create the same quality images. Taking my daughters first Christmas pictures was a breeze, but now that she is moving and full of energy, I needed to get in these photos.

Myaamia’s 1st Christmas-DIY

Clicking through settings, not really knowing how to use all the fancy camera setting, adjusting the aperture and more was easier said than done. Forcing me to run back to my safe grounds, my iPhone 7 Plus. The “portrait” setting is my go-to when taking photos of my toddler.

BackDrop Stand

When creating Christmas photos this year, I knew I had to really invest into equipment that would allow me to receive the full benefits of portrait mode.

I decided to purchase a backdrop from Amazon, to apply a Christmas backdrop. Using a backdrop can save you holes in your walls or chipped wall paint. This set comes with everything you need and even has you covered if you have tall people in your family. ORDER NOW!

Backdrop Muslin

The icing on the cake will be the backdrop you choose. Picking a pre-printed Christmas design will save you time and money on Christmas Props. I decided to go with a this backdrop because of the warm colors. ORDER NOW!


ok, now I know it’s cheaper to prop your phone onto books, but investing into a Tripod for your phone will save you the frustration. I purchase this awesome tripod for under $25!

Helpful Photography Tips

  • Place distance between the backdrop, the camera and you.
  • Set Timer on to 10 Seconds
  • Allow your toddler to sit first
  • Adjust the settings and lock focus onto the toddler
  • Start the timer
  • Join your toddler and go into your desired pose.

Doing my own photos has allowed me to bond with my daughter, the silly moments in front of the camera or the late “Cheese”.

Finds ways to save money and bond with your family this season. Post your DIY photos below 🙂

Happy Holidays from my family to yours 🙂




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