top of page

What To Wear For A Newborn Session | Guildford | Woking | Surrey | Starspeckled Hearts Photography

Updated: Apr 30, 2020

mum and dad holding their sleeping newborn between them, lovingly gazing down at him, silhouetted black and white


So you've gone ahead and booked your Newborn session - great! If you're planning on having family portraits done as part of the session and are struggling a bit on choosing the "perfect outfit", this blog post is for you. While your newborn will be wrapped or dressed in my studio outfits for the majority of the session, the only thing you'll need to focus on is what you, and the rest of your family are going to wear. Keeping in mind there are no real rules for what to wear, but I wanted to offer a few suggestions to help guide you in the right direction. Below are a few ideas for you to consider when deciding what to wear for your Newborn Session;

Timeless and classic goes a long way Whilst choosing what to wear, try to ask yourself, "how will I feel about this outfit, looking back at this photo in 20 years time?" Distracting patterns, slogan T-shirts or large logos date very quickly. What's fashionable now, will undoubtedly look dated in 10-20 years time. This is why I always suggest wearing neutral colours. The first thing you want to notice in your images is the connection and love between your family, not the clothes you are wearing. Mum - Flattering, but comfy You've just given birth and you are still readjusting to your post-partum body. This may make you want to reach for your loose over-sized trousers and top - but instead try to choose something that flatters your beautiful shape. Another important thing to remember is that we may get a few close-ups of your hands and nails during the session whilst you are holding your little one, so be sure they are clean and tidy.

Dad - Smart, but casual For men I always suggest a casual white or black T-shirt with jeans. Skin to skin photos are stunning - these always end up being parent favourites and something I highly recommend if you're willing. Older siblings - Coordinating outfits Who doesn't love an opportunity for matching outfits! I've got childrens outfits available in sizes 3 years and under in my studio wardrobe, all of which are available for you to use throughout your session. A little tip is to avoid anything that will easily wrinkle

So that sums up my ideas and suggestions for what to wear for your Newborn Photoshoot. Have I piqued your interest? Please have a look through my newborn gallery and family gallery . If you have any questions at all or would like to book in with me, please do get in touch. I'd love to chat with you! Tags: Newborn Photographer Surrey, Baby Photographer Surrey, Newborn Photographer Guildford, Baby Photographer Guildford, Newborn Photographer Woking, Baby Photographer Woking


Are you looking to book a newborn session?

Newborn sessions are best booked for when baby is between 1 to 2 weeks old. This is because they are still all curled up, like how they were in the womb and are still very sleepy. That being said, I am more than happy to book in babies for newborn sessions up to 8 weeks of age.

As a mum myself, I can completely appreciate how it might be difficult to get the time to fit in a newborn photoshoot in those first few weeks, on top of everything else you've got going on! I wouldn't discourage you from considering a newborn session if you've missed that golden window to book. "Older" newborns can sometimes be just as easy to pose as a baby that's only a couple of days old - regardless of your newborns age, we can capture some beautiful images for you and your family to cherish for years to come.

If you're interested in booking your newborn session with me, I suggest getting in touch no later than after your 20 week scan. If your baby is already here, you're more than welcome to get in touch - I always leave a few spaces free every month for last minute bookings. If you have any other questions in regards to my newborn sessions, please click here to submit a message via my contact page or send me an email at and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.

About Starspeckled Hearts Photography

I am a specialist newborn, baby and toddler photographer based in Aldershot, Hampshire - servicing the greater Surrey and Hampshire area, including Farnborough, Farnham, Fleet, Camberley, Reading, Woking, Basingstoke and Bracknell.

I offer newborn photoshoots, milestone photoshoots, toddler portrait photoshoots, cake smash & splash photoshoots, maternity photoshoots along with seasonal mini shoots in my fully air-conditioned boutique photography studio in Aldershot, Hampshire. I've got a wide variety of unique props and beautiful, handmade outfits, of which you will have full access to during your session - each and every photoshoot is bespoke and tailored to your specific requirements.

If you would like to book a photoshoot with Starspeckled Hearts Photography, please get in touch via one of the links below. I would love to hear from you!

128 views0 comments


bottom of page