Newborn Session: What Should Mom Wear?
What Should I Wear To My Newborn Session
Your body after having a baby is such a foreign thing. Even if you wait to do pictures until a month or more after your baby is born, chances are your body will still be feeling at least a little different to you. I’m talking about achey boobs, pain sitting, and just feeling overall a tiny bit more like a zombie than a human. If you are breastfeeding, you might have the feeling that your body is just serving your baby. Some women are lucky and bounce back fast. Many are exhausted, uncomfortable and self-conscience. So- my number one rule for how to dress for your newborn session: DRESS COMFORTABLY!
I photograph newborn sessions in your home or in a homey setting in studio- so I suggest wearing anything from a robe, to a soft t shirt with a cardigan and leggings, to a loose and comfy dress. You do not need to pull on jeans and a blouse. Be that soft landing place your baby loves. As far as color and pattern go, neutrals, muted colors, prints and patterns are just fine! The only things I would stay away from are overpowering colors or prints (think bright red or stark prints that would detract from you and your family). I wrote about how to dress your newborn in the first post of this series and spoke more on the specific reasons that newborn photos work well with softer colors. If you are nursing, wear something that you can feed your baby in easily so that you don’t have to strip down in the middle of your session OR wear something that you can feed your baby in that you still feel comfortable being photographed in. Last tip- maternity clothing is usually super flattering, comfy, and often nursing friendly. There are so many brands that make before/during/after pieces these days. Definitely worth thinking about!