What to Wear for Your Newborn Photography Session: Simple & Classic


I always take family images with your newborn baby for Packages 1-3 and I adore them. I love capturing the joy of parents looking at their fresh new baby and their amazing love for their new arrival. It is truly so special for me to witness! We do a series of posed and natural images for the family portraits that will remain timeless and become family heirlooms over the years. I always get a frantic last minute email the night before a newborn session asking, “What should I wear for the family portraits?” It is important to go simple and classic for a family portrait as you want it to be something you can look back on years down the road and it not feel dated by the clothing you were wearing. You want it to look timeless! White is definitely my favourite colour for a newborn session as it brightens up the image and looks pure.

While simple and classic is the way to go, there are variations you can add to an outfit so it isn’t such a simple white or black t-shirt if you prefer dressing up for a session. I’ve found some great blouses from variations shops online that have great options for your newborn family portrait that aren’t boring!


Contemporary Tie-Neck Blouse- Forever 21

Adding a simple detail like the tie around the neck can keep things interesting and sophisticated for your newborn session portrait.


Semi-Sheer Crochet Panel Top- Forever 21

I love the intricate detail at the top of the blouse so that it adds a bit of your personality while keeping things simple and classic.


Lace Contrast Blouse- ASOS

I adore the flowy and bohemian look of this gorgeous white blouse from ASOS. It really helps to create and natural and comfortable look for your family images with your new arrival!


Lace Sleeve Frill Detail Blouse- ASOS

If your style is more elegant and feminine, I suggest this gorgeous blouse as the lace detail would look amazing with your arms wrapped around your new arrival! It helps to create a stunning image!