Baby Photography Ideas

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As exhausting as the first days with baby can be, I highly recommend taking the time and effort (yes, it takes quite a bit) to take photos with and of your little one. Capturing the moments with your newborn is truly memorable and powerful. You’ll look back in the years to come and be glad that you did it.

Here are some simple photography ideas for your baby.

Baby Girl Photoshoot Inspiration

Baby in a Wreath

What You’ll Need:

  • A wreath
  • A blanket to lay baby on
  • Baby hair accessory
  • A solid colored blanket for the background

Kung Fu Baby

What You’ll Need:

  • A white headband
  • A white cloth belt (a bathrobe belt will do too)
  • A plastic bamboo plant
  • A white blanket for the background
  • A white top and bottom (or a neutral colored bottom) for baby

Beach Bum

What You’ll Need:

  • Baby bathing suit
  • Baby hat
  • Oversized sunglasses (can be an adult pair of sunglasses)
  • Blanket for baby to lay on
  • A beach poster for the background

Baby Boy Photoshoot Inspiration

Soar to the Sky

What You’ll Need:

  • A blue blanket
  • Cut out paper clouds
  • An air-filled balloon and string
  • An adorable outfit for baby

Little Boy Blue

What You’ll Need:

  • Adorable outfit for baby
  • Blanket as plain background
  • Baby’s favorite toy
  • A belly sticker that indicates baby’s age (optional)

Portrait of a Pumpkin

What You’ll Need:

  • A crocheted pumpkin hat for baby
  • Plain blanket as a background

I hope to provide you inspiration and ideas for your baby’s photo sessions. Enjoy and savor the moment!

If you’re looking for tips on photographing your active toddler, refer to this post.

Credits to my husband’s photography and to the creative director, my very own mother for staging the poses and the props.

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