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What to wear for your newborn photoshoot | London newborn photography

Updated: 4 days ago

As always, I'm just a call or email away to support you in selecting what you might like to wear for your newborn portrait session with me. I am more than happy to help you make any clothing selections (for you, your partner and of course your little one!) - just send me a WhatsApp with what you have in mind and we can decide together!


Here are my top tips for your London newborn photoshoot:


#1 Mum should pick her outfit first

As with any photoshoot, it's important to feel like yourself, and not feel like you're dressing in a way you usually wouldn't. As a mum myself, I know that dressing up after giving birth a few days, weeks or even months ago is not the first thing on your mind and might feel odd - so let's work together to ensure you feel comfortable, confident and beautiful!! I recommend light colours, loose styles, and no big patterns as they can be distracting from the images. Think a flowy dress (neutral colour or small floral pattern) for summer shoots or a lovely chunky knit for the colder season. Or maybe you feel more comfy in a coordinated top & bottoms...




#2 Keep it simple for the baby

Once you've chosen what you'll wear yourself, your family can coordinate accordingly. For your littlest one, you might like to alternate 2-3 different options, e.g. swaddled, or just in a little diaper & a bloomer on top, or a full outfit. Either way, think simplicity as it will be much easier on you and your little one.




#3 Not forgetting about dad...

Similar to yourself, I recommend a simple, neutral coloured outfit for your partner. A pair of light chinos and a crisp white or light blue button up shirt will be perfect, or we can keep it more casual in a t-shirt, depending on what you have chosen for yourself.



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I am a London photographer specialising in editorial style maternity, baby & toddler, and family photography, I cover Central and West London, such as Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, Wandsworth, Battersea, Clapham, Richmond, Westminster, Mayfair and Notting Hill. Please do still get in touch if you live outside of these areas but would be interested in a family photoshoot together. Not quite ready to book? Follow me on Instagram and let's stay in touch.

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