Newborn Photoshoot Outfit Guide - A New Parent's Guide on What To Wear!

Newborn Photoshoot Outfit Guide - A New Parent's Guide on What To Wear!

Posted by Feltman Brothers on 8th Mar 2023

Newborn Photoshoot GuidePlanning a newborn photoshoot can get a little hectic. You’ve just had a baby and, in addition to the stresses of parenthood, you’ve got to figure out the logistics of a photoshoot. Not only is timing particularly important, but finding the right outfits for newborn photoshoots also presents an interesting challenge.

For instance, what is a standard photoshoot outfit for newborns? Should you go with a particular theme? When is the right time to schedule a photoshoot with your newborn? What’s the right size to use for newborn clothing? Finally, where can you find beautiful newborn photoshoot outfits at affordable prices?

In today’s guide, we will answer all of these questions and more, but first, let’s look at the importance of scheduling a newborn photoshoot correctly:

How Soon After Birth Can You Do A Newborn Photoshoot?

Newborn Photoshoot with MomTypically, parents are expected to schedule a newborn photoshoot no more than two weeks after the birth. Why? Because most babies spend the first few weeks sleeping anywhere between 14 and 17 hours per day. This makes it easier to set your newborn in specific poses and take photos without them waking up. Plus, newborns tend to have fewer skin blemishes and are more likely to maintain the “fetal” position, which can make for some really adorable photos.

However, it is extremely important to point out that every baby is different. Your newborn may not sleep as much (or as deeply) as someone else’s newborn. If your baby happens to be very alert during a photoshoot, it could make it much more difficult for you or the photographer to get the shots you want. Generally, it’s a good idea to consult with a professional photographer who is experienced with newborn photoshoots for useful insights.

In any case, you can always schedule your newborn photoshoot after the first two weeks. Your baby will still be perfectly cute and adorable. Just keep in mind that they may be more active and aware of their surroundings after the first few weeks have passed, so trying to keep them still and calm during a photoshoot will only get more difficult the longer you wait. Plus, if you’re like most parents, you’ll want to capture their first precious images as close to the birth as possible!

Choosing The Perfect Newborn Photoshoot Outfit

Baby Girl Newborn PhotoshootThough planning a photoshoot around a newborn can be a headache, choosing the perfect outfit can actually be a lot of fun. This is especially true if you already have a theme or image of what you want in mind. Here are a few tips to help get you started:

  • Don’t Overthink It - If you start thinking that these will be the first official images of your baby, you may start to panic and overthink things. But don’t be afraid to keep it simple. Ultimately, your baby is the star of the show, and they are hundreds of ways to dress them that will look great in photos.
  • Focus On Texture - It’s easy to get hung up on the colors of your newborn’s outfit, but you should give just as much attention to the texture. If you’ve ever seen professional baby photos before, you know that they tend to be very close-up images. This means that the camera can catch every single fiber of clothing. Consider choosing a unique texture that stands out, like a knitted piece or an embroidered dress.
  • Consider a Theme - While a theme isn’t required to have a successful newborn photoshoot, it can ensure that you and the photographer are on the same page. It can also help you pick out the best colors for the entire shoot.
  • Narrow Down the Styles - You may be tempted to choose every style possible so that you can take tons of unique photos. Though this may ensure that you get lots of great pictures, it will also make the photoshoot longer, more stressful, and more expensive. So, try to narrow down the outfits to just a few styles. For example, you may decide to just go with onesies and rompers, rather than adding dresses or two-piece outfits to the mix.
  • Pick the Size Carefully - Getting the size just right for a newborn can be a challenge. Fortunately, Feltman Brothers has special sizes that will fit the vast majority of newborns (including preemies). Just remember that newborns can grow surprisingly fast. If you wait beyond the first two-week period, you’ll want to make sure that you size up in anticipation of their rapid growth.
  • Add On Accessories - Finally, don’t be shy about accessories! Whether you want your baby to wear a vintage bonnet or a cute pair of booties, there are plenty of ways to accessorize the outfits and create unique styles for each picture. We’ll talk about some specific examples of newborn photoshoot accessories a little later on in this guide!

Now that you have these tips in mind, let’s take a closer look at some specific outfits for newborn boys, girls, and twins!

Newborn Baby Girl Outfits

Finding the right photoshoot outfit for your newborn girl will largely depend on the theme you choose. For example, you may want to go with a very floral pink aesthetic, or you might prefer something more neutral, like white or beige. Either way, here are a few of our top picks for newborn baby girl outfits:

Newborn Baby Boy Outfits

Again, choosing the right outfits for newborn boys is all about figuring out the theme of your photoshoot. Naturally, blue is a go-to classic for boys, but you may want to branch out with other colors and unique styles. Fortunately, we’ve got some great options for a wide range of looks and color schemes. Check out some of our favorite selections for newborn boys:

Matching Outfits For Newborn Siblings

Finally, if you’ve just brought two siblings into the world, congratulations! You’ll be able to have twice as much cuteness at your photoshoot. Plus, Feltman Brothers offers a variety of matching outfits for siblings. Here are some of our absolute favorites for boys and girls:

Complete The Look With Outfit Accessories

Once you pick the perfect outfit (or outfits) for your newborn’s photoshoot, you’ll want to complete the look with some classic accessories. While you should definitely consider the color and style of the outfit when choosing accessories, here are some of our favorite ways to add the perfect accompaniment to just about an photoshoot outfit:

Do you want to find high-quality, newborn photoshoot outfits for your young ones? If so, be sure to check out the beautiful items available at Feltman Brothers today!