If you’re wondering why hire a Dallas newborn photographer when you can take a few newborn portraits yourself—think again.
Those few days after delivery are by far the most emotion-packed. There’s a huge change in the family dynamics, your body is recovering, and your baby is resting safely in your arms. You’ll surely want to celebrate this special time of your baby’s life—and yours—and go for a professional photo shoot. But what should you look forward to in a newborn photoshoot?
Before we dive in, please know we take newborn health very seriously. Please know that Stephany has been certified by Accredited Professional Newborn Photographers International (APNPI) in newborn safety and has worked with more than 200 babies—and counting. Stephany has taken classes on newborn safety and continually educates herself.
As you read through this article, you’ll be inspired by the latest trends that are simply a fresh look on something that’s timeless—parental love. You’ll see how a professional newborn photography session is not something to miss out on.
20 adorable newborn photography ideas to try
These are some of the newborn portrait trends for 2022—see which of these styles fit you and your bundle of joy, and Stephany will create a unique concept that you’ll absolutely love.
1. Newborn family portrait
It’s no surprise that the newborn family portrait is first on the list—it’s a classic! Stephany turns “classic” into “classy”, making sure every family picture—with your newborn, in this case—gives that refined look you want. Be it with your whole family or just you and your baby, you’ll get that stylish and sophisticated look that will dazzle everyone visiting your home.
2. Pose with Daddy and Me
Daddy–baby poses will never go out of fashion. It sends such a strong message that your tiny human is cared for and protected. If it’s a father–daughter portrait, then the theme and aesthetics can vary, depending on the desired style. The same goes for the father–son duo, in which they could wear matching outfits—like this handsome look.
3. Pose with Mommy and Me
Similarly, mother–daughter poses can go for a playful, whimsical look—anything from from princesses, goddesses, to heroines. You can aim for something empowering yet gentle—there’s really no limit to creativity. If you’re not sure which theme to go with, read this maternity gowns article to get some inspiration for your look.
4. Mommy is my Guardian Angel
Speaking of an empowering yet gentle look, there’s no better concept trending than the angel-themed shoot. Check out this article on maternity trends for 2022 to see how versatile the angel look can be, with wings coming in various shapes and sizes.
Plus, imagine hanging this portrait in your home—what an angelic atmosphere. Here are some of the behind the scenes for the ultimate maternity fine art experience.
5. Newborn photoshoot with siblings
Although newborn photo shoots with siblings are rarer these days, they're still trending. It's an absolute delight to capture that bond between siblings that's starting to develop. Older siblings are excited yet attentive to the needs of their new baby sibling.
6. Lifestyle-themed newborn photoshoot for girls
If you're out of ideas for your little one, thinking everything's been already done and covered time and time again—don't be so sure. Adapt something that's related to your lifestyle. Yes, there's nothing new under the sun, but there's always room for creativity to recreate a feeling or an idea that's been on your heart or mind.
Just look at how cute this spa idea is—your baby girl wrapped in a comfy bathrobe that keeps her cozy—in an all pink environment.
7. Hero-themed photoshoot ideas for boys
There's always a new spin or addition to the DC or Marvel universe, so why not play with some of those ideas. This adorable swaddled baby is probably the youngest Captain America—14 days old, at best. Juggle with superhero concepts. It'll make one great memory for your little one. Plus, you can always be consistent and use the theme again with some variation for the upcoming cake smash.
8. Swaddled newborn pose
The swaddled baby pose stays true to your „bundle of joy”—quite literally. As your baby grows up, you’ll want to remember the time when you could wrap him or her with a blanket so snugly.
Swaddling, or wrapping infants with a blanket snugly around their body, is an age-old practice that can be done safely. Read this article for safety guidelines when swaddling. As for us, we know the best practices when it comes to newborn safety, so you won’t have to worry during the photoshoot.
9. Baby between parents pose
The pose with the baby between parents is absolutely heart-warming. This trend speaks to the audience as a next-level kind of love—a mix of Valentine’s vibes centered on this bundle of joy.
10. Pose on Tummy
Nothing screams more “newborn” than the tummy pose. There’s so much variation with the tummy pose. Plus, the babies look absolutely adorable—and Stephany handles every baby with utmost care. Newborn sessions are usually done in the first 14 days after birth. To make sure every detail is in place, make sure you book a consultation as early as possible.
11. Holding baby against chest pose
This timeless pose will always be trending. There’s so much comfort, gentleness, and love that this pose expresses. It expresses love, dedication, motherhood—and the fact that you’re literally embracing it.
12. Newborn photography baby in hands pose
Your baby is in good hands—literally. This is a variation of the mother–infant pose, focusing on that bright smile, that excitement for life and your little one, who is gently asleep.
13. Parents looking down at a newborn pose
Similar to the baby-between-the-parents pose, this one zooms in on the baby. This is such a great photo as a keepsake. You’ll want to remember this moment forever.
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14. Lying on Back pose
The pose where the baby lies on its back is classic. It gives the point of view of parents who are leaning in, looking at their newborn lovingly. This shot gives that miniature aesthetic, so every detail has to be in place.
15. Just the girls
Our family photography studio is an oasis for mothers to relax and get pampered. Plus, here at our family photography studio in the Dallas Fort Worth area, we try our best to create a safe space to share your ideas for family pictures. If you’re bringing children along—let them have fun in the newborn studio and enjoy the moment.
16. Newborn twin pose ideas
Every concept or variation on twin poses is sublime. Either dress the twins in matching outfits, or to complement their look, the portrait expresses that twin bond and mutual care. Growing up, whenever twins bicker, show them this picture—how close and sweet they are and should be.
17. 5 generations pose ideas
If it’s not too difficult to arrange a family photo shoot with all five generations, by all means, plan for it. Our photography studio is located in Hickory Creek, Texas, and it has all the props and equipment it needs for a fine art experience. It’s because this pose is absolutely gorgeous, and a great keepsake to have for your family history.
18. With the furry friend
Since newborns sleep most of the day—especially during the first two weeks of life—it’ll be super easy to pose with pets and props. We can’t stress enough how careful we are with all the props, blankets, and equipment that will be used during the session. We make sure to examine all props one by one beforehand, and make sure they are clean and free of hazards.
19. With Santa
This is extra cute for all December newborns, since not many babies get to have a Santa-themed photoshoot—unless Christmas in July is your thing, which is perfectly fine. We pay extra attention to detail and make sure the shot is one of a kind.
20. Boasting birth stats
Boasting birth stats has been trending lately, with lots of creative ways to showcase your baby’s pounds, ounces, and centimeters. Make sure you include the time and date, and voilà! You have a great memento for years to come—especially if you order heirloom albums or keepsake portfolio boxes—or why not, hang it on the wall.
These 20 newborn portrait trends were eye-candy. Babies are just so adorable. Feeling inspired? Here’s all you need to know before a newborn photo session.
But if you’ve stumbled upon this post, and you’re still expecting, take a moment to read this ultimate guide to maternity photography to get some more inspo for your maternity portrait session.
One more thing—you know how we’ve mentioned the best fine art newborn photographer in Dallas? Customer testimonies and accolades are proof of that. Stephany is an award winning, internationally published fine art, newborn and maternity photographer, specializing in creating unique art for your family.
The areas she serves include but are not limited to Addison, Allen, Carrollton, Colleyville, Coppell, Dallas, Denton, Euless, Fairview, Farmers Branch, Flower Mound, Frisco, Garland, Grapevine, Hurst, Irving, Keller, Lewisville, McKinney, Plano, Richardson, Rockwall, Southlake and beyond.