As a newborn photographer, I have lots of babies come to my studio to have their portraits taken. This guide shows some of the newborn poses that I work with in the studio during Elite Newborn sessions. Every baby is different, and I love creating special, unique artwork for each client.
Not every baby will be comfortable in every pose. A baby should never be forced into a position that makes them uncomfortable. As with everything at Kashele Photography, safety is the highest priority. We always fully support baby at all times. Some poses are done as composites (digitally combining multiple images) so that hands can be on or near the baby when a spotter is needed. That being said, here are some of the poses used in my Elite Newborn sessions.
There are several different swaddled or “wrapped” variations. The Elite Newborn session allows us time for wrapped poses like in the Petite Wrapped Session, as well as poses with baby’s immediate family, and unwrapped posing of your newborn.
There is something so sweet about those first precious portraits of baby with big sister or brother! They always seem to be some of Mom’s favorites!
I always love being able to capture that first family portrait with your new family member!
I know you may not feel like getting in front of the camera yourself, but I promise these early portraits of you with your new baby will be some of your child’s most cherished pictures as they grow older! I love documenting this special time and these beautiful relationships!
This pose obviously gets its name from the way baby’s bum sticks up in the air. (So cute!) I love how snuggly it looks in a little footed romper and that you can see all the facial details as well as little fingers. It also looks super cute with the little back rolls and the way and the toes peek out in the back in other outfits. This pose is definitely one of my favorites!
The Huck Finn pose is characterized by the baby being placed on their back with their little legs up on top of their body. This pose is an excellent way of showing off how tiny they are at this precious newborn stage!
Most babies LOVE this pose! The classic version of this pose has the hands placed together under the bottom cheek, but I often do a variation with one hand on each cheek because I love how squishy it makes the cheeks look!
I have an assortment of props available to use for your session. Props are a great way to bring variety into your gallery.
The hammock pose creates the illusion that the baby is lounging in a little hammock. (Without the baby ever leaving contact with the ground). This pose also works great for babies who are a little less curly and flexible.
Newborn Poses Summary
There you have it! Those are the newborn poses I use during my Elite Newborn sessions! If you have a particular favorite, make sure you let me know when we are planning your session! Learn more about Newborn Sessions or feel free to reach out so we can start designing the perfect session for your little one!