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The Best Hong Kong Backdrops For Family Christmas Cards

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Here’s the lowdown on where to get the best family portraits shot, who to get to take them and where to print them!

Winter is coming! Without Game of Thrones to entertain us anymore, that can only mean one thing. It’s time to get the kids dressed in their best, drum up some festive cheer and step out to take those photos for your Christmas cards that everyone back home is waiting for. They’re what grandparents look forward to year on year and even if your children grumble about it, they would also secretly agree that it’s a fun family exercise that everyone enjoys. We’ve lined up some of the best HK backdrops to add a special touch to your annual ritual.

Jump ahead to the perfect setting for your family photos:
Streets of Hong Kong
Temples & Parks
Other Landmarks

We’ve also rounded up some of the best photographers in the city, who are offering special Christmas photoshoot sessions in November. Make sure to book yours today! Plus, if you’re looking to print these memories and make and send out personal photo cards, we’ve got you covered.

Read more: Where To Buy Christmas Cards And Last Postal Dates This Year

Streets of Hong Kong

To capture the true flavour of this bustling city, step out onto the streets and take a family photo with taxis whizzing past and trams inching their way through the crowded roads. Most streets in Hong Kong have colourful and easily recognisable signs and if you wander around Soho, you will also see street art that always adds colour and warmth to pictures. Here are some of our favourites.

Central: Des Voeux Road

Sham Shui Po: Pei Ho Street

Tai Ping Shan: Off Hollywood Road

Temples & Parks

If you have spent any time at all in Hong Kong, chances are that you have visited some of its well-maintained parks and historic temples. Naturally beautiful, these offer rather serene settings for the festive season’s greeting cards.

Hollywood Road: Man Mo Temple

Admiralty: Marriage Registry at Hong Kong Park

Repulse Bay: Kwun Yam Shrine

Other Landmarks

Hong Kong offers an abundance of other landmarks, from the eye-catching Blue House in Wan Chai to the historic buildings that are now being repurposed as malls and cultural centres. Make a fun family outing of a visit to any of the following and snap up some beautiful memories as well. We’ve put together some of our favourite images (and poses!).

Tsim Sha Tsui: 1881 Heritage

Hollywood Road: Yue Po Chai Curios Store

Wan Chai: Blue House

These are just a few of our favourite spots from this seriously photogenic city. If you are looking for other traditional Hong Kong backdrops, you can never go wrong with the charming Star Ferry, the Victoria Harbour skyline or even one of the many beaches around the 852. Take your pick and get shooting.

Read more: Sassy Mama’s Guide To Festivities Around The Globe

Christmas mini sessions

Most of the images above have been taken by the city’s uber-talented photographers. If you’re looking for a photoshoot with the family, get in touch with them to find out about their Christmas mini sessions. They are seriously stress-free and take place in less than half an hour. For between $1,200 and $2,500, you can get yourself anywhere between six to 12 images that you will treasure for much longer than the festive season. These mini sessions can be conducted in locations ranging from Discovery Bay to Soho, Victoria Peak Gardens to Victoria Park. Some photographers offer printed cards, with others coming prepared with Christmas outfits for your little ones, but all are willing to spread the joy around with some specials and perks for the jolliest season of the year.

Take a look at our quick recap of the best Hong Kong-backdrops for your festive cards and get in touch with the photographer of your choice to find out what’s on offer.

DRF Photography, 9703 0576, [email protected],

Lucky Fish Photography, 5129 4265, [email protected]

Sakshi Verma Photography, 6626 5525, [email protected],

Ayelen Alcover Photography, [email protected],

Jules! Baby, Shiu Fai Terrace, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 6483 5956, [email protected], [email protected],

Just Smile About It (by Brian Jala), 6300 4451, [email protected],

Read more: The Sassy Mama Guide To The Best Photographers In Hong Kong

Where to get your photocards printed

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Many photo studios in Hong Kong offer to print your photos on to cards, postcards, calendars and photobooks. While some design it for you, others offer an easy upload service with a few templates for you to choose from. Depending on the quantity you need and the time, patience and budget you have, pick the ideal one for your family.

Bespoke Baby Books, [email protected], 

Biscuit Moon Designs, 9473 7450, [email protected],

Blank Sheet, 9839 9861, [email protected],

Fotomax, various locations across Hong Kong,

Photobook Hong Kong5801 1888, [email protected],


Featured image courtesy of DRF Photography, image 1 courtesy of Sakshi Verma Photography, image 2 courtesy of Ayelen Alcover Photography, image 3 courtesy of Lucky Fish Photography, image 4 courtesy of Sakshi Verma Photography, image 5 courtesy of Jules! Baby, image 6 courtesy of Lucky Fish Photography, image 7 courtesy of The Reynolds Family via Instagram, image 8 courtesy of DRF Photography, image 9 courtesy of Jules! Baby, image 10 courtesy of Ayelen Alcover Photography.

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