What To Wear To Your Newborn or Family Photo Shoot


Possibly the most asked question I receive when someone books a newborn photography session or family photo shoot is “what should I wear?”.

I’ll never forget the day before my little ones Newborn photos, I must have tried on about 100 tops and I definitely ended up wearing maternity leggings. I wish I had a guide to give me some ideas and help me prepare in advance.

So, I’ve pulled together some tips on what to wear to your newborn photo shoot or family photography session along with some outfit ideas and colour palettes to give you some inspiration!

Tip No. 1

Firstly, I always recommend sticking to a neutral colour palette. Whites, creams, greys and pastel colours such as baby blue, blush pink or pale greens look beautiful in photos. They also remove the focus from what you are wearing and bring it back to your expression and the moment being captured.

Tip No. 2

It is so important to avoid any branding, stripes, harsh patterns or logos. These can date and go out of style. You want to look at these images in 10 or 20 years and still love them. Keeping your clothing simple will produce more timeless photos. 

Tip No. 3

Above all, the most important thing is that you and your family are comfortable in what you are wearing. Likewise, you want to feel good about yourself and at ease, and this will lend itself to beautiful images. Loose and flowy clothing is really flattering and can add a feminine touch to photos whilst having the added benefit of being very comfy. 

I’m by no means a fashion blogger – anything but – but I’ve selected some pieces below that I know would photograph beautifully and give you bright, beautiful and timeless newborn and / or family photos.

Pieces have been chosen from a few of my favourite affordable shops including Dunnes Stores, Zara, & Other Stories, and H&M. And best of all, most of these shops cater for mum, dad, girl, boy and baby.

For more information on my Newborn Photography and Family Photography sessions, please click here.

To book your Newborn or Family Photos, please get in touch, I would love to hear from you and help you plan your photo shoot.

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