Booking your baby's first professional portraits is truly exciting! You've waited months to meet the baby and have dreamed of holding them in your arms! Now that you've selected your photographer and are gearing up for a great session, you may be a little unsure what to wear to your newborn session. Have no fear! As a professional newborn photographer plus mom (I mean, I DO have three children !) I know how important these images are to you. You'll treasure them forever. You would like to look and feel your best. I'm here to guide you and provide an amazing, laid back experience for you new parents.
Mom & Dad : simplicity is key
First and foremost, moms should wear something that makes them feel beautiful and comfortable (after all.. you just had a little one!). The best advice really is to keep it simple. The best way to do this is by wearing a simple, solid-colored top. Light colored tops in creams, light grays, and light pastels help in keeping the focus on your expression and the moment. Mom can wear a long sleeve, or no sleeves. I prefer Dads to wear long sleeves but for one picture I would need Dad to wear a short sleeve shirt or no shirt.
Siblings: comfort is king
No matter how old the sibling is, the main goal is to have them comfortable with photos with their baby sibling. It’s especially important because some of the sibling shots involve them laying down on a blanket with the baby. Again, try to coordinate colors with the parents. A light or cream-colored top on a sibling creates an angelic and sweet look.
The sibling portion always makes mom's heart soar! This is a very popular request for sessions and we set aside an additional 30 minutes for these setups. I like to pose the older sibling on their back while the eldest child holds the new baby. This is a safe way for them to interact without worrying if the baby will be dropped. A neutral colored flokati, such as cream or white, is a really pretty option here. Little ones look super precious in classic, natural attire such as dark wash blue jeans, perhaps even khaki pants, and then a simple top in a lighter color, such as beige, cream, white, or tan.
Families: be you
Each family is unique and different. These tips are here to help decide what to wear for your baby photoshoot. Though neutrals and light colors are recommended… if you love color, don’t be afraid to rock it! But nothing neon. If you are still unsure, let me know… I’m here to help you along each step of the way!