What to Wear Part 2: Newborn Session
Naked is best – for your baby that is! Most of the photographs I take will be with your baby in his or her diaper or in the buff. Please make sure you put on loose fitting clothing for the few hours before our session. We don’t want to see any elastic marks from tight fitting socks or the waistband from a cute little outfit. Make sure you put the diaper on looser beforehand too – don’t want any diaper marks! I have lots of wraps and diaper covers I’ll bring along so we’ll be able to get some colour and texture into your images that way – though who can resist newborn baby skin.
Hats can be really fun for a few of the images too. I have some I’ll bring along but if you’ve picked up one or two (or ten) bring them out for your session and we can incorporate them.
Don’t worry about your little one being cold – we’re going to have the heat cranked.
Now that we have your baby sorted out… on to you. I know I’m usually an advocate for colour but newborn sessions are one place where neutral tends to be best. In general, a plain white, black or coloured t-shirt or tank along with jeans, nicer black leggings or yoga pants is great for mom. A plain tee with jeans usually works best for dad.
Since we’re going to be inside your house and it’s going to be hot, bare feet are a good option. If you’re going to wear socks, please make sure they are a similar colour to your pants.
Newborn sessions tend to be fairly simple to dress for but if you have any questions, please put them in the comments or send me an email and I’ll post the answer here for everyone.
Coming soon… part 3: maternity sessions.