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Choosing colours and styling for a newborn session.

I have lots of lovely props, accessories and fabrics in my studio stash, so, prior to a newborn session, I ask my clients to pick a couple of preferred accent colors to help narrow down our choices. I use a lot of white and cream in my sessions and incorporating accent colours, individualises each session, as well as making the images complementary for display later. I set up the studio and a few props before parents arrive so that the newborn photo session flows seamlessly.

Having a color scheme for your newborn photography session also helps the photos coordinate later when you put them together for a photo collage, album or announcement.

When choosing colors, I recommend:

  • Picking colors that match the colors in your home where you are planning on displaying your newborn photos. It’s really lovely when your wall art matches your decor.

  • Coordinating with the nursery, if this is where you will display your images.

  • Choosing colors that are already in your wardrobe. When you’ve just had a baby, you won’t want to go out shopping for the family. Usually, you can pull together coordinating, nice clothes for your photos from your existing wardrobe. These could then be used as complementary colours throughout your images. A note on what to wear for sessions - simple plain colours work best, patterns can be distracting and can clash with other items!

  • When in doubt, stick with neutrals or all-white. Every baby photographs beautifully in neutrals and white. This palette is timeless and it won't matter if you change your decor later!


For newborn girls:

  • blush, cream and white

  • peach, cream and white

  • pink, cream and white

  • lavender, cream and white

  • Lemon, cream and white

  • Sage, cream and white

  • All neutrals

For newborn boys:

  • Baby blue, cream and white

  • Grey, cream and white

  • Pale ice blue and gray

  • Sage, cream and white

  • Royal blue, cream and white

  • Khaki, cream and white

  • Tan, cream and white

  • All neutrals

Here are just a few of the color choices that my recent newborn photo session families have Chosen.

A gorgeous newborn boy session using neutrals, black and white images...

This little girls parents chose pink as their accent colour...

This handsome chap's parents, chose blue and neutral shades...

And for this gorgeous family, we used tan, black and white.

If you’re interested in scheduling a newborn photography session with me, please check my availability (Many clients book after their 20 week scan but I may still have some availability at late notice depending on how many clients I have in the month and their delivery dates), and send me a message! Let’s get you booked in! xxxx

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