Behind The Scenes Of Our Home For Christmas Photoshoot

Behind The Scenes

It’s mid-June and what are Sophie and her team doing? Decorating Christmas trees, baking mince pies and shooting the new Home for Christmas Collection of course. All our photoshoots are great fun, but the Christmas shoots bring a feeling of nostalgia, festivity and excitement, even though we are six months early! Step behind the scenes and watch us create a winter wonderland at the start of summer.

Home for Christmas Sophie Allport

The day begins with lots of festive baking, including mince pies, gingerbread men, mini Christmas puddings and cake – and the pleasant smell of Christmas fills Sophie’s house.

Sophie Allport Behind the Scenes Home for Christmas

Finding some festive foliage and Christmas props was a real challenge in June, including attaining a Christmas tree and finding holly trimmings. Cuttings of rosemary worked beautifully around our Christmas cake, and it was a real showstopper.

Home For Christmas Sophie Allport Photoshoot

With the baking completed, the team add the finishing touches which includes attaching ribbon to our Cinnamon & Orange Botanical Candle, bringing in added smells of Christmas with a seasonal scent of winter red berries, star anise, cinnamon sticks and sliced oranges.

Behind the scenes photoshoot Sophie Allport

It’s the small details which make all the difference to our photoshoots, so once the festive setting is ready, it’s time to light the candles and begin snapping away at our joyful setting.

Sophie Allport Photoshoot

Our photographers get busy shooting all our products as well as creating lifestyle shots. These Home for Christmas Felt Decorations bring colour and texture as they hang beautifully in our tree. They also make the perfect decoration and accessory to dining tables too.

Photo shoot At Home for Christmas Sophie Allport

That’s a wrap. Once we’ve finished it’s time to sit down and enjoy a piece of cake and cuppa tea! The perfect way to end a busy day. We hope you have enjoyed a sneak peek behind the scenes, now let’s appreciate some of the final shots. 

Sophie Allport Home for Christmas Table Setting

Can you spot the sign of summer from our seasonal photoshoot? Let us know in the comments – for more Christmas inspiration, see our Christmas Collection here.

Home for Christmas Sophie Allport

6 comments

  • Sign of Summer – Is it the beautiful cream rose that has managed to sneak in an appearance at the corner of one of the shots? Gorgeous Christmas designs as always! Thank you!

    Rachel on

  • I was looking for a Christmas table runner when I saw yours called “coming home for Christmas” with the most wonderful design and with my son & daughter and families coming home from Australia for Christmas including a new baby grandson who we haven’t met yet, I had to order this one with napkins to match. Can’t wait for it to arrive, or Christmas.

    Mary Sherlock on

  • Does Rosemary flower in December? Think this might be your sign of summer. Gorgeous stuff – keep it up.

    Genevre Walker on

  • This whole collection is just adorable and just reminds me of everything I hold so dear to my heart about a family Christmas. I’m definitely going to pinch some of your fab ideas for my dining table! ;) thanks for sharing it must have been so hard gathering everything so early! Fingers crossed my hubby will buy some of your beautiful pieces for me! :) xxx

    Mandy McDonald on

  • Love these behind the scenes posts. Gives me a greater appreciation for all the hard work and creativity. Plus a little bit of holiday inspiration thrown in too (definitely thinking about a Christmas place setting like that now). All the best from Canada! Amanda – Life at Cloverhill lifeatcloverhill.com

    Amanda - Life at Cloverhill on

  • The trees outside, as seen through the window are all in leaf! Seasons greetings! X

    Karen Timson on


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