What To Wear To Your Newborn Photography Session?

Newborn photography in new jersey of a family with their baby boy

One of the questions I get asked the most by parents is what to wear for the family part of the newborn photography session. The secret is that the clothing do not really matter that much! So you do not have to overthink it. What you’re most going to notice is the connection between parent and baby and that emotion is going to shine through. Below is my advice on what to wear.

This mom and her newborn baby girl love pink! I love that she choose a light pink shirt because it looks beautiful with the white background.

This mom and her newborn baby girl love pink! I love that she choose a light pink shirt because it looks beautiful with the white background.

1. Keep it simple! We want you and your beautiful little baby to be the center of attention in your newborn photographs. Loud colors or patterns are going to be a distraction in the photograph. In the image above, the mama loves color but she choose a soft pastel color which is perfect if your a fan of colors!

This couple choose neutral white and black for their newborn photographs. I like that the focus is on them and their adorable baby girl

This couple choose neutral white and black for their newborn photographs. I like that the focus is on them and their adorable baby girl

2. Neutral Colors really do work best! A bright color is beautiful BUT your baby is so much more beautiful! I want you and your baby to be the main focus of the image and a bright color can take attention away. A neutral color will add softness and a lightness to an image. I recommend shades of white, cream, grays and soft pastel colors.

This amazing family all wore white! I love the way they all match!

This amazing family all wore white! I love the way they all match!

3. Skin to skin is good for newborn photography too! A strapless shirts or dress, a tank top looks beautiful too. Taking away fabric from the image insures that the baby is the focus. (A strapless bra is useful but you might not have one if your nursing. No worries, we can always pull down and tuck in any straps). T-shirts look great on camera too. A neutral colored t-shirt or tank top can be an easy choice if you are still unsure.

I love this image of this precious baby girl getting kissed by her mama!

I love this image of this precious baby girl getting kissed by her mama!

4. Another option and one of my favorite is, fabric wrapped around moms! I have fabric here in the studio. We wrap fabric around mom’s torso and it will look like a beautiful strapless dress or we wrap the fabric around mom and baby. At the end of my newborn photography sessions, I always ask the moms if they are interested in doing one of these photographs and they always turn out beautiful. There's such a special connection between the mother and the baby and it just shines through in these photographs. (examples below)

Newborn photography in new jersey of mom and baby wrapped in fabric
Newborn Photography of mama and baby in new jersey
Newborn photography of mother and baby in new jersey
newborn photography of mama and baby