I often forget that I am so immersed into newborn photography and know all about all the lingo that most of my clients don’t! Knowing what poses you are wanting for your newborn sessions is import to allow your photographer to create the best session that fits your preferences. With each pose your Seattle newborn photographer also captures other angles and details. Here is a quick run down on some newborn posing!
Please keep in mind that I am a professionally trained and experienced newborn photographer. Many of these poses are composites and if don’t incorrectly can harm baby. Ensuring that your baby is safe always takes priority over a photo. If you are looking into becoming a newborn photographer I strongly recommend that you don’t attempt most of these poses without professional guidance and training.
One of my favorites, and one of the most challenging newborn poses. This is one that is done as a composite and a hand is on baby at all times.
Can you guess why this is called timber pose? Its done after froggy we gently guide baby into a timber down onto the poser! For girls I also call it the tulip pose because their hands remind me of tulip petals!
This is also called the womb pose because it looks similar to positions babies take in the womb
Soft Taco Pose
A softer version of full taco! I prefer this one as it can also be done on older babies
This is a favorite to get baby all relaxed and tucked into bed! A sleepy cap or bonnet really tugs at the heart strings. Sometimes I’ll do this one in an actual bed as well.
Head in Hands
Baby is propped up perfectly to focus on his or her beautiful face and tiny details
Similar to head in hands but in a bucket. Who doesn’t love a baby in a bucket
A favorite pose of parents and one of the best for showing off those squishy baby rolls
I do several versions of this pose as I let baby lead the positioning. Many babies just naturally go into the hands behind the head, not only because they naturally cool chill babies, but it’s a sleep position they do at home.
Side Laying Pose
A great pose to add a pillow or a felted animal as it looks like they are all ready for sleepy newborn cuddles
One of my all time favorite! Babies just look like the most perfect little dolls!
Potato in a Bucket
Cute and snuggly all wrapped up in soft natural fibers
Babies cuddled in a little chair poser. Every baby sits in it differently but makes them look so grown up!
Relaxed in a bowl
Beautiful rich lighting with baby laid back in a bowl