Creating Timeless & Classic Newborn Photos | Houston Newborn Photographer

This was one of my favorite newborn sessions! I got to know this sweet couple when I met them a few months ago for their maternity photos! They were so kind and so fun to hang out with during their photoshoot! They welcomed their baby girl, and I had the honor to capture her at their home! Their newborn session is absolutely stuning and has that timeless feel! Here are a few tips to help your newborn photos always feel classic and timeless:

  1. Outfits: When in doubt choose neutral outfits. White is a timeless and classic color that photographs beautifully! It is a natural reflector of light and reflects back the most beauitul natural glow on your skin! Long flowy dresses add an extra classic feel to your photos. For baby, white swaddles photograph beautifully and make your baby's features take center stage! Stay away from super trendy clothing and stick to the classics. Button down shirts for men are also a classic!
  2. Bedding: I reccommend using white bedding for the day of the photo shoot. A classic white comforter photographs so well and again white serves as a classic neutral color!! Many of the solo newborn photos will be taken on the bed and this allows a clean and bright background to photograph your baby!
  3. Flowers: Add a vase of fresh flowers! This is completely extra but adding a vase of fresh flowers to a side table can elevate your photos and add a classic feel. Hydrangeas are classic and add extra interest to your photos!
  4. Tidy Up: There is no need to deep clean your house before your session. Tidying up nightstands and clearing away clutter creates a clean backdrop for your photos!
  5. Cozy Up: Lifestyle photography is all about capturing natural connection. My biggest advice for my families is to interact naturally and close any space between them! Simply placing a hand sweetly on the baby or slighty touching heads when snuggled up on the bed adds more natural connection.