One of the questions we get asked most often is: How should I dress my baby for a photoshoot?
As an experienced newborn photographer, an important part of my job is helping you dress everyone beautifully for your newborn photos. And I know first hand that choosing the perfect outfits can be one of the biggest stresses of planning family photos.
But the good news? Dressing baby is the easiest part. That’s because I take care of this for you!
But if you’re not a KKP client, you may be wondering: How should I dress my baby for a photoshoot?
In this article, we’ll cover my baby must-haves for a successful (and beautiful) newborn session. You’ll be surprised at how simple dressing baby can be!
I always recommend simple swaddles and wraps for a newborn photoshoot. That’s because many newborn outfits are a bit bulky and ill-fitting. Babies don’t often fit perfectly into actual outfits at this stage and they end up looking awkward. Not only that, but it’s difficult to show off their sweet little toes when dressed up. I prefer a simple wrap or swaddle that can be pulled tightly to soothe them to sleep, or undone to show off their teeny tiny features.
If opting for an outfit, simple (and timeless) is best. A plain white onesie or little knit sweater and bloomers are perfect – and both allow us to see their toes, which is something you’ll definitely want captured.
Dressing baby in a neutral outfit has many benefits. Among these are:
When I say accessorize, I don’t mean with dazzling jewelry – in fact, babies should not wear anything that could potentially get wrapped tightly around their necks or that’s small enough to choke on.
I simply mean adding the following:
As you can see, dressing baby for your newborn session doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, we recommend making it as simple as possible! Let baby be just that- a baby. They photograph best in their natural state- wrapped in a sweet, simple swaddle. After all, they’re the star of the show, and they don’t need much more than their cuteness to stand out! We hope this article helped answer your question: How should I dress my baby for a photoshoot?
And if you need help dressing the rest of the family for your newborn photoshoot, check out this blog post.
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Film scanned by The Canadian Film Lab
Mamas’ dresses, babies wraps and headbands from the KKP Client Closet
All images by newborn photographer, Kahla Kristen Photography
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