The last 10 years as a Boston portrait photographer has taught me that I would rather document the whole of life, and not just parts. This led me to a focus in everything from sweet newborn photos to family portraits, and as of late, horse and rider photography. Look forward to an intuitive experience that is more communicative than not (no details missed or advice not shared), and with custom, modern photos that are hand-edited to be framed and passed on.
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Here are some poses to try for your mom and newborn photos:
Smiling looking down at baby in your arms (or kissing baby’s head)
Cradling baby with their face towards the camera, and mom smiling at the camera
Baby on your shoulders
Nose to nose
Snuggling baby with both of you tucked in a blanket
Just baby, but with mom’s hands holding baby’s hands (one of my favorites)
Newborn Photography Ideas With Parents
Standing together, holding baby between you
Mom or dad holding baby, with the other parent at their side smiling down
Mom holding baby with dad kissing mom’s cheek
Mom holding baby with dad kissing top of baby’s head
Just dad and baby
Newborn Photo Ideas With Siblings
Oldest sibling sitting with baby in arms, with other siblings side by side smiling at the camera
One sibling lying down next to baby looking up at the camera, smiling (great for other littles)
Overhead shot of siblings cradling baby in their lap, laughing and giggling
Two siblings kissing the newborn between them
Ideas For Newborn Photo Props
I’m not one for adding materials or gimmicks to a newborn photoshoot just for kicks, but rather, when I refer to props, it’s the simple cradle or basket that frames the image — adding context, and not cliches. You’ll rarely see more than one prop in an image, beyond perhaps a small headband for baby, or the swaddle or blanket baby is wearing to keep warm.
Newborn Photoshoot Positions
These are the positions I typically capture in every Boston newborn photoshoot, and in this order too. This workflow is magical because we get the baby to sleep, try the most unique poses while baby is snoozing, and then end the session with siblings and parents who are ready to hold the newborn, and get ready to go home.
Swaddled on a simple backdrop
Top-down in a tight swaddle
Simple poses with props like baskets and headbands
Outfit ideas, color palettes, advice and even some confessions from families, moms and seniors who would’ve changed just a couple things to get the most out of their professional photos (and look their best too).