Preparing For Your Newborn Session: Part 1

Welcome to my guide on preparing for your newborn session

How to Prepare?

How do you prepare for your newborn photography session? I’ve compiled a list of preparation tips to make life easy. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at [email protected] and I can help you with the answers you’re looking for.

What to Bring?

If it’s a newborn “at home” session, you don’t need anything, I’ll bring everything we can possibly need. However, I suggest that you take a look at the list below and have these items readily available in case we need them during your session. For a session in my Glasgow newborn studio, please follow the checklist below.

I like to keep sessions simple and focus on the natural beauty of your newborn baby. I offer a minimalistic approach to using props. It’s all about your baby and not the props. If it’s an “in home” session I’m limited to a number of props I can bring. I’ll pick the very best and only bring a couple of baskets or bowls. I’ll bring any blankets, furs, backdrops and headbands to be used. However, if there is something special you want to include in your photos I will be more than happy to include it in the session.

Because your newborn baby cannot regulate his/her own body temperature yet, I keep the studio warm, in the mid 80’s and I suggest you wear layers so you can peel off during the session and it gets rather warm. Bring a dummy if your baby uses one, it can help save a session if your baby needs to settle down. Bring a few fresh bottles if you are expressing or using formula and some extra nappies and you are ready to go.

What to Wear On Baby?

As you’ll already know newborn babies can be quite fussy when it comes to outfit changes. I ask you dress your baby in a baby grow that pops open down the front. No vest or anything I need to pull over the head, this way I can easily slip baby out of his clothing and start the session smoothly.  If you’re traveling to the studio, swaddle baby up in some blankets so she’s nice and snug.   As you’ll see from the images on my website that mostly all newborn photography is made whilst baby is undressed, apart from when I swaddle baby up snug.

Hopefully, you want to have some images taken with your little one and I suggest bringing extra clothing, just in case baby has an accident. For clothing, I suggest wearing neutral colours such as creams, light greys and pale pinks

If you need more guidance on your wardrobe, please contact me, I’m more than happy to help. Thanks for reading and I’m looking forward to meeting you. To book your session click the Book Now button below.


Dawn x