Blog | Getting Ready for Your Baby’s Photoshoot

There is probably nothing more exciting time in life than the birth of a baby; and nothing is ever cuter than a baby as the subject of a photo. These pictures are the ones you would always want to keep – something to look at from time to time and for the years to come. That’s why it is very important to get them right.

Hiring a professional photographer is the best way to go. But you can always take timeless photos of your baby and go DIY. It’s all about your personal preference, though many parents choose to take their baby to a professional photoshoot, basically to get better quality and worth-keeping photos.

It’s fairly essential to prepare everything before the photo session. Doing all the things you can do to make this more exciting and convenient for you and your baby will work best. Here are a few tips to remember:

Where is the best place?

Talk to the photographer and work together in choosing the best place for the photo session. In and around the house where there’s good lighting is a perfect place to go. Although it depends on the photographer, as some would recommend taking the photos in a studio. To have the baby feel more relaxed and comfortable with the environment is the most important thing to consider.

Stork Sling | Maternity and Newborn Photography

newborn baby photoshoot

What clothes to wear?

Most newborn photo sessions are taken while the baby is au natural. In recent years, nude baby photos have been very popular, as they often look swallowed in clothes. Nudity in baby photos give more focus on those sweet little details like the fingers, tiny toes, kissable cheeks, and little feet. Bows, hats, headbands and clippies are also recommended for baby girls.

Something to Smile About | Jennifer Wilcox

Newborn-Photography baby


Which props and stuff?

As to which stuff to bring depends on the theme you decide on. Plenty of blankets, bows, baskets, hoodies is good.  You could also bring any other stuff that is of importance and/or personal meaning to you.

Baby Bunny Hat | Ember Nelson Photography

newborn baby rabbit carrot basket

 When is the best time?

Book your photo session in advance. If you’re baby is already a few months old and can already giggle and smile for the camera, make sure that she has already been fed and that she’s had his or her nap. Ask yourself, at what time of the day is your baby at his or her liveliest? That’s the best time to have your shoot, so bring your baby to the location at least half an hour prior, to give your little one time to adjust. A six-month old who hasn’t had any sleep and is hungry will not smile or giggle for you; he will be fussy and grumpy instead!

If your baby’s a newborn or just perhaps only a month old, it might be a good idea to have sleeping shots. You may opt to bring your baby to  the studio towards the time when he or she is about to have her nap. Be there earlier and give your baby time to adjust to the new environment. If it happens that the baby is wide-awake and fussy, a well-experienced photographer should know how to handle the situation.

Toronto Baby | Honey Bourne Studio

baby newborn


Who’s the right photographer?

A baby photoshoot should always be fun and exciting, so make sure you choose a professional photographer who can take impressive photos and has the experience in photographing babies. One good way to check them out is to have a look at their collections/portfolio.

Book a photoshoot today! Something Pretty specializes in providing concept and styling services for events or photoshoots. For inquiries, please feel free to send us an email at

4 thoughts on “Blog | Getting Ready for Your Baby’s Photoshoot

  1. Hi Something Pretty Manila. I saw your pics and I’m interested to get your services for my baby boy’s infant shoot. I’d like to know your packages and rates so that I can consider. Let me know if you need more info. Thanks!

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