Something I love about Coeur d’Alene newborn photography is getting to work with the most incredible families. I take a lot of pride in putting families at ease, because there can be a lot of stressors when getting ready for your newborn session! One of the things I find that I’m asked the most is “What should we wear?” I know all about planning your wardrobe, and I wanted to share some tips and insight on the best way to style any newborn session.
1. Stick To A Color Palette
For timeless images and cohesive styling, it’s definitely a good idea to stick to a color palette. Neutrals with a pop of pastel, warm tones with varied textures or soft blues with pops of cream are wonderful examples! Something to note is that you don’t have to be matchy-matchy. Having colors in the same family is perfect, and of course throwing pops of color or texture is great, too. You want your family to look polished, but not overly stylized. There’s beauty to balance!
Pro tip: Give yourself a few outfit changes throughout the session! You can play around with tones within a similar color palette like this family did.
2. Wear Something Comfortable
This may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s always worth repeating! The last thing you need to be worrying about is fidgeting with your dress to make sure it’s laying correctly, or having your children fussing with their outfits. My Pinterest is a wonderful source of inspiration for dresses and patterns. I always recommend that mom’s pick their outfits first before styling the rest of the family. You need to feel your best on this big day!
3. Avoid Trends
By this I mean: don’t put yourself in something that is really popular right now, but in six months will be obsolete. The most important thing to keep in mind is that these photos are going to be in your family forever! Keeping the looks classic and timeless is the way to go. Modern silhouettes with simple styles is a wonderful way to make sure you’re not going to be looking at these photos ten years from now and cringe.
If you have any other questions, comments or concerns please reach out! I’d love to chat and help you with anything you may need. Head over to my Instagram for announcements. Of course, if you’re looking for Coeur d’Alene newborn photography, I would be so happy to work with you and your family.