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One of the most beloved moments in a mother’s life is the arrival of her little one. Photographing those precious moments is essential to keep those memories alive forever. This is where an Indianapolis newborn photographer comes into play. Hiring an expert photographer to handle your baby’s photo shoot will ensure you will have high-quality, lasting memories. Whether you’re looking for photo ideas for a DIY baby shoot or want to know what type of photos you’ll receive from a professional photographer, this blog post is for you. We will cover the top 5 photo ideas for newborns – the must have images you should get!
Simple Wrapped Photo Ideas for Newborns
First and foremost, documenting solo poses is an absolute must-have for your photo shoot. These images are shot straight down or at an angle around the baby. In my sessions, I like to do this on a newborn poser or Moses basket, and you can do it on any safe surface at home, like a large bed or in mom’s arms. A simple, neutral newborn wrap is lovely and timeless for baby pictures like these.
Detail Shots of the Baby
All those little details on babies make them unique, and you’ll want to remember them after the newborn sleep deprivation phase has come and gone. Take images of all the details of your little one’s fingers, toes, lips, hair, eyelashes, or ears. These types of digital images are great to take in the first two weeks of baby’s life.
Timeless Images of Parents with the Baby
The whole family together is a must-have image! We like to document the family portraits where everyone is smiling at the camera and those magical in-between moments. These family photos will perfectly represent your love and joy as a family unit. Some ideas for posing whole families together standing, sitting on a bed or bench, or mom and dad holding the baby in between them.
Beautiful Photos of Mom with Baby
Every experienced mom has tons of photos they’ve taken with their partner and kid, but sadly most moms have barely any good images of them with their babies. Every new mom deserves a beautiful, timeless portrait of them holding their baby. After all, they have spent 9 months growing the baby and just gave birth! As the days and weeks fly by, it’s essential to have something to look back on and cherish forever. If you are DIYing your newborn photos, don’t forget to hand the camera to Dad and have him take some great shots.
Black and White Photos
Black and white photos have been around since the very beginning of photography. The art of photographing the essence of a moment in black-and-white tones is effortless for experienced photographers. In most cases, black and white photos make the details of your baby stand out, especially their physical features, such as nose, ears, and eyelashes. When delivering an online gallery, I always send my clients the color and black-and-white versions to keep.
Photo Ideas for Newborns
As a new mother, you want to document every special moment. Hiring a photographer who understands your needs and desires when photographing these moments is imperative. With the above photo ideas for newborns, you will always have something to remind you of every incredible moment spent with your little one, even when they are all grown up.
If you’re looking for a photographer in central Indiana to document maternity photos through baby’s first year, I’d love to hear from you! Contact me here to discuss the details. Also subscribe to my newsletter to hear about upcoming seasonal mini sessions before anyone else and continue reading:
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Till next time,