Choosing An Amazing Outfit for your In-Home Newborn Photo Session

May 18, 2023

I get asked a lot about what to wear for a session – either for your newborn or for yourself. I know that capturing the precious moments of your newborn’s early days is a treasured experience for any parent and I want to help make the experience perfect for you. In-home newborn photography sessions provide a cozy and intimate setting that allows you and your baby to feel comfortable and relaxed. Choosing the right attire for these sessions can enhance the overall aesthetic and will help us create timeless photographs that you’ll cherish for years to come. Read on for some helpful tips and suggestions on what to wear for your in-home newborn session.

Once you’ve reserved your Montreal newborn photography session with me, I’ll forward you my Client Welcome Guide where I’ll walk you through how to put together outfits for your session and I’m available to help you anytime, but I wanted to give you a few tips to start you off here!

What to Wear For Your Newborn Session

  1. Keep it Comfortable:
    When it comes to dressing for an in-home newborn session, comfort should be your top priority. Both you and your baby should feel at ease during the session, as it will contribute to a relaxed atmosphere. Opt for soft, breathable fabrics that won’t irritate your baby’s delicate skin and choose outfits that allow freedom of movement for both you and your little one.
  2. Neutral Colours and Timeless Styles:
    Neutral colours, such as soft beiges, creams, whites, and pastels, work exceptionally well for newborn sessions as they create a timeless and classic look. They also provide a beautiful backdrop that allows the focus to remain on your baby. Avoid bold patterns, logos, or busy prints that may distract from the main subject of the photographs.
  3. Coordinating Outfits:
    To create a cohesive and visually pleasing aesthetic, consider coordinating your outfits with your partner and any other family members who will be included in the photos. This doesn’t mean you have to match, but rather choose colours and styles that complement each other. For example, if you’re wearing a cream sweater, your partner could wear a light beige shirt or dress.
  4. Simplicity is Key:
    In newborn photography, simplicity often yields the most captivating results. Opt for clothing with minimal embellishments or distractions. Avoid large accessories or jewelry that might take attention away from your baby. The focus should be on the love and connection between you and your newborn.
  5. Consider the Location and Setting:
    Take into account the aesthetic of your home when selecting your outfits. If you have a light and airy living room, choose clothing that complements that atmosphere. Alternatively, if your home has a more rustic or cozy vibe, select outfits that align with that style. The goal is to create a cohesive look that blends well with your surroundings.
  6. Dressing Your Baby:
    For your newborn, simplicity and comfort are key. Choose soft, cozy clothing that is easy to remove and put back on during the session. Consider using swaddles or wraps in neutral colours or soft patterns to keep your baby snug and comfortable. I have a beautiful assortment of newborn outfits that are available for my clients to use at your newborn session.

When it comes to dressing for your in-home newborn session, the key is to keep it comfortable, simple, and timeless. Neutral colours, coordinating outfits, and a focus on creating a relaxed environment will help you capture beautiful and memorable photographs of your precious little one. Remember, the most important thing is the love and connection you share, your clothing choices only work to compliment that. Once you have booked your Montreal in-home newborn session with me, I will send you my client Welcome Guide to help guide and prepare you for your session. Get in touch with me for more info or to start planning photos for your family.

Carolina Hanna is a lifestyle family and newborn photographer based in Montreal, Quebec in Canada. Carolina serves the island of Montreal and surrounding areas including Laval, Boucherville, Candiac, Hudson, St-Eustache, Mirabel, Rosemere, Ste-Therese, Terrebonne, The South Shore of Montreal, Bainville, Longueuil, Town of Mount Royal, Outremont, Westmount, Ile Perot, Ile Bizard and more. Carolina is specialized in photographing newborns and families and has over 13 years of experience. Her passion is for creating relaxed, candid and playful family photography in-home or outdoors

You can learn more about newborn photography here and click here to contact Carolina