Updated: Aug 16
Figuring out what to wear to your newborn photos session can get stressful. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you along the way.
--> Baby <-- Dressing the baby is simple. The main focus is the baby, so less is more regarding outfits. A simple onesie, diaper or swaddle. It's great to use the blanket grandma made or a special swaddle. I always ask client to bring in something personal if they have it. Regular clothing on the newborn, although adorable, usually doesn't fit the baby well enough at this point and does't always come across well in pictures. We want these images to be timeless and classic. Simply put.
-->> Mom <<-- You're probably still feeling like you just had a baby. Don't worry about trying to look perfect. Wear something comfortable and loose fitting. A loose dress or shirt. Where what you feel good in.
-->> Wear casual clothes <<-- In home pictures are very relaxed and casual. Feel free to wear jeans, easy sitting dress and throw those socks off.
->> Matching is out - Coordinating is in! <<-- The days of all white shirts and jeans on the beach are gone. Pick one to two colors.
-->> Neutrals look best <<-- Newborn sessions are about the newborn so neutrals help keep the focus on them. A simple dress, jeans and light shirt
-->> Start with one outfit <<-- you really like then build up from there. Usually mom gets to pick hers first.
-->> Dresses <<-- I love dresses for moms and little girls! They add a sense of movement and femininity to the pictures. That's always a good thing
-->> Dads <<-- Dad's should be easy to dress. A casual button down with rolled up sleeves, or a college shirt paired with either khakis or jeans
-->> Stay away from Neon colors <<-- Those colors reflect off the skin and causing your skin to take on that hue
-->> Don't over accessorize <<-- We want these photos to look timeless. Less is more so it's not a distraction.
-->> Don't forget your Nails <<-- Newborn shoots i'l taking a lot of closeups and often the baby is in your arms.
--> Most Important -- Be Yourself <-- All these comments are simply suggestions and not rules! You should be you and feel like yourself in your clothes. Most important thing is that you are comfortable. If you are ripped jean and t-shirt kind of people then go for it. If you just love your sneakers then by all means wear them. The focus is not on your clothing, it's on you and your family. It's the emotion and connection you share together that will last a lifetime.
I've made a Pinterest pages to help you visualize some family photo session clothing options. https://www.pinterest.com/jbellaphoto/what-to-wear-newborn/
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