Newborn photography has been seeing a major boom in recent years, as many people are rushing to create photoshoots that allow them to show off how cute and peaceful their babies are. They’re so small, and we love to think about how much potential there is in the life ahead of them.
If you’re planning a baby photo set, and you’re unsure how to pose them or what props you should bring, these are some great ideas for anyone!
Cupping Their Face
The most classic baby photo is a baby laying facing the camera, and their hands seemingly supporting their chin while their eyes are closed. Many may think that babies are supporting themselves in photos, but generally, in pictures where a baby is cupping their face or sitting up, a parent is supporting their body, and then that parent’s hands are edited out so that the baby defies gravity and their limb strength.
Curled Up Sleeping With Arms Tucked Beside Face
A curled-up baby, viewed from the side, with their hands folded gently under their face, is a classic and extremely cute picture that many families love to show off. This can be done on a multitude of comfortable surfaces and even on the stomach of one of the child’s parents if they want to be in the picture.
Snoozing With Arms Folded Under Chin
This picture is achieved with the baby laying on their stomach facing the newborn photographer. Fold their arms and cross them so that the baby rests their head comfortably on them, and allow them to look as peaceful and comfortable as they can. Don’t keep them in this position for long, but enjoy the way they look when they are! This position allows them to feel comfortable and look peaceful, but they might get fussy if kept in it for more than twenty minutes.
Resting in Something Far Larger Than Them
One of the most popular baby photos is something to show just how incredibly small they are. A great choice for this is an old-fashioned scale with a soft pillow on top, sitting on a small couch like pet furniture, or tucked into anything else that makes them look incredibly small. Make sure that they’re surrounded by comfortable and soft surfaces, so they don’t get upset.
The Classic Basket and Linen Photo
This photo idea is something as old as parenthood itself. Although it can feel like a strange idea to lean into a cliche, it’s never going to stop being cute. Linen in a basket brings to mind laundry day with a cute baby in tow. The basket can be anything from wicker to something that looks more like a barrel bucket, put a pillow beneath the child, and soft blankets surrounding them, keeping them nestled comfortably and cute.
Every Baby Photo is Precious
We all want to cherish the time that our babies are so small, amazed that a human being can weigh less than fifteen pounds. Great newborn photography helps capture all of the hope and excitement we have for our children’s future while they’re still so small.