Newborn Photography Ideas: Creative & Unique

Newborn photography ideas: you always need them, whether you’re a beginner or a pro. There is no doubt about it: your images are the foundation of your successful newborn photography business. Your gallery speaks for itself. Therefore, it’s definitely the main reason why the client chooses exactly you.

But it’s the most complicated thing to create impressive newborn photos and bulk up beautiful newborn galleries. To create those magnificent photographs, you’ve got to do more than just click the button of your camera. You need to:

  • Be aware of how to calm a newborn.
  • Know how to safely pose a newborn.
  • Understand the lighting.
  • Plan your newborn session workflow.
  • Have knowledge of newborn wrapping techniques.
  • Own matching newborn photography props bundles.
  • Develop your style.

Each one of those elements can feel confusing or overwhelming. Especially, if you are a beginner newborn photographer. 

This article will solve your frustrations.

We share a few awesome newborn photography ideas that we love! Hopefully, these will bring you a little bit of inspiration for your next upcoming newborn photography session. Enjoy! 


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Adorable 4-piece coordinating newborn photography props set with our unique newborn poser ‘Create-a-Nest’™.

Newborn photography posing flow – adorable images using a beanbag

Usual part of a photo session is to pose a newborn baby on a bean bag. You can create many different newborn pictures by changing poses, backdrops for a bean bag, photography accessories. However, a photographer often runs out of creative and unique newborn photography ideas.

So, here’s an example of how to take a lot of unique newborn pictures with only minimal pose and photo props adjustments.

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Ideas on how to take 10 different images with just 1 pose and 3 newborn photography props

The example below gives you amazing photography ideas using our unique newborn poser ‘Create-a-Nest’™.

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Beautiful pictures of a newborn baby girl posed on a beanbag

What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.

– Karl Lagerfeld

Simple and beautiful newborn baby posing ideas for a beginner photographer

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Images courtesy of Kristina Mack from Tiny Posers and Jennifer Prisco from Jennifer Prisco Photography.

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