Newborn photography is a style that focuses on photographing infants not older than 14 days old. Specifically, the best age a newborn photoshoot can occur is in the first 6-12 days of life—this might sound shocking to some parents, but these first days matter the most.
A newborn photography session is safe for babies. It is ideal for capturing those moments when your baby is asleep and comfortable, plus tiny and super cute.
There are many natural poses that are safe and look adorable. All these poses get rendered as timeless and professional photos that become family memorabilia. With this in mind, Stephany works on the best concept, theme, and props for your little one.
Stephany is certified in newborn safety by Accredited Professional Newborn Photographers International (APNPI). She has also attended many classes that deal with newborn safety and is part of several associations for professional photographers. So, you can leave your baby in Stephany's caring hands.
16 Movie-inspired newborn photoshoot ideas
This article will give you 16 ideas for your newborn photoshoot centered around feature films and cartoons. These will inspire you to find the perfect one for your little baby:
1. Star Wars theme
“A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away,” a galactic baby was born in a fantastic world. A world of rebel spaceships, lightsabers, Ewoks (those tiny, fluffy, little animals that live on planet Endor), and other fluffy yet powerful creatures.
Ready to conquer the enemies and settle the peace that has been disturbed ages ago, your baby is the hero of this galaxy, born to be the 'savior of the stars,' ready to shine his way through babyhood.This photo shoot will be not only memorable but also a fun and exciting experience. Speaking of which, get transported and meet little Ezra, the little Star Wars baby featured in this interview.
In a world of dangers and evil forces, a hope for humanity is born to grow and change the world and to fight for justice and truth.
Your little baby is the little rescuer the world needs. This photo emphasizes the idea that your bundle of joy is the hero who brings happiness and laughter into your life.
By swaddling, your baby will sleep calmly. What’s swaddling? It’s when you keep your baby wrapped tightly in a blanket or wrap that allows two fingers to fit between the baby and the blanket under their chin.
3. Captain America
The first avenger has been born, ready to save America and you from your monotonous routine. Prepare yourself for sleepless nights, cuteness overload, noise pollution, and ultimately, the best time of your life! This theme is perfect for capturing a moment memorable in history – the birth of your little hero.
Bonus: Captain America’s Stealth Suit:
Captain America's stealth suit is his favorite suit; we want your baby to wear his best outfit when we portray this moment—we want his lucky suit to be part of this fun day.
"Baby Batman" was born to conquer the night and to help humanity. If you like this theme, we absolutely recommend you choose it because you will not regret it!
You’ll get the best pictures out of this theme that contrasts light and darkness. The moral of Batman is one of courage and integrity, of noblesse oblige. Batman exposes what’s in the shadows and brings light to the disenfranchised and needy, to those less powerful or fortunate.
You don't need to prepare your newborn for a professional photoshoot; you only have to decide on the perfect theme that suits your baby, and Stephany will take care of the rest. That's it!
With amazing spider-like abilities, a young spider man is born to fight the crimes of this world, but soon he'll know that “with great power comes great responsibility,” and that the faith of humanity depends on special people like him.
This photo concept conveys and highlights the happiness and relief that comes with the birth of this special baby in this world.
6. Winnie the Pooh
In the world of plushies, honey, and flowers, your baby is born, ready to fill your house with sweetness, laughter, and joy.
This photoshoot highlights the truth that a child brought into the world brings happiness. In this take, your little one is surrounded by the most relevant childhood items—friends, toys, and sweets.
7. Lion King
'Lion king' is a movie about family, courage, love, and kindness, the values everybody wants their baby to grow into. With this themed photoshoot, we want to show and underline this idea of a loving community. Here’s your baby in a setting with friends, family, love, and cheer.
Note: Stephany is an expert in photo editing. Don’t take our word for it, but take a look at the two Lion King photos, a before (picture above) and after (picture below) comparison:
That’s because the services Stephany provides are high-end. Every pose is picture perfect—pun intended—so you get premium quality products. These include fine prints and digital artwork, among other products, such as heirloom albums, keepsake portfolio boxes, modern acrylic art pieces, museum-quality handmade canvases, framed wall art, wood art pieces, and wall collections.
8. Harry Potter
Harry Potter – the special baby who lived a courageous life. He soon discovered he had the magic of the world in his hands and whipped his wand for the good of society. If you’re a Potterhead or think your baby can relate to this intelligent and brave boy who used his magic to protect the near and dear against evil, choose this theme for your newborn session.
The Harry Potter universe is far and wide – your baby will have a unique take in the newborn photoshoot. For example, there are a lot of props that can be used for your newborn photography session. Choosing something that embraces the baby's features and personality is essential to an authentic and memorable moment.
Stephany will cover all the details and props depending on your chosen theme. Make sure to discuss whether there’s a particular item that’s special to you and want to incorporate in the photo shoot. Out of ideas? Check out these 40 prop ideas for newborn photography.
9. ‘Lightning McQueen’ photoshoot
This photoshoot depicts a world of cars, adrenaline, and fast motions but also a world of friendship, courage, acceptance, and fearlessness. This shot of your little one sitting safely with the winning flag is adorable. Him sleeping peacefully after winning the race of cuteness and courage emphasizes the idea that “The racing is the reward. Not the stuff you get,” just as Lightning McQueen once said.
10. Sesame Street
'Sesame street' is the perfect theme if you want an animated, fun, and memorable photoshoot. Your bundle of joy will sleep peacefully in a setting with the most loved puppets and plushies of all time. And precisely as Miss Piggy said, "Life is meant to be fun, joyous, and fulfilling.” So, this theme is a statement for conviviality and joyous living for you and your offspring.
11. Disney-inspired photoshoot
Once upon a time, when princesses and princes lived in a world of magic and fairies, a new princess was born in the most beautiful castle in the kingdom. Small, pointy nose, caramel skin, and beautiful silky black hair – she was the fairest of them all. Ready to grow and soar in the magic of the Disney world, where she rules surrounded by dresses, pompons, and sparkles.
12. Sleeping Princess
In the fantasy world of unicorns, princesses, and fairytale outcomes, your baby girl is sleeping on a golden chaise in a peaceful magic garden. A portrait worthy of remembrance.
Through this photoshoot, your baby girl is in a fantasy world where this kingdom is her playground, and she is the Sleeping Beauty who will grow into the kindest princess of them all.
Cinderella is the girl whose life was changed by the right shoe—just kidding. This photo shows how resilience and integrity lift you to honor and significance.
We wanted to mortalize a moment of vulnerability yet serenity. Exactly as Cinderella says, "A dream is a wish your heart makes when you're fast asleep." A dreamer, courageous and kind little human is captured in this moment of calm.
14. Baby Yoda from “The Mandalorian”
"The cuteness is strong with this one." In a galaxy far, far away, your little magic baby is born—so tiny yet so loved. This adorable baby is ready to enlighten the world of the stars with his wisdom and save the galaxy.
With this photoshoot, we will capture your baby swaddled as this beloved character, while sitting there being all cute and muffled. Known as Baby Yoda, Grogu is the secondary character, right behind the protagonist in importance in Disney+ Star Wars “The Mandalorian.”
15. Jurassic Park
A long time ago, when dinosaurs lived in harmony with nature, a tiny baby was born into the Jurassic world. Not a single dinosaur knew how he got there, but they decided to take care of the little one.
If you’re a fan of sci-fi action movies like Jurassic World, the Lost World, or even Indiana Jones and Tarzan, opt for this action-packed concept for your baby.
16. Toy Story
In the world of living toys and fantasy, your baby is ready to “fly to infinity and beyond” into the world of babyhood. Like any caring older brother, Buzz will be there to scold him by saying, "That wasn't flying, that was falling with style."
Laughter, games, and funny comments from older siblings will portray this memorable moment of your baby being welcomed into this world.
Hopefully, these ideas will help you choose the best theme for your baby. Every theme and concept ensures your little one feels cozy, happy, and peaceful, all while capturing Kodak moments.
If going through these movie-inspired newborn ideas answers your question about whether to book a newborn photography session, make sure you don’t delay it. Go for a professional photoshoot, where we make yours and your little one’s special day unforgettable.
Reach out and schedule a session at least one or two months before your due date to ensure availability since the time frame is pretty tight.
All these to mark this incredible milestone—the first two weeks of life—so that you’ll never forget your little one as tiny and adorable as this.
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