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11 New Year’s Eve Photoshoot Ideas

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Looking for New Year photoshoot ideas? New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to celebrate with champagne, a sparkly dress, family, and friends. If you want to remember the holiday for a lifetime, make sure you bring your camera and create something great to enjoy this special night for years to come!

Tips For New Year’s Eve Photos

New Year’s Eve is about more than just partying. It’s about getting creative and capturing fun photography. Don’t miss out on this party atmosphere to capture the perfect background for your next photo! Here are some of our favorite tips and ideas for New Years’ photo ideas!


When it comes to capturing the perfect New Year’s Eve photo, remember to experiment with different angles. This could be anything from getting low to the ground or climbing up on furniture such as a couch.

Your backdrop will change the more you adapt your angle, making for more interesting photography.


fireworks on new years eve

Most places in the world celebrate New Year’s Eve with a massive fireworks display! These fireworks make for a great backdrop that is different from other celebration photos.

Remember to bring a tripod if possible if you want amazing firework photos. Be ready to snap away to capture the big picture of the night!


photo shoot ideas for new years

When it comes to choosing the perfect lens for the night, this all depends on what you will be doing. If you celebrate at home with friends for New Year’s Eve, you will have all your equipment easily accessible.

However, if you are out and about town for New Year, you may want to bring a smaller light lens such as a prime 50mm or 35mm.


When it comes to New Year photo ideas, it’s all about the surroundings and your backdrop. You can make your own holiday backdrop with a few fun home items. If you are feeling like you need some inspiration, head on over to Pinterest for holiday ideas.

Avoid Flash

poses for new years

If you are shooting a party, family member, or another look on New Year’s Eve, take a look to see if it’s better to avoid flash.

With a little adjustment of your exposure, you can still have excellent light. And even better, you can create motion blur photos by slowing down your shutter speed for more fun and special photos of the night.


new years eve hat

Next on our New Year’s Eve photo ideas list is to make or buy new year hats! These are simple to enjoy and a favorite for this type of party!

Fun Props

Nothing says party like fun props! They can be anything, including a sign, a photobooth, glasses, to fun fashion accessories.

The sky is the limit, so for the best photos, get creative and try to find simple things around the house that your family can capture a photo shoot with!


glamour shoot for new years eve

New Year’s Eve is all about getting glammed up! Don’t be shy to get dressed up for your photoshoot, whether it’s with your family or friends. Your camera will love you even more with a new outfit or sparkly dress. With just a little color, your photos will pop even more!


This New Year’s Eve, why not pose with your favorite dessert? These can be anything from a family baked cake to cupcakes to candies and more! Look for colorful desserts for the perfect backdrop to your shoot. Every image will be better than the next when you play with this idea.


new years eve champagne shoot

New Year’s Eve is all about toasting to the New Year! So that’s why it’s important you bring out your best crystal glasses and toast over a bottle of fine Champagne!

Shoot from different angles and try a different backdrop, such as someone holding it or on a beautiful table setting. New Year is always more fun with some bubbles!


confetti photo shoot

Looking for the perfect Instagram New Year’s Eve photo? Photography is always better when you can add some motion to your shot! So for this New Years photoshoot, try throwing some confetti in the air.

This idea works great with kids or adults, and every image is different from the next, with the motion of the color going through the air.


Get ready for some New Year’s Eve countdown photos! Love, excitement, and inspiration will be going through the air right before the ball drops. That’s why it makes for the perfect photoshoot to celebrate life and another year going by. Take this moment to capture all the action and get your best image with a big bang!


Many people like to fill their bathtubs with balloons or even their living room. Balloons are something different to take photos of for Instagram on New Year’s Eve.

Take your photography to the next level with a balloon backdrop, or put on some nice fashion to sit with your balloons as you pose away!

Disco Balls

discoball shoot

There is no time like December 31st for New Year’s Eve photos. Pull out your best disco ball and jump around in your super fun attire as you pose with a glittery disco ball. This is the best way to start off the New Year!

Lay Down

new years poses

Looking for New Year’s Eve photos with a different style? Tell your friends and family to lay down, and you climb up on a couch to capture them from a new way! They can make fun movements or even kiss in the name of love!


woman jumping

Save the fun of New Year’s Eve by a shoot while you jump around! Jumping around in fun New Years’ clothing will make for great action shots. This will also capture the energy of the night!


dancing new years shots

For the perfect New Year’s Eve photos, you should add dancing to your list of photoshoot ideas! Posts with dancing are always a win on Instagram, and you can have fun dancing along with your friends with your camera in hand on December 31st!


streamers for new years

For better New Year’s Eve photos, try throwing some streamers in the air! Your photoshoot will be a lot more fun, and each image will pop with the movement of new life through fun colors of paper flying through the air!


group pose for new years

Don’t forget to shoot some group New Year’s Eve photos! It’s not every day that you all come together and it’s a great sign that you are with people you like if they are with you for this holiday! So take some time to make some posts about your family and friends as you party together!


outdoor new years eve shoot

If you like to be outside, why not shoot some New Year’s Eve photos outdoors this year? This time of year, the outdoors are usually covered in Christmas lights and make for a great photoshoot idea! So put your coat on and head outside!


We hope you enjoyed this fun read for New Year’s Eve photos! Every photoshoot is the opportunity to capture something special, but New Year’s Eve photos are a way to save the action of the night forever!

Start simple by shooting what you like around your home, and then shoot outside and at parties to capture more action! Do you have a favorite New Year’s Eve photoshoot idea that we missed? Share some of our ideas in the comments! We love to hear from you.

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Krystal Kenney is an award-winning photographer residing in Paris, France. She has been photographing for over 10 years and enjoys teaching others about the craft. She spends most days shooting events, portraits, and weddings around Paris and working on writing new books.
Krystal Kenney is an award-winning photographer residing in Paris, France. She has been photographing for over 10 years and enjoys teaching others about the craft. She spends most days shooting events, portraits, and weddings around Paris and working on writing new books.

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