I get asked all the time, “what should we wear to our newborn session?” Well, honestly the answer looks a little different for every family and their personality. I always recommend neutrals if you can’t think of where to start because they are always simple and easy compliments to any home decor and style. But I also understand that neutral may not be apart of your vocabulary or closet so what’s most important to me, is that you feel beautiful and comfortable. Let the rest of the family plan according to the thing that makes mamma feel freshest and most relaxed. If that means a colorful floral dress with easy breastfeeding access or a set of comfy white PJs, you do you! And if you absolutely have nothing you love in your closet I do have some women's clothing in various sizes that I can bring for you to try on.
I also recommend having a backup outfit on hand too! Usually a black tank or nursing bra so we can do some more intimate, skin to skin moments if you are so inclined. I find that precious skin on skin moments to be some of my absolute favorites but it’s always up to mom and what she is comfortable with. But having a back up of any type is always smart because accidents are always happening with babies :P
For baby, I like to start with baby in a plain solid onesie or just in a diaper. Diaper covers are also a favorite if the original pattern is not quite your style. Feel free to pull out your favorite outfit or two to change baby in to at the end too. We will also use a favorite swaddle or blanket for solo photos so if you have a favorite be sure to have that on hand too.
For dad or siblings, just keep things simple. I love those soft cotton solid color man tees or even an easy button-down. No need to get fancy but feel free to dress as you feel fits best with your home and especially with what mamma decides to wear.
I do ask that no-one wears anything with graphics or words on it and that all hats be left in the closet. Hats can help tame a sleepy bedhead but also block a lot of essential light for capturing these important moments.