Feature photo by Celia Sloan. Little girl’s pajamas are from Hanna Andersson
The holidays are filled with color casts (hello, red and green!), opportunities for blown highlights (so. much. white.), and challenging indoor low-light situations. Top that off with the fact that this is a photographer’s busiest time of year and you’ve got yourself a stress sandwich. The least we can do is help you out with some fabulous options for photo-friendly kids’ holiday pajamas! Because really, can you even think about one more thing right now?
We chose these photo-worthy pjs because they are on-trend and photogenic but simple enough to keep the focus where it should be — on your sweet clients (or your kids). We hope this helps simplify one little thing in your workload this year. Hang in there and enjoy the holidays, photographer mama!
Pro Tip: We’ve updated this list for 2019 with new links and styles! Forward this to all of your clients or pin your faves to your holiday photo wardrobe guides on Pinterest. Your clients will thank you!
All of the kids’ holiday pajamas from Hatley are super adorable and photo-friendly. We’re kinda partial to the mistletoe deer design, which is made with eco-friendly organic cotton and has a front-snap closure. We love that the one-piece design allows toddlers and wiggly kids of any age to move and reach without having to readjust the pajamas before clicking the shutter.
Available in kids sizes 2-12. $42
OK, so maybe you’re not ready to go full-on matching family pajamas (though, Burt’s Bees also offers those) but you still want good options for coordinating multiple kids (or adults too, just saying). Burt’s Bees has some great options! We love these happy holly organic holiday pjs, but you can also find coordinating but less matchy-matchy options on their website.
Available in sizes newborn to adult XL. Prices start at $14
We love every single one of Skylar Luna’s kids’ holiday pajama designs. The on-trend designs are super photo-worthy but subtle enough to keep the focus where it should be — on your little. And, because no photographer (or mom) wants to photograph an itching, cranky kid, we love that these pajamas feature flat interior seams and 100% organic cotton. Bonus: The star pattern comes in five colors, which makes it perfect for coordinating multiple kids without being too matchy.
Available in sizes 18-24 months up to kids size 12. $36
If simple, logo-free and comfy is your thing, you’ll love the 100% cotton pajamas from Primary. Like all of Primary’s clothes, the pjs only come in either solid colors or stripes — no characters, no words — which makes coordinating super easy. Plus, Primary pjs and clothes are great for stock photographers since there are no logos to remove in post processing. We can definitely see these solid-colored holiday pajamas working for a styled shoot or themed photo session at home.
Available in sizes 0-3 months to kids 12, depending on style. Prices start at $10
Need to mix and match more than one kid? Target did the work for you with these snug-fit, 100% cotton pajama sets from Just One You made by Carter’s. How fun are these for sleepovers or twins? Pair with cute slipper socks or fuzzy slippers for a perfect holiday photo.
Available in sizes 4-8. $20
These sweet pajamas are photo-worthy year round, but would be especially adorable in your holiday photos. We could totally picture these paired with a classic teddy bear or rocking horse for those Christmas Eve pictures. In addition to the super cute style, we love that these luxury jammies are handmade in Spain by local artisans using organic cotton.
Available in sizes 12 months to 12 years. $71
Boden is one of our fave places to shop for photo-friendly holiday pajamas and any other photo-friendly clothing for kids. Their patterns and designs are soft and classic, which makes them always on-trend. We are especially in love with the 100% cotton all-in-one pajamas, which come in a variety of designs and colors (because the holidays are not just red and green!). Plus, the sizing up to 16 years means that your tween clients and big kids can also wear these adorably comfy jammies.
Available in kids sizes 3-16. $45
Sometimes it’s not easy to find holiday pajamas that aren’t red and white. We adore these black-and-white plaid jammies from Old Navy! With a comfy fit and nine available patterns, you can’t go wrong. Have your kiddos or clients wear these while putting up your holiday decorations for a perfect photo opp.
Available in sizes XS -XXL. $33
Maybe simple onesies and patterned snug-fit pjs aren’t your thing. If you want something unique and different, Garnet Hill is a great place to look (hello, holiday llama pjs). We adore the loose-fitting classic flannel design with trendy pattern options. The grizzly bear pjs are totally perfect for a mountain lodge photo while the pink snow penguins design is perfect for a snuggled-up-at-home look.
Available in kids sizes XS to XL. $30 per piece
If you love monograms or personalized clothes for kids, Pottery Barn Kids has you covered. We love that, in addition to classic designs like tartan plaid, we can shop our kids’ favorite characters, like Rudolph, Elf on the Shelf, Snoopy, Star Wars and the Grinch. Because, sometimes you just want to capture a child’s personality at this moment in time, cartoon characters and all.
Kids sizes 2T to 10. Baby and adult sizes also available. Prices start at $39.50
Three words: matching family pajamas. Yep, we said it. And, we know, we know, matching family pajamas are cutesy and matchy and all of those words a lot of photographers try to avoid. But, BUT, it’s Christmas! If there were ever a time to be silly and sweet, it’s now! Can you imagine your clients in these matching family pajamas snuggled for a photo on the master bed? Or sidled up to the kitchen counter with mugs of hot cocoa? The photo ops are endless!
Available in sizes 0-3 months up to adult XL. Prices start at $40.
Where do you LOVE to shop for photo-friendly kids holiday pjs?
Have a favorite place to buy photo-friendly kids holiday pajamas that didn’t make our list? Let’s hear it! We’d love to add more fun photo-worthy pjs to our list! And photographers, please feel free to share this list on your business pages or forward to clients. We also highly recommend pinning this article to your holiday wardrobe guides on Pinterest. We hope it helps make your job a teeny, tiny bit easier!