Styled Christmas Shoot With Erin Stubblefield

Happy #fashionwednesday! IT’S FINALLY HERE! MY Styled Christmas Shoot With Erin Stubblefield!!! I am obsessed with styled shoots lately (check our first wedding anniversary images here) so when Erin texted me two weeks ago and asked if I wanted to do an impromptu styled Christmas shoot….I obviously said yes PLEASE. I am SO blessed to have Erin as a dear, dear friend and gifted photographer buddy. Check out the results of our super fun styled shoot below – and grab some tips for next year’s Christmas cards (or this year’s, if you’re kind of slow on that whole Christmas card situation)!

Styled Christmas Shoot With Erin Stubblefield

Styled Christmas Shoot With Erin Stubblefield

Choosing the right color scheme.

Erin and I both decided right away we wanted to skip the typical red/white/buffalo plaid situation that shows up without fail each year around Christmastime (not that there is anything wrong at all with that – there is a reason it pops up each year – it’s very classic Christmas!!!). Erin thought plum or wine would be best for this fun styled shoot. We were able to find a wreath with a plum bow (I honestly didn’t think we’d be able to, so God Bless Erin) and Pinterested the heck out of the rest of our decoration.

Styled Christmas Shoot With Erin Stubblefield

Choosing your props.

I loved that fact that Erin thought to grab oversized ornaments to hang on spruce trees in the park we were in. How precious is that? I mentioned above we grabbed a wreath, too – but we also wanted a cozy little egg nog scene, as well. Erin had egg nog, cinnamon sticks, cookies and a super fuzzy blanket (that I kind of wanted to take home). You have endless options for a Christmas shoot so get creative!! Garland, stockings, Christmas pillows, etc. 

Styled Christmas Shoot With Erin Stubblefield

Choose your outfits.

I grabbed my favorite Whiskey Neat dress (from my Blonde & Ambitious collection – check it out here) and a plum scarf and dressed Adam in a plum button down for our first outfit. It was purple, grey and muted – perfect for the season. For outfit numero dos, we decided on a grey sweater for Adam (he looks SO GOOD in sweater, my goodness) and a plum sweater for me. If you saw my Christmas card post here, you’ll notice it’s the same sweater. It’s SUPER comfortable and really cute. 10/10 would recommend.

Styled Christmas Shoot With Erin Stubblefield

Choose your location.

Because it’s chilly out, you’ll want to pick a spot that has several different areas that look like they aren’t the same location. We headed to forest park in St. Louis. We posed in front of the art museum, by a sweet little bridge and in a grove of spruce trees. Three different locations all within walking distance of each other!

Styled Christmas Shoot With Erin Stubblefield


Styled Christmas Shoot With Erin Stubblefield

Another tip to doing your Christmas styled shoot is to pick the right photographer. Erin is my go-to, always. I adore her and it helps that we are such good friends. It’s easy to laugh and pose for her, and Adam is comfortable with her as well. He’s a great sport when it comes to taking pictures with me, even though he doesn’t love it. Having someone we know, love and trust is key to getting the best photos!

Styled Christmas Shoot With Erin Stubblefield

If you are local to St. Louis – and need family pictures, engagements, your wedding, etc. done – check out Erin’s website. She is FANTASTIC (if you can’t tell from all my blog pictures) and her images speak for themselves. Visit her site HERE.

Let me know what you think of our shoot in the comments below!

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Taylor Mobley


  1. Tiffany M. Bastedo - Relationship Coach | 13th Dec 17

    Wow, what beautiful photographs! I’ve never considered having styled photos taken previously; however, now it’s on my mind. Thank you so much for the useful information!

  2. Gita | 13th Dec 17

    You guys are too cute. I loving these pics.

  3. Belle | 13th Dec 17

    Such a lovely couple! I love how your photos turned out!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

  4. Katherine | 13th Dec 17

    Gorgeous photos! Probably my favorite for Christmas cards so far. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the plum/wine color, but it still looks so festive! And you’re definitely lucky to have such a talented friend! Fun shoots will never get old (and you’ll always have perfect pictures for the blog!). Merry Christmas!

    • Taylor Mobley | 13th Dec 17

      I agree – even if it isn’t red and green it still looks totally festive!

  5. Mary Powers | 13th Dec 17

    They turned out perfect, Taylor! Love your color scheme. I always love doing something different as well. She a great photog! Will keep her in mind for our next family photos!

    – Mary

  6. Kristen | 13th Dec 17

    Your Christmas photos are gorgeous! I love these tips, I’ll definitely be using this for my next Christmas photo shoot ๐Ÿ™‚

    Kristen |

    • Taylor Mobley | 13th Dec 17

      Thanks Kristen! Next year I’m going to do them earlier so I can actually get them on a Christmas card. LOL.

  7. Kyla Matton Osborne | 13th Dec 17

    You guys look really great in the photos! I love the one that you chose for the Pin. It’s not the standard fare, and that ribbon on the wreath is so pretty trailing down like that.

  8. Lily | 13th Dec 17

    These turned out amazing, Taylor! I love that y’all went with plum, it’s one of my favorite colors, and it looks so good on you!

  9. cara | 13th Dec 17

    These turned out so cute! Love how you incorporated burgundy! So pretty!

    • Taylor Mobley | 13th Dec 17

      Thanks Cara! That means so much coming from you!

  10. Jenny | 13th Dec 17

    These photos are absolutely stunning! I love that y’all steered away from the typical Christmas type shoot in terms of colors.

    • Taylor Mobley | 13th Dec 17

      Thanks Jenny! I love how unique they turned out!

  11. StylishGeek | 13th Dec 17

    Wonderful tips Taylor! My family missed out on scheduling our Family Christmas photo shoot this year, so we are considering a New Year’s one. The tips you gave are awesome. Will definitely be helpful.

    • Taylor Mobley | 13th Dec 17

      Definitely do a new Year one! There no time like the start of a new year!

  12. Melissa | 13th Dec 17

    I agree! Having someone you are comfortable with makes everything easier. Love how the photos turned out. You both super cute!

  13. Kristen Jones | 13th Dec 17

    These are just the cutest photos ever! I love the different locations/backgrounds you have! My hubby and I went to central park and got our pics taken during the snow storm and our picture is my favorite ever! We didn’t get as many as we had hoped for because of the snow, but it was so worth it!

    • Taylor Mobley | 13th Dec 17

      You are so sweet!! I LOVE Central Park! I SO wish I lived in New York!

  14. Crystal // Dreams, etc. | 13th Dec 17

    Your photos are so beautiful and I love that you did it without the usual red. Your colors are still so festive and match your surroundings so well!

    • Taylor Mobley | 13th Dec 17

      Thanks Crystal! It’s nice to think outside the box sometimes!

  15. Nicole | 13th Dec 17

    What a great photographer she is! Wish I lived closer! Love all your pictures ๐ŸŽ„โค๏ธ๐ŸŽ„

  16. Kiara | 13th Dec 17

    These photos are beautiful and fit perfectly for the season and the theme of the shoot! Thank you for sharing!

    • Taylor Mobley | 13th Dec 17

      Thank you so much Kiara!! Erin did a fabulous job!

  17. Azanique Rawl | 13th Dec 17

    Y’all look like a magazine couple. So adorable ๐Ÿ™‚

    -xo, Azanique |

  18. Christina | 13th Dec 17

    These photos are amazing! You two are so cute.

  19. Kileen | 14th Dec 17

    Oh my gosh, these pictures are so beautiful! Love the outfits and that wreath is so cute!

    cute & little

    • Taylor Mobley | 14th Dec 17

      Thanks Kileen! ๐Ÿ™‚ Erin does a fabulous job!

  20. Nataly | 14th Dec 17

    These photos are so cute! I love how you styled them!

    • Taylor Mobley | 14th Dec 17

      Thank you Nataly! It is nice to change it up!

  21. Lecy | A Simpler Grace | 14th Dec 17

    These photos are perfect for the holidays. You both look amazing!

    • Taylor Mobley | 14th Dec 17

      Thanks Lecy! I hope they give you some inspiration!

  22. Kathryn | 14th Dec 17

    Oh my cuteness! That top photo is darling!

  23. lauren | 14th Dec 17

    Your pictures came out so great! I love your outfit with the heels. The Burgundy scarf really stands out and makes it pop.

    • Taylor Mobley | 14th Dec 17

      I thought so too!!! I love how it stands out!

  24. mjchristine | 14th Dec 17

    great photos, so lovely! nice photography too! I love the outfits and the setting!

    • Taylor Mobley | 14th Dec 17

      Thanks, girl ๐Ÿ™‚ Erin is fantastic – totally makes us more photogenic than we really are! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  25. Amanda Kruse | 14th Dec 17

    These photos turned out amazing! I love that lip color on you!

    Amanda ||

  26. Erica @ Coming Up Roses | 14th Dec 17


  27. Stephanie | 14th Dec 17

    These photos came out beautifully and I am absolutely obsessed with the outfits and props! They’re seriously giving me all the inspo for my first set of Christmas photos next year after Brandon and I get married! So gorgeous!

    • Taylor Mobley | 14th Dec 17

      Thank you Stephanie! I cannot wait to see how those pictures turn out!!!!

  28. adriana | 14th Dec 17

    These pictures are SO amazing! I love the style, that wreath is stunning – you look beautiful and these came out insanely perfect!

  29. Amanda | 17th Dec 17

    These turned out amazing! I canโ€™t wait to try these tips next year!

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