North Alabama Newborn Lifestyle Photographer

Crafting Timeless Moments: A Guide to Newborn Photography Wardrobe Selection

Hello, lovely parents-to-be and welcome to the enchanting world of newborn photography! As your dedicated newborn photographer, I am thrilled to embark on this journey with you, capturing the essence of your little one's earliest days.

One of the questions I'm frequently asked is, "What should we wear for our newborn photography session?" Fear not, for I'm here to guide you through the process, ensuring that your attire enhances the sweetness of this special season.


Dress Mom first

Settle for an unsaturated color palette - pastels or neutrals

Build Dad's outfit off of mom's

Texture is your friend

Keep the baby simple, knotted gowns are your friend

Be comfortable and have nursing friendly clothing


I. Embrace Simplicity

When it comes to newborn photography, simplicity reigns supreme. Opt for attire that is understated and timeless, allowing the focus to remain on your precious bundle of joy. Solid colors or subtle patterns work wonders, ensuring that the attention is where it belongs—on your little one's adorable features. Always dress mom first and use her dress's colors to coordinate (not match) with dad and baby/siblings.

II. Delight in Texture

Texture adds depth and dimension to your photos, elevating them from ordinary to extraordinary. Embrace the tactile beauty of soft knits, flowing fabrics, and delicate lace, infusing your images with warmth and intimacy.

III. Timeless Palette

Choosing an undersaturated color palette and sticking to timeless silhouettes will ensure your portraits are timeless and treasured for generations to come. Avoid all logos and bright colors as these distract and affect editing.

Color Inspo

Undersaturated Neutrals

Soft Pastels


I always bring two simple stretchy swaddles, a white one and a cream one. So never fear if you cannot find the perfect outfit for your newborn. Sometimes having them bundled up is enough.

As your trusted newborn photographer, my goal is to create images that you will treasure for a lifetime—capturing the love, joy, and wonder of this extraordinary chapter in your family's story. By following these simple wardrobe tips, you can rest assured that your newborn photography session will be a celebration of the beauty and magic that surrounds you.

I can't wait to create memories together that will be cherished for generations to come. Let's embark on this enchanting journey together!