I know it might be the last thing on your mind, to get dolled up for a photoshoot just a few days after giving birth, but you are an incredibly important part of your newborn baby’s biography so please come prepared to get involved!
Don’t worry, I don’t need you to get all dressed up for this one (although I do recommend a little make-up) and you definitely don’t need to be thinking about your post-birth body. The photographs that I’ll take during your newborn photoshoot will be entirely focused on the bond between you and your new baby.
First of all, your baby is going to be naked for most of the photoshoot, so in order to keep them comfortable, it’s going to be warm – very warm – in the studio. So please bear that in mind when you get dressed in the morning. Layers are a good idea, so that you can add/remove clothing as required.
The most important thing from an aesthetic perspective is to ensure that you avoid wearing heavy patterns, emblems and slogans. They really can take away the timeless beauty of a family photograph.
I typically suggest that mum wears a black or dark vest or strappy top; failing that, a dark tight-fitting (trust me) t-shirt, preferably a v-neck. And then put whatever feels comfortable on the bottom!
For men, topless can look really nice, but I suggest coming along in a nice dark slim-fitting t-shirt and jeans.
For siblings, dark clothing, again, to keep in line with everyone else.
And that’s about it! No one needs complicated in their lives straight after giving birth. Come to the studio, be comfortable and I’ll make sure you all look amazing!
If you’ve been contemplating booking a newborn photoshoot but haven’t got round to it yet, please take a look at my newborn photography page and find out more about the amazing memories I can capture of your growing family.