After scheduling a newborn photo session, the most frequently asked question is “what do we wear for our newborn family photos?” Below are some tips to help you feel and look fabulous for your newborn family session!
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.
Tip #1: I always recommend starting with a neutral palette. Light-colored wardrobe in creams, light grays, and light pastels helps in keeping the focus on expressions and the moment.
Tip #3: Wearing a simple, solid-colored dress or top is a beautiful option. A top with a long or 3/4 sleeve is a fabulous choice as well.
Tip #4: Flowy and textured fabrics are flattering: plus, the movement in the fabric adds a feminine touch.
Tip #5: Wear clothing that compliments your style and decor.
Tip #6: More importantly, wear a top you feel relaxed and beautiful in.
Similar tips apply to dads or partners.
Tip #7: Solid-colored tops and long sleeve tops are preferred as they allow the pictures to focus on connection. Avoid large logos. When in doubt, a neutral color Henley top or a long sleeve linen top are great options.
Tip #9: Wear colored denim or chino pants. Avoid shorts or work pants.
Tip #10: Wear a solid shirt that compliments mom’s top. A subtle pattern on dad’s shirt can add interest.
Tip #11: As an added touch, dads can wear a light pink or blue top according to the baby’s gender.
No matter how old the sibling is, the main goal is to make them comfortable.
Tip #11: Pick comfortable clothing for younger children. This will help them feel relaxed for the photos.
Tip #12: Coordinate colors with the parent’s wardrobe. A light-colored top on the siblings helps in creating an angelic and sweet look.
Tip #13: An easy choice for boys is a neutral Henley shirt (as pictured below).
Each family is unique and different.. so don’t be afraid to break “the rules.” As long as you are comfortable and feel gorgeous, let your style shine through!
Though light colors are recommended… if you love color, don’t be afraid to rock it! See more examples of what to wear to your newborn family photos on the newborn gallery. If you are still unsure, let me know… I’m here to help you along each step of the way!
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