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Sources {A} Courtney Leigh Photography {B} Melissa Jill {C} Cassidy Brooke {D} Shanna Michelle Photography {E} Hart to Hart Photography {F} Love Bud Photography

Sources {A} Hart to Hart Photography {B} Kelsy Nielson Photography {C} Christina Mcguire Photography {D} Blu Hippo Photography {E} Jean Smith Photography {F} Kristen Vincent Photography

We are just LOVING all of the beautiful photography inspiration on Pinterest. {Speaking of Pinterest,  you’re gonna want to pin this baby right now! Trust us! You will want to save these gems for future reference!}

Sources {A} Captured by Carrie {B} Jami West Photography {C} Alicia Gould Photography {D} Erica Kirby Photography {E} Chelsea Lee Photography

14. Parents Kissing Newborn Pose Ideas – Who doesn’t love kissing a a squishy newborn?! Be sure to take some precious pictures of the parents giving their baby sweet kisses!

Sources {A} BR Photography{Sorry some of these websites are no longer available} {B} Jean Smith Photography {C} Deidre Lynn Photography {D} Cassidy Brooke {E} Jean Smith Photography {F} Jean Smith Photography

Scrunchy little faces, sweet wrinkles, and rolls…is there anything more precious than a newborn babe?! We think not! That is why today we are featuring the perfect way to savor that precious “newborn stage” with all the best newborn photography tips. Whether you are a skilled photographer or someone who just likes snapping their own photos, we have come up with the perfect tips and ideas for capturing the perfect newborn photos. After seeing all the cute baby picture ideas you won’t want to wait to set up your newborn photo shoot!! Get ready for a serious overload of…

35. Newborn Photography Ideas At Home in the Nursery – Taking a newborn’s pictures in the nursery is such a great idea! Not only do you capture the sweetness of a newborn, but also the personality of the the family in their environment! The new addition will love to see these photos years from now. When you have your photos all complete, make sure you display one. This is one of our favorite newborn displays.

Sources {A} Eye Wander Photography {B} Kelsy Nielson Photography {C} Jean Smith Photography{Sorry this website is no longer available} {D} Anastasia Photography {E} Love Bud Photography {F} Jean Smith Photography {G} Christine Naomi Photography

Sources {A} Leah Naomi {B} Julie Parker Photography {C} Cassidy Brooke {D} Chelsea Lee Photography {E} Christie Hobson Photography {F} Christine Naomi Photography {G} Jami West Photography

Sources {A} Hailey Faria Photography {B} Kelsy Nielson Photography {C} Rae Portraits {D} Leah Naomi Photography {E} Kelsy Nielson Photography {F} Lizzy Jean Photography

Sources {A} Captured by Claudia {B & C} Southern Charm Portraits {D} Kimberly G Photography {E} Stock Photo {F} Stock Photo

39. Newborn Photography Ideas on the Rocking Chair – One of the great things about lifestyle newborn photography is you get the opportunity to document the family’s day-to-day activities with their newest addition! Don’t forget to document a parent rocking their newborn to sleep for a sweet memory! Here’s the  rocker that I have loved!

19. Parents Looking Down at Newborn Pose Ideas – Here is another great pose idea that incorporates the new parents! Capture the emotions and love of the newborn’s mom and dad, by having them look down at their new baby! If you have a little guy and you are doing some of the bare bum shots, be sure to have a PeePee TeePee on hand {wink!}

Sources {A} Stock Photo {B} Stock Photo {C} Stock Photo {D} Stock Photo {E} Deidre Lynn Photography {F} Stock Photo

Sources {A} Meghan Owens Photography {B} Anya Maria Photography {C} Kristen Vincent Photography {D} Laurie Sachs Photography{Sorry this website is no longer available} {E} Hart to Hart Photography {F} Stephanie Tanner Photography {G} Jean Smith Photography

Sources {A} Kelsy Nielson Photographer {B} Hart to Hart Photography {C} Heather Telford Photography {D} Laurie Sachs Photography {E} Heather Telford Photography {F} Christie Hobson Photography {G} Heather Telford Photography

So whether you’re looking for ideas for a newborn photo shoot OR just want to snap some pictures of your newborn babe, you’re sure to find lots of ideas below!

24. Chairs – Chairs can make a newborn photo prop! Bright, fun chairs are a great way to add a pop of color to your newborn pictures!

36. Newborn Photography Ideas At Home on the Bed – A great way to get pictures of a family with a newborn is by photographing them on the master bed! It is a very personal space and also helps to show just how tiny the baby is!

Sources {A} Kelsy Nielson Photography {B} Chelsea Lee Photography {C} Alma Moore Photography {D} Rebekah Westover Photography {E} Love Bud Photography {F} Megan Welker Photography

Sources {A} Cassidy Brooke {B} Rachel Wallace Photography {C} Heather Telford Photography {D} Jean Smith Photography {E} Shanna Michelle Photography

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13. Newborn Photography Pose Ideas Smiling at Camera – Capture the joy of the new parents by having them smile at the camera with their darling baby!

49. Camera Setting Tips for Newborn Photography – If you are still learning to use your camera and want to capture some beautiful newborn pictures, here are some great camera setting tricks from Little Sprout Photography!

22. Faux Fur Blankets – We love the idea of using faux fur in a newborn photo because it adds texture! Create a soft cushion for the baby by using this comfy material!

Sources {A} Christine Naomi Photography {B} Rachel Nicole Photography {C} Eye Wander Photography {D} Jean Smith Photography {Sorry this website is no longer available} {E} Chelsea Lee Photography {F} Zwart Fotografie

38. Newborn Photography Ideas At Home on the Couch – Another intimate place to get a great family picture with a newborn is on the couch! It is a great spot to get close and snuggle as a new family!

Sources {A} Hart to Hart Photography {B} Love Bud Photography {C} Cassidy Brooke {D} Love Bud Photography {E} Heather Telford Photography {F} Kristen Vincent Photography

If you liked this, don’t forget to check out our other popular, photography round-ups for even more inspiration…

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Sources {A} Rachael Nicole Photography {B} Eye Wander Photography {C} Jean Smith Photography{Sorry this website is no longer available} {D} Jean Smith Photography

5. Newborn Photography Pose Ideas Outdoors – If the weather permits, take your newborn photo shoot outside! Shooting photos outdoors can be a great way to add warmth and color to your pictures! This Newborn Hammock with your little one will have you all heart eyes!

30. Hats, Hats, and MORE HATS –  From a simple knitted hat to a fun character beanie, hats are a great way to spruce up your newborn photos! {And as an added bonus, they are a great way to keep a baby warm during their photo session!} I think the fox hat is one of my very favorites.

37. Newborn Photography Ideas At Home in the Crib – A beautiful way to tell a story through newborn photography is by taking pictures of a baby in their crib! It’s these moments that the statement “a picture is worth 1000 words” is true! Bonus points if you have a cute stuffed animal like this one. And if you haven’t got a crib yet, we love this one!

42. Monthly Baby Pictures on a Quilt – Anyone can take pictures each month on a darling baby quilt! These milestone blankets are some of my favorite. 

32. Newborn Photography Props for Fall – If your baby is born during the fall season, grab some fun props like pumpkins, acorns, and cute knit hats for a special newborn photo session! This pumpkin outfit is too cute for words!

29. Newspapers and Calendars – Create a unique newborn photo shoot by incorporating calendars and newspaper clippings from the day the baby was born! You can also grab one of these darling milestone blankets and this clock to mark the time is perfect!

47. Tips for Shooting Indoors – Here are some valuable newborn photography tips from Angie Warren for shooting indoors!

Sources {A} Rebekah Westover Photography {B} Shanna Michelle Photography {C} Kristen Vincent Photography {D} Kristen Vincent Photography {E} Jami West Photography

16. Lying Down with Newborn Pose Ideas – Create a serene and beautiful picture by lying down with your new bundle of joy! We are going CRAZY over these gorgeous examples above! White blankets always make a good backdrop – especially for a photo lying down.

Sources {A} Christine Naomi Photography {B} Courtney Leigh Photography {C} Jami West Photography {D} Jean Smith Photography{Sorry this website is no longer available} {E} Melissa Taylor Photography {F} Kelsy Nielson Photography

3. Newborn Photography Pose Ideas with Mommy – Is there anything as beautiful as the bond between a newborn and their mother?! We love these simple and beautiful newborn photography examples of babies with their adoring moms! Sigh! You might want to get a swaddle blanket – they make for some of the cutest images.

20. Newborn Lying on Back Pose Ideas – We love the simplicity of these photos of a newborn lying on it’s back! No props… just a sweet picture of a baby! This gray faux fur is perfect for photographing your baby on his/her back.

Sources {A} N Barrett Photography {B} Eline Visscher Photography{Sorry this website is no longer available} {C} Shanna Michelle Photography {D} Bailey Lane Photography {E} Anya Maria Photography {F} Heather Telford Photography {G} Hello Pinecone Photography

Sources {A} Chelsea Lee Photography {B} Cassidy Brooke {C} Heather Telford Photography {D} Jean Smith Photography{Sorry this website is no longer available}  {E} Anastasia Photography {F} Chelsea Lee Photography

21. Baskets and Crates – Baskets and crates are the PERFECT newborn photography prop because they are so versatile! Not only do they come in a wide variety of shapes and materials, but babies can also be placed in them in a number of different poses!

31. Stretch Wraps – Wraps are the perfect newborn photography prop because most babies like to be swaddled! Wrapping up a baby gives them a sense of comfort and security. Stretch wraps are also a great prop to include in your newborn photos because they can be used in a variety of different ways! Check out all the great examples above!

23. All White Props – You can re-create these gorgeous examples from above by using white props (blankets, chairs, or frames) in your newborn photos! By using all white props, you can capture the peacefulness of a newborn baby!

Sources {A} Heather Telford Photography {B} Anastasia Photography {C} Cassidy Brooke {D} Petersen Pictures{Sorry this website is no longer available} {E} Melissa Taylor Photography {F} Anastasia Photography

17. Newborn over Shoulder Pose Idea – Peek-a-boo! Place your newborn over your shoulder for a sweet newborn photography pose!

Sources {A} Melissa Devoe Photography {B} Megan Sugden Photography{Sorry this website is no longer available} {C} Rainbow Eleven {D} Stock Photo {E} Sugar Lens Photography {F} Stock Photo

Sources {A} By Rosenhoff {B} Corrina Walker Photography {C} Rebecca Keller Photography

25. Flowers – Highlight your sweet baby by placing beautiful flowers around them! Spring and summer are the perfect season for adding colorful flowers to your newborn photos.

7. Swaddled Newborn Pose Ideas – In general, newborns love to be swaddled! Wrap up your baby “snug as a bug” in a muslin blanket and snap some beautiful photos!

 **We did our very best to find and link to the original sources of each photo, but if you see a photo that is not linked correctly, please let us know so we can fix it.  We definitely want to give credit where credit is due.  We are so grateful for these wonderfully talented photographers who capture memories so beautifully!**

Sources {A} Love Bud Photography {B} Amber Photography {C} Jean Smith Photography{Sorry this website is no longer available} {D} Christine Naomi Photography {E} Kristen Vincent Photography

18. Newborn on Lap Pose Ideas – Show off your newborn by placing them in your lap during your newborn photo shoot! This simple pose leads to some beautiful pictures!

48. Essential Tricks for Setting Up a Newborn Photo Shoot – Turning up the temperature in the room is just one essential tip when it comes to newborn photography! Check out more awesome tricks to create the perfect newborn pictures from Kelli Nicole!

40. All About Baby Monthly Photos and Stats – Use this unique idea from Tonya at Tonya Teran photography to document your baby’s special milestones each month! These photos are seriously priceless!

12. Parents Blurred in Background Poses – Create some depth to your photos by placing the parents in the background of your pictures! We are in love with these unique ideas and examples above!

Sources {A} Julie Parker Photography {B} Jean Smith Photography{Sorry some of these websites are no longer available} {C} Michael Kormos {D} Three Strand Photography {E} Michael Kormos Photography {F} Love Bud Photography

43. Cute Monthly Baby Banners – Hang a cute banner to show the age of your baby each month! We especially LOVE these gorgeous designs from Je’adore!

Ideas Photo Photo Book Yearbook Wedding Engagement Bridal Shower Baby Baby Shower Home Decor Living Room Bedroom Dining Room Kitchen Bathroom Gifts Holiday Mother’s Day Father’s Day Halloween Christmas Graduation Shop

Sources {A} Cassidy Brooke {B} Laurie Sachs Photography{Sorry this website is no longer available} {C} Michael Kormos Photography {D} Heather Telford Photography {E} Gracie Blue Photography {F} Stephanie Tanner Photography {G} Love Bud Photography

Here are a few tips to help even the most novice of photographers capture some amazing pics of their newborn!

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6. Parents Kissing Newborn Photography Poses – Capture the love between the new parents in your pictures! We love these photos of couples kissing while holding their precious bundle of joy! If you like the crochet hats that have been seen around social media, you HAVE to see this one – it’s to die for!

51. Safety Tips for Posing Newborns – A crucial aspect of newborn photography is safely posing a baby! Be sure to do your research and follow tips for creating safe poses for your newborn.

Props are a fun way to add personality and color to your photos of a darling newborn baby.  Here are 14 props that are perfect for newborn photography sessions… 

33. Newborn Photography Props for Spring – Doing a newborn photo shoot during the spring? Be sure to include some fun props like bunny rabbit hats, carrots, and bird nests for creative newborn pictures!

Capture the growth of your newborn with creative monthly baby photos! Here is a little creative inspiration for capturing your baby’s monthly milestones!

Sources {A} Christine Naomi Photography {B} Hailey Faria Photography {C} Anastasia Photography {D} Eye Wander Photography {E} Courtney Leigh Photography {F} Kelsy Nielson Photography {G} Cassidy Brooke {H} BR Photography {Sorry this website is no longer available}

27. Stuffed Animals – Personalize your photos by including your baby’s favorite stuffed animal in your pictures! This elephant or this giraffe would be perfect for a photo shoot!

2. Newborn Photography Pose Ideas with Daddy – These sweet cuddling and kissing poses are a great way to capture the love between a dad and their sweet newborn!

10. Holding Newborn Against Chest Poses – Cuddle up with your newborn babe by holding them up against your chest. This sweet newborn photography pose is both serene and beautiful!

Sources {A} Lizzy Jean Photography {B} Love Bud Photography {C} Jean Smith Photography {D} Kelsy Nielson Photography {E} Love Bud Photography

41. Belly to 12 Months Baby Photos – We love these monthly baby photos from Simply Rosie! Capture the growth of your newborn baby from pregnancy to twelve months!

34. Newborn Photography Props for Christmas – If your baby is born during the Christmas season, grab some creative props like ornaments, Christmas lights, and cute knit hats for a special newborn photo session! This Christmas hat is begging for your baby {wink!}

It is always great to have ideas and suggestions for posing your baby! Knowing a couple of poses beforehand that you absolutely LOVE can really help you get just the picture you’re looking for.  Here are some of our favorite pose ideas for a newborn photography session…

Sources {A} Angelina Lopez Photography {B} Jean Smith Photography{Sorry this website is no longer available} {C} Christie Hobson Photography {D} Hailey Faria Photography {E} Chelsea Lee Photography {F} Hailey Faria Photography

Sources {A} Cassidy Brooke {B} Shanna Michelle Photography {C} Jennifer Boyle Photography {D} Michael Kormos Photography {E} Cassidy Brooke} {F} Stock Photo

15. Newborn Photography Baby in Hands Pose Ideas – Take some close-up shots of a newborn in their parent’s hands! Remember they are only this small for a short time, so be sure to capture their petite size! It’s this short time period that the parents of the newborn will want to remember forever.

44. All About Baby Monthly Photos using Props – Looking for a unique way to capture your baby each month? Take a look at these original photos from A Mommy in the City using creative and interesting props!

50. Newborn Photography: Anticipating the Shot – You only have a split second to capture that priceless expression, ESPECIALLY when it comes to newborn photography! But darn it, this website is no longer available 🙁

There is something so beautiful and special about capturing a new life, especially in their own environment! Instead of using props and planned backgrounds, try incorporating the baby’s family and surroundings for a unique lifestyle approach to newborn photography. Nothing is more precious than capturing the day-to-day moments in a baby’s life!

26. Patterned Blankets – We are IN LOVE with the idea of incorporating fun textures and patterns to your newborn photos! The best way to do that is with cute baby blankets, like these!  Be sure to choose blankets that are warm and soft!

8. Newborn Pose Ideas Between Parents – We LOVE the idea of including parents in a newborn photo shoot!  Check out the gorgeous examples above of couples snuggled up with their newest bundle of joy! These shots in this frame would be a great gift for any mom or dad.

Sources {A} {B} Dawn Matthes Photography {C} Summer Couture Photography {D} Shannon Wight Photography {E} Love Bud Photography

Sources {A} Love Bud Photography {B} Heather Telford Photography {C} Love Bud Photography {D} Chelsea Lee Photography {E} Kristin Vincent Photography

4. Newborn Photography Pose Ideas with Siblings – Be sure to include the baby’s siblings in some of your newborn photos! There are so many great pose ideas to capture the love between new brothers and sisters! We absolutely ADORE the precious sibling poses above!

And there you have it – over 50 newborn photography tips to get you inspired!

20 Newborn Photography Pose Ideas 14 Newborn Photography Prop Ideas 5 At-Home Lifestyle Newborn Photography Ideas 10 Monthly Baby Photo Ideas 10 Newborn Photography Tips and Tricks

Sources {A} Christine Naomi Photography {B} Jean Smith Photography {C} Cassidy Brooke {D} Jean Smith Photography {E} Shanna Michelle Photography

Sources {A} BR Photography{Sorry this website is no longer available} {B} Jamie Jones Photography {C} Deidre Lynn Photography {D} Sami Jo Photography

11. Newborn Propped on Elbows Poses – Aren’t these newborns babies propped up on their elbows just precious?! Check out some of our newborn photography safety tips and tricks below on how to re-create this adorable pose!

Sources {A} Jean Smith Photography{Sorry this website is no longer available} {B} Captured By Claudia {C} Captured By Carrie {D} Christine Naomi Photography {E} Christine Naomi Photography {F} Laura Elyse Photography {G} Hart to Hart Photography {H} Captured by Claudia

46. How to Smooth Backgrounds in Photoshop – Check out this awesome Youtube tutorial on how to smooth backgrounds in photoshop! This is a super useful newborn photoshop trick, especially if you are placing a newborn on a blanket during your photo shoot!

1. Newborn Photography Pose Ideas with Family – There is nothing as sweet as a new family member! Snuggle up together as a family and snap a few precious pictures with your newest addition! If you’ve got a baby girl, make sure you’ve snagged some of these cute baby bows!

We also have Maternity Picture tips and tricks! You will love them!

Sources {A} Kelsy Nielson Photography {B} Jean Smith Photography {C}Hart to Hart Photography {D} Tia Stout Photography {E} Cassidy Brooke

Sources {A} Kristen Vincent Photography {B} Cassidy Brooke {C} Zwart Fotographie{Sorry this website is no longer available} {D} Chelsea Lee Photography {E} Chelsea Lee Photography

9. Newborn Poses on Tummy – Aren’t these photo examples of a newborn lying on their tummy SO cute?! Simply lay out a blanket and gently place a baby on their stomach for a sweet picture! These fuzzy fur mats will make a perfect prop for a tummy pose.

45. Monthly Baby Photos in a Basket – Watch your baby grow by taking pictures each month in the same basket! You’ll love the end result!! This basket would be a really cute one to use, just throw in a comfy blanket.

Sources {A} Matt and Julie Weddings {B} Lizzy Jean Photography {C} Christie Hobson Photography {D} Angelina Lopez Photography {E} Chelsea Lee Photography {F} Captured by Claudia

Sources {A} Chelsea Lee Photography {B} Jean Smith Photography}{Sorry this website is no longer available} {C} Christine Naomi Photography} {D} Chelsea Lee Photography {E} Leah Naomi {F} Kelsy Nielson Photography {G} Sami Jo Photography {H} Jean Smith Photography

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28. Wedding Bands – Sometimes keeping it simple when it comes to props is the best way to go! Using the parents wedding bands in a newborn photo shoot is a great way to create a simple and memorable photo!

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