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What to wear to your lifestyle newborn photography session

Hi there. I am Talia, and I am a lifestyle photographer specializing in newborn and family sessions, currently serving Waterloo, Kitchener, Cambridge and surrounding areas. If you are wondering what is a lifestyle photography session, check my last blogpost here

Every time I book a new client for my newborn, maternity or family session, I always get asked about what to wear. In this blogspot I will share my tips and ideas on what to wear to your lifestyle newborn photography session.

Newborn lifestyle photography session happens in the comfort of my clients’ home. My main goal for each and every session is for my clients to feel comfortable and relaxed. And I think that feeling comfortable in your clothes will help you relax and enjoy the session.

Let’s start with mom!

As a mother myself, I know how intimidating it is to get photographed just weeks after giving births. We don’t feel like ourselves, our bodies are exhausted. My tip for you is to wear something comfortable. Most mothers go for jeans or leggings, along with neutral colored blouse or shirt. Try to stay away from black tops, as they tend to cast shadows on the baby. I always recommend to go for pastel colors, or something white/cream. Gray colored tops work great as well.

Need some ideas on how should dad dress for the session?

Dads! Most of the dads that I photograph during my sessions, go with jeans and light colored shirt, mostly button down. I also recommend to stay away from black shirt as they cast not very appealing cast on the newborn baby.  

What should older siblings wear for newborn photography session?

I know how children love to dress themselves, and how they want to wear a shirt with their favourite superhero for the photos. But I recommend to stay away from these for the photography session. Loud and bright shirts steal attention from the family, and that’s the first thing you see when you look at the photograph. You want your photos to be timeless, so wear something that will look great on the photograph 10 or even 20 years from now. My recommendation for the sibling outfit, is either jeans or plain pants along with pastel or neutral colored shirt.

And now the highlight of the day: BABY!

I always tell my clients to dress their baby in plain white bodysuit (short or long sleeved). Babies are so innocent and pure, and we want to photograph them in that pure state. I also wrap the babies in the white wrap at the beginning of the session, especially for photos with older siblings.

I hope that gives you some ideas on what to wear to your lifestyle newborn photography session. Stay tuned for future blogposts where I will share tips and ideas on what to wear for your outdoor family photography session.

Thank you so much for being here,
Talia Hannah Photography
Kitchener Waterloo Cambridge lifestyle newborn and family photographer

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