Header photo: "The Red Forest Queen" series by photographer Maria.Mirage.Photography

You might be digging through photos from your previous Christmas-themed photoshoots to share your much-loved gems in all their glory, or perhaps you're busy planning your next photoshoot to create new, fresh festive-themed content for your portfolio.

All kinds of things can make your shoot feel festive; some are obvious (e.g. Christmas trees, Santas, Santa hats, Christmas decorations, tinsel, baubles, stars, etc.), and others are more subtle (e.g. open fires decorated with holly and berries, snow, angels, reindeer, woolly jumpers, lots of sparkle and glitter, etc.).

Photographer Jessica Whitaker has some fantastic photography tutorials on her YouTube channel, including a behind-the-scenes tutorial from a studio Christmas photoshoot with a professional model. 


If you're short on props, simply incorporating colours from a 'Christmas palette' (such as red, green, and gold) can be enough to make a photo feel festive.

Canva has lots of information about Christmas colours in The Complete Guide and History of Christmas Colors. And film photographer Joy Celine Asto shares their ideas for creating a unique photoshoot involving Christmas colours in Christmas Colors in Quirky Still Life Photography.

Whatever you decide to do, we love seeing your glorious work and want to help you get the most out of your festive photoshoots. 

As part of our Christmas series this year on The Purple Blog, we've curated three fabulous photo collections showing off some of the marvellous Christmas-themed images on PurplePort. If you need more inspiration, have a browse through the other superb seasonal photos we've shared in our previous Christmas collections

If you're wondering why your PurplePort image wasn't included in this blog post, click here to find out what you need to do to get your PurplePort image featured on The Purple Blog and our social media channels. 

'Tis the season to be jolly!


Jeni with Heavenly Headdress Hire by photographer RR Photographic (Ruth Chornolutskyy)


Image by photographer Vern


Image by model AnmeAtrocious


Image by model JessicaSaffron


Miss Deadly Red and Hooter the owl by photographer RR Photographic (Ruth Chornolutskyy)


I like Christmas by photographer Graham2326


Flight by model Marie Jean Saxton


Katey by photographer RR Photographic (Ruth Chornolutskyy)


Fairy lights by model Karolina L


The Red Hood by model Arabella


I wonder... by photographer Canonical Photography


Merry Christmas & remember A Wally is for Life & not just Christmas. by photographer W A L L Y


Erin by photographer Markcooper.photography


With Elf and Modernity by photographer So Say We All


The nutcracker by photographer Mirror Image'S'


THE GIFT... by photographer Mike Stone


Natasha by photographer RR Photographic (Ruth Chornolutskyy)


Offered Light- Remote Shoot by model Jade Lyon


Image by photographer Vern


Christmas is Coming by photographer art65


Image by stylist Creativity Hub Events


Virtuous by photographer c netton


Image by photographer LRM Photography


Christmas Cracker by model Dailyn


Rebecca by photographer Markcooper.photography


Image by model Rebecca Ray


Image by photographer Vern


Image by make-up artist Tanyamarie HMUA


Kamilla by photographer RR Photographic (Ruth Chornolutskyy)


Hidden Daisy by photographer 7/10 Photography!


Lady in red by model Anna Sophia Eloise


Sonia - Butterflies.... by photographer A.J. Singh


Bordeaux Belle by model Sinopa Rin


Tanya by photographer Markcooper.photography


A Christmas Presence by photographer Mirror Image'S'


The Magic In The Box by model Silverbeard1


Nutcracker by make-up artist Annie Daniel MUA


Elle by photographer RR Photographic (Ruth Chornolutskyy)


The Christmas Tree Cluster by studio Heavenly Bodies Studio


watching... waiting... by model Jynx


Image by photographer Owen Lloyd


Grinch by make-up artist Annie Daniel MUA


Candy cane by make-up artist Annie Daniel MUA


Image by photographer Vern


Love in Venice by photographer ECPhotography


Image by photographer Mirrored Light Photography


”Midsummer’s Dream II” by model Sigrife / (Oliviia)


"The Red Forest Queen" series. by photographer Maria.Mirage.Photography


Image by model Ballerina Erica Mulkern

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