Newborn photography includes so many different posing techniques to includes in one photoshoot. Photographing just the newborn during a newborn session can be overwhelming if you are just starting out. When it comes to posing parents with newborns you might draw a blank, there are lots of easy poses you can do once you get used to it! You can pose the newborn with the parents together and separately and also have the baby wrapped and un wrapped. I will go through some different posing options and ways you can flow from one pose to the next. We are all still learning, I think during most newborn sessions I learn something new about how I could be doing something and thats how we strive to get better!
Posing newborns with parents during a newborn session
1 . Wrapped up and close to the face
This is a good pose to start with, the baby will be nice and cosy and warm. I love this pose, its easy to do and just beautiful! Wrap up the newborn and pose in the mum or dads arms so baby is to the side of their face. You can then pose the parent looking at baby or kissing baby.
You can then bring the other parent in and get some close up family photos, how beautiful are these!
To change the pose a bit you can lower the baby in the parents arms and get some really cute newborn photos of them as a family!
2. In daddies arms front pose
I love this pose for all the daddies during my newborn sessions. You can do this pose for the mums as well but it usually works better for the dads as their hands are bigger, making it easier to support the babies body and head in this position.
3. Close up of baby in Daddies arms
These newborn photos are beautiful and concentrate more on just the baby. As the dads hands are bigger they can hold the newborn in different poses as below.
4. Newborn posed on parents chest
You can pose the newborn on either the mum or dads chest with the babies head facing the camera. I love doing close ups with this pose with this crop, concentrating on all the love within the family! Baby may move slightly or try and move their hand. Try and make sure the babies hand is kept nice and cosy underneath their cheek.
Here is some some photos separately with mummy and daddy with this pose 🙂
5. Newborn posed on shoulder side pose
Posing the newborn over mummy or daddies shoulder with the parents facing side on is a lovely natural pose where you can also concentrate on the babies face more as well. You can do this separately and with both parents as seen below.
And heres a few extra different poses below, you can always try these as well 🙂
7. Parents and other siblings posed with newborn
Bringing older siblings to a family newborn session can sometimes be tricky. Depending on the age of the sibling its usually quite easy to get some beautiful natural photos of them all around the newborn. I find these photos are sometimes easier less posed as below.
8. Using props when posing the parents with newborn
Add some props into the mix! You may have just finished taking some photos of the newborn posed in a bucket, why not bring in the parents as well! This is a great idea as its quick and easy and you don’t have to change the set up at all.
9. Parents posed sitting down with baby
Natural photos sitting down like this is another option for posing the newborn with parents. Pose one of the parents first with the baby on their lap, then bring in the other parent. These are lovely natural photos, with the parents concentrating on looking at the baby and feeling relaxed.
10. Natural home session photos
When I have a home newborn session I liked to finish with some family photos with the newborn as well. I do have backgrounds I can use for home sessions for the family portraits but I also love these natural home surroundings! Find some natural light coming in from some windows or doors, the light coming in here should be perfect to create some beautiful family photos as below 🙂
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