What to wear to a newborn photography session
Ready to be overloaded with cuteness? We’re diving back into the adorable world of newborn photography!
A few weeks ago I touched on what parents should wear during a newborn photography session, so I thought I’d elaborate on this today. It’s one of the most common questions I get asked before a shoot, and it’s a good question to ask – you want to be looking your best and prepared for anything!
I’m sharing my top three tips for choosing your own outfit for a newborn photography portrait session, so you can arrive at your shoot feeling confident, excited and ready to go.
PLAIN, NEUTRAL CLOTHING
It’s best for parents, and any siblings, to wear simple, neutral-coloured clothing. That means no busy patterns or screen-printing – because nothing draws attention away from the cutest little subject in the photo like cartoon characters on a t-shirt! Overall, bright colours and overwhelming patterns create a less cohesive feeling in the image, and they can just be plain distracting. Keep it simple and opt for a more subtle colour palette.
BRING SOME OPTIONS
I’d recommend that every person featuring in the newborn photography shoot brings a simple, dark coloured top and a simple, light coloured top. That way, you’ll have options for different shots, and you’ll have everyone looking their best! It’s also great to have a backup outfit, as newborn photography sessions can quite often involve some ‘wee’ accidents.
ADD A BIT OF PERSONALITY
Just because you’re wearing simple, neutral clothing, it doesn’t mean it needs to be bland! A newborn photography session is also about you and your partner, so make sure you choose something that captures your personality.
A great example in Bex’s outfit in the photos below. Bex loves colour – so she opted for a dark top paired with a bright necklace to make it pop! Combine this with her pink hair and you have a look that is iconically Bex, while still having the focus on beautiful TJ. You don’t necessarily need to dye your hair pink for the shoot to create a memorable look (although I’m all for it!) – but feel free to bring along some extra accessories to add a bit of fun to your look.