Newborn Photography Props

Newborn Photo Outfits: How to Add Variety to Your Gallery Easily

Do you ever feel like there is a lack of variety in your newborn photographs? Do you not dare to price your work enough because of the feeling your newborn photo gallery is tedious, bland and monotonous? Don’t feel like this anymore. In this article, we will give some great examples of beautiful pictures with newborns in photo outfits. You will be surprised what amazing images can be captured posing baby in just a couple of poses using newborn photo outfits to create a variety in your gallery.

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Especially beginner photographers often feel worried if they will be able to take enough photographs to bulk up the clients’ gallery. They feel insecure that cannot figure out how to pose a newborn in all those different poses.

Well, don’t worry about that anymore! Here come rompers and all cute newborn photo outfits to help you. Different outfits give some variety even if you pose newborns in the same poses.

Some of the newborn photographers are afraid that they cannot redress baby into the newborn outfits (rompers, pants, dress sets etc.) without getting them waked up. So we are sharing practical tips on how to use rompers, sleepers, dresses and other newborn photography outfits ensuring that your newborn photoshoot goes smoothly and you are capturing various images for your clients’ gallery.

Tips to Changing Newborn Photo Outfits Easy

  • White noise. Use any machine or even an app on your smartphone. It helps baby feel safe and calm.
  • Full tummy. The well-fed baby obviously will be happy and sleep more soundly.
  • Heat. Keep your newborn photo studio warm enough as newborns cannot control their body temperature. Lots of heat will keep baby sleepy.
  • Patience. Gentle, slow movements are key when changing things up.
  • Special clothing. Newborn photo rompers and other outfits meant specifically for newborn shoots, which are very easy to get onto and off of the baby.

In the first part of this article, we will cover the Supine Curl Pose (sometimes called Back Pose) only. It’s the pose when a baby is laying on her back.

It happens to be the most versatile newborn pose to get a variety of full-body pictures as well as close-ups. A baby can be in newborn photography outfit, wrapped or naked.

In the second part you’ll find impressive and easy ideas how to turn a single newborn photo outfit into a multitude of masterful setups.

PART ONE. Posing Ideas with Newborn Photo Outfits

When planning your newborn session it’s always a good idea to make a cheat sheet to refer to. When the baby doesn’t seem to cooperate and you will be losing your mind you’ll be so happy that took some time to write down or sketch, if you prefer, newborn session flow. Think what newborn photo outfits you will be using during the photoshoot and make sure they go well with the posing fabrics you are planning to use. If it’s difficult to decide you can always take a picture of rompers on different posing fabrics.

Newborn Boy Outfits for Pictures

Newborn photo outfits have a special design, therefore, are easy to get them on and off with minimal disturbance.

1.Some photographers start newborn photoshoot session baby naked and progress to clothing. If you prefer to start your newborn posing flow baby naked – pose her on the beanbag covered with a posing fabric. Take a couple of images from different angles. Then you can get onto the romper and the bonnet as seen in the example below.

The following image was taken without moving a baby. Take the bonnet off and photograph from a different side. You will get a completely different newborn picture!

TIP: Try different angles to maximize your gallery. The same newborn pose as in the first picture but different angle definitely will add variety.

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2.The other example shows how to get the variety with the same supine curl newborn pose. An absolutely different newborn picture can be taken by just changing a bonnet.

The baby is on his back in the beautiful newborn photo outfit. The chocolate brown gives an earthy richness that makes the photographs look astounding. Turmeric colour adds a special character to the image.

And now look for the magic! Hide the bib in the trousers, change the bonnet – in dark chocolate now – and… you have completely different newborn photo prop setup! Could it be any easier? And all this without moving a newborn baby!

Read more: Props for Newborn Photography: 7 Essential, Beginner-Friendly and Safe >>

3. Here is another one admirable idea on how to take two different images with minimal newborn disturbance – newborn baby lies in a hammock and is embraced by his parents.

This pose of a newborn baby lying in a hammock is easy to create. You won’t need to do a digital composition with Photoshop to merge a few images together and try to imitate that hammock is hanging in the air. Nevertheless, the picture is no less interesting and cute.

So, here is the exact steps you need to perform in order to achieve this newborn photography setup:

  1. Cover your newborn posing bean bag with a fabric backdrop.
  2. Place a wrap on it.
  3. Pose a newborn baby dressed in knitted romper on his back. The baby should lie in about the middle of the wrap.
  4. Lift up the wrap end next to the baby’s bottom and form a hammock.
  5. Correct the position of the hands and feet. Also, pay attention to the head position.
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TIP: You will need to gently tighten the wrap and fasten its ends to achieve this newborn pose.

Your assistant can help you with this setup. If you do not have an assistant, you can secure the ends of the wrap against the bean bag frame with clips. Another solution is to ask parents to hold the wrap. There is no need to be afraid to ask help from clients – such experience is often the first and very pleasant for them. Especially, the parents will participate in the next setup.

Now it’s time to prepare your newborn photography setup for the next shoot.

Gently pull the wrap out from under the baby. Show parents how to add hands to a newborn. Also, adjust the baby’s legs to make the newborn pose more compact.

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Pictures of newborn and parents are greatly appreciated. First, adding hands to a newborn makes it very easy to compare how small the baby is. This is a very important memory because children grow up very fast. And even sooner parents forget how small their baby was just after birth. Secondly, this newborn pose illustrates the symbolic meaning – the unconditional love and care of parents.

TIP: Use newborn photography props with contrasting textures to create this kind of setup. It will make the photo even more impressive.

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Newborn Girl Outfits for Photos

4.Supine Curl Pose is the most common pose used with our unique newborn posing pillow ‘Create-a-Nest’™.

In the most amazing newborn girl posing flow below newborn girl outfits for photos – the Ava Romper & Bonnet Set gives a richness to these images.

Feminine newborn girl outfits feature charmingly offbeat details. Get inspired by these newborn girl pictures and learn how many images you can take with just one pose and one setup by removing/adding accessories.

Newborn Girl Outfits for Photos

Pants made of stretch fabric in mulch combines a vintage-inspired top with ruffles. Bonnet features distressed hems and extra-long ties. This set is a newborn photographer’s dream. Show all its beauty in the zoom-out image!

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The Mini Bunny with the same undertone and coordinating bow – the set up is worthy of taking a picture from the close.

TIP: Hide the ties of the bonnet under the newborn back so that the picture does not have too much distraction. This trick will also help you bring some variety in your gallery using the same newborn girl outfits for photos.

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The coordinating newborn girl outfits for photos with their interesting textures complement each other perfectly and forge a cohesive connection.

Don’t you think it’s the image your clients may want to be framed and proudly exhibited at their home?

Read more: Newborn Poser ‘Create-a-Nest’™ – Must-Have Newborn Photography Prop >>

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5.To get the image vintage-inspired look the newborn boy is wearing Olivia romper. Made of soft knitted fabric with a hint of stretch, this romper has vintage-inspired detail like the patch with a wooden button on the boyish side. The romper is reversible and unbelievably chic girlish side is with a gleaming hand-beaded top ensures a polished finish to the newborn picture.

You can take off the romper with gentle movements so the baby will not awake and you have the amazing minimalistic image where our unique handmade Gideon Vessel works as an eye-catching prop.

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Read more: Newborn Photography Baskets: Unique Props for Jaw-Dropping Pictures >>

6.Changing angles of the same pose and several newborn photography accessories can greatly help when aiming to add some variety to the pictures.

Look at the amazing newborn posing flow below. A use-always knitted Coby Newborn Photo Outfit Set with a reversible romper, vintage-inspired bonnet and pretty hand beaded headband-tieback, suits modern, traditional and vintage photography because of its natural and casual properties.

The hand-beaded newborn tie back headband with pearls present elegance in a subtle and effective way. Take different images by zooming in and out.

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Read more: Newborn Poses for Photography: 6 Simple and Easy for Beginners >>

PART TWO. 1 Newborn Photo Outfit – 11 Different Setups

In all the pictures below, the newborn baby is dressed in the same photo outfit. This is just one of many examples that the newborn photography props we create are not only beautiful, unquestionably high quality, but also extremely versatile.

Setup No.1 An Illusion of a hammock

Create an illusion of a hammock.

We discussed how to implement this idea earlier in this article.

Setup No.2 Safe in Parents’ Hands

A heart-melting pose when a newborn is hugged by his parents’ hands.

I love to call this pose Safe in Patents’ Hands.

Setup No.3 Close-Up

When a baby is wearing a romper it is a great opportunity to take macro pictures as well.

Setup No.4 Laying in a Bed

Great idea to pose the newborn in a bed. Coordinate the mini posing pillow – and the perfect setup is created!

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Setup No.5 Side Pose in a Bed

Another great pose when a newborn is dressed in a romper is the Side Pose. To add some variety to your gallery laying the baby in a bed is an amazing idea.

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Setup No.6 Resting on Father’s Chest

Sometimes it’s hard to come up with something new when you need a photo of a newborn with a dad. Here’s a great idea: dress up the baby with a romper and lay him on his father’s chest. The father’s kiss gives this photo a special emotion.

It will definitely be a favourite of your clients!

Setup No.7 Awake Newborn Baby

The outfits are not only suitable for a photo session of a quiet sleeping newborn. Look at this wide-awake cutie with big beautiful eyes!

Setup No.8 Covered with a Blanket

The Chin On Hands Pose can be performed with a dressed newborn baby as well. The baby covered with a blanket looks especially cosy.

Setup No.9 Close-Up on our ‘Create-a-Nest’™

Gorgeous setup and admirable macro image of a baby dressed in a romper and posed on our posing pillow ‘Create-a-Nest’™. Mini Bear adds finishing touch to the photograph.

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Setup No.10 Posed on our Poser ‘Create-a-Nest’™

Here is another spectacular idea.

Pose the baby on our unique newborn poser ‘Create-a-Nest’™, dress in a romper and coordinate the cutest mini teddy.

Setup No.11 The Back Pose

And finally, the Back Pose. All those cute tiny buttons on the back of an outfit are sweet eye-catching details.

Final Words

Creating high-quality newborn photography gallery doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Take some time before the session to think about the photography prop setups (and newborn photo outfits, of course) and prepare them. When you feel confident the baby will be calmer and your newborn session will go like a breeze. And the result – you will have an amazing full of variety newborn photography gallery that your clients will adore. Happy clients are one of the keys to success in the newborn photography business.

Pictures courtesy of Kristina Mack from Tiny Posers.

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