Newborn Photography ideas

1. Preparation

  1. Gather Essential Equipment:
    • Camera: DSLR or high-quality smartphone.
    • Lenses: Preferably a prime lens with a wide aperture for a blurred background.
    • Lighting: Natural light is best; consider a softbox or diffuser for indoor shoots.
    • Props and accessories: Blankets, wraps, hats, and baskets can add variety.
  2. Create a Comfortable Environment:
    • Ensure the room is warm enough for the baby (around 75°F or 24°C).
    • Use soft, natural fabrics for baby wraps and props.
    • Play soft music or white noise to keep the baby calm.

2. Poses and Angles

Newborn photography swaddled pose
  1. Safety First:
    • Give importance to providing support and handling with gentleness when posing.
    • Avoid risky poses or anything that could potentially harm the baby.
  2. Classic Newborn Poses:
    • Swaddled poses, froggy poses, and curled-up poses.
    • Highlight the beauty of natural and relaxed moments.
  3. Capturing Tiny Details:
    • Focus on close-ups of tiny hands, feet, and facial features.
    • Encourage parents to be involved in capturing intimate moments.

3. Timing and Patience

  1. Timing is Key:
    • Our Newborns are sleepiest in their first two weeks; schedule the session accordingly.
    • Be patient and flexible, allowing time for feeding and soothing.
  2. Take Breaks:
    • Understand that newborns may need breaks for feeding or changing.
    • Utilize breaks for candid shots and capturing the baby’s interactions with parents.

4. Editing and Presentation

  1. Post-Processing Tips:
    • Basic edits for color correction and exposure.
    • Emphasize the beauty of simplicity and natural tones.
  2. Creating a Story:
    • Arrange photos in a cohesive order to tell a visual story.
    • Use a mix of color and black-and-white images for variety.


  • Newborn photography will be a nice moment if handled with care.
  • You can watch this newborn photography video by Kelly brown a newborn photographer to get more visual direction towards newborn photography. Here is the link below

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