Ridiculously Cute Ideas For Your Newborn Photoshoot
CONGRATULATIONS! If you’ve stumbled across this blog then you must be doing your research on a newborn photoshoot for your new baby. When your baby arrives, it’s such an exciting and magical time in your life.
And time literally passes in a blur of endless cuddles and feeds and before you know it, your baby is a chunky 6 month old.
That’s why documenting those first few weeks, when your baby is so tiny and precious, are super important.
And there are so many ways to create gorgeous photos of your newborn but to help you visualise just how darn CUTE they can be, I’ve compiled a list of my 9 CUTEST ideas for your baby’s first photoshoot.
So, here we go!
Be warned, you’re in danger of overdosing on cuteness.
1. Add a Theme to Your Newborn’s Photoshoot
There’s something ridiculously cute when parents come to the studio armed with their favourite superheroes or fairytale characters to incorporate into their baby’s photoshoot.
Imagine your baby as Snow White, sound asleep and surrounded by the seven dwarfs.
Or perhaps you’re a Marvel fan and you want your little super baby snuggled up with spiderman and superman.
Whatever you love, whether it be superheroes or Harry Potter, adding a theme to your baby’s photoshoot will make your photos a little more personal and is guaranteed to make them super cute.
2.Include Your Hobbies or Favourite Sport in Your Newborn Photoshoot
Yep, include your hobbies or interests. Mad keen golfer?
No problems. Let’s incorporate your love of golf into your baby’s photos.
I mean, is there anything cuter than a sleeping baby curled up in a golf bag?
Um, yeah there is! A baby snoozing on a horses’ saddle is pretty darn cute too.
*Disclaimer* I should add that many of these photos are composited images created in post production. Newborn safety is of utmost importance during newborn sessions so obviously for safety reasons I’d never balance a baby precariously on a saddle.
So it doesn’t matter if you have weird and wacky hobbies, they can be incorporated into any newborn photoshoot. I’ve had Dad’s bring their footy jerseys, their toolboxes and even a motorbike helmet to their baby’s photoshoot.
I’ve had Mum’s who are florists or keen gardeners bring gorgeous fresh flowers and greenery for their baby’s photoshoot.
Whatever your hobbies or interests are, there is always a way to include them in your baby’s photoshoot.
3. Add a Special Toy or Keepsake to Your Baby’s Photoshoot
Do you have a special toy from your childhood?
Maybe it’s a vintage teddy bear or a special toy gifted from a family member.
Or perhaps your new baby was given a beautiful crocheted blanket from grandma or a loved one.
Including sentimental items like teddies or special blankets add a personal touch to your baby’s photos. And in years to come your baby will cherish those photos with their family heirloom.
4. Capture Those Cute Newborn Details
This one is obvious. I mean, all you really need for a cute baby photo is a baby.
And in those first few weeks, your baby is the tiniest they will ever be.
In their entire life.
When you think about it, that’s pretty amazing.
So it’s important to document those teeny tiny details.
Their toes, their pouty lips, their peeling skin, those wispy eyelashes and tiny little milk spots on their button nose.
All these details change so quickly, soon to be replaced by chubby cheeks and baby rolls.
Make sure you capture their precious smallness while you can.
5. Add Your Work Uniform
I know, this might sound a bit odd, but these are some of my favourite and cutest baby photos. Imagine your new baby having a photo incorporating Mum or Dad’s army uniform and medals.
Or perhaps you’re a police officer or paramedic. You should be so proud of your achievements and what better way to document such a special career than to include it in your child’s photos.
I’ve had many proud parents include their uniforms into photo shoots and these are so special for both parents, and their new baby.
After all, when your baby is an adult, this will be such a special keepsake for them and a reminder of the important career you had when they were born.
6. Add Your Baby’s Ultrasound Photo
Eeep! This is one of my favourite requests. I mean, one minute they’re in your tummy and the next minute, they’re out!
Okay, it’s not quite that quick but you get my meaning.
But imagine how cute it would be to have a photo of your brand new baby holding their own photo of themself in your tummy.
Especially when they’re all grown up.
It’s mind boggling.
And super cute!
7. Use Adorable Newborn Props in Your Photoshoot
Yep, cute newborn props are what we photographers spend gazillions of dollars on.
From tiny handcrafted beds to baskets made from vines.
We spend countless hours, and dollars, sourcing the cutest props to photograph babies in.
So whatever prop you can imagine to ‘cute up’ your baby’s photoshoot, a newborn photographer will have it in abundance.
8. Get in the Photo With Your Baby
This one is super important.
Because many new parents feel unphotogenic after their baby arrives.
And that’s being polite.
Some parents are so sleep deprived they feel like a cast member of ‘The Walking Dead’ who can’t manage to put their clothes on the right way out, least of all, get in front of the camera and look all smiling and cute with their baby.
But honestly, no matter how tired you are, or how much your boobs hurt, or whether you feel like death (not even warmed up), it’s so important to get in the photos with your baby.
After all, these photos aren’t just for you to look back on, are they?
The photos from your baby’s photoshoot will be theirs in years to come.
Your adult child will look back at these photos with love and see you, their parent, sleep deprived BUT full of love for their brand new baby.
Your grandchildren will one day have these photos.
These photos are your history. Your journey into parenthood. A documentation of your life.
So, it doesn’t matter if you feel like literal poop.
All that matters is that you’re there. With your baby. At that moment.
Because moments are fleeting and one day, those moments will be a passing memory.
And you won’t want to forget a moment of your baby’s first weeks.
9. Add the Fur Baby
Yes, that’s right.
Why not bring the fur baby along to your baby’s photoshoot?
Because the family pet is more than just a pet right?
For many couples it was the beloved labrador who made them parents in the first place.
Fur parents, but parents nonetheless.
So it’s only natural you’d want to include Hugo the hound or Dasher the dachshund in your baby’s photoshoot.
And we all know dogs are awesome and seriously cute.
The only thing cuter than babies is babies and dogs!
It’s important to talk to your photographer beforehand about your baby’s safety and your dog’s behaviour. Not all dogs are happy to be in the photo with your baby and safety always comes first.
9 Cute Idea for You Baby’s Newborn Photoshoot
So, there you have it. My absolute favourite ideas to make your baby’s first newborn photoshoot a cuteness overload.
And if you’re in the Sydney area and want a cute newborn photoshoot for your new baby, drop me a line here.
Because RIDICULOUSLY cute baby photos are my thing!
About Kristys Studio
Kristys Studio is located in Winston Hills, in Sydney’s western suburbs. Kristy is the Queen baby whisperer and an award-winning newborn photographer. So if you’re looking for an amazing, professional baby photographer to capture the cutest photos of your baby, get in touch.
Go on, book your adorable baby photoshoot today.