10 Tips for Photographing Newborn Babies

1. Use Natural Light

The best type is light coming through a window. You’re looking for soft light, so avoid direct light and flash because it can create harsh contrasts.

Use Natural Light | 10 Tips for Photographing Newborn Babies | Krome Photos

Source: Tim Roberts Photography

2. Get Down Low

Get down on the floor or bed where your baby is laying. This will help you get up close to your baby and capture unique angles.

Get Low | 10 Tips for Photographing New Born Babies | Krome Photos

3. Make the Baby Comfy

Take your time. Have blankets and pillows on hand. When the baby is relaxed you can capture some beautiful natural moments.

Make the Baby Comfy | 10 Tips for Photographing New Born Babies | Krome Photos

4. Use Different Outfits

Create a variety of photos using different outfits. Plus, if they are already dressed up for a special event, it is a great time to sneak in a few creative photos! In this photo, Krome customer, Ashley, dressed up her daughter in a bright tutu!

Dress Up | 10 Tips for Photographing New Born Babies | Krome Photos

5. Support the Baby with a Hand

You’ve seen this type of shot everywhere – and they are all retouched! Get someone to help support the baby’s and then your Krome pro can help you remove the hand later.
Pro Tip: Remember to support from behind and do not block key areas of the baby’s face, because it will be more difficult to create a realistic looking photo.

Support with a Hand | 10 Tips for Photographing New Born Babies | Krome Photos

Source: Fresh Art Photography

6. Zoom In

Get the details of their tiny feet, miniature fists, and every little curve!

Zoom In

Source: Unknown

7. Photograph During Nap Time

Capture a peaceful looking photo when they are sleeping. It will allow you to take your time and experiment with different angles and lighting. Here’s an example of a naptime photo submitted by Krome customer, Tracy.

Nap Time | 10 Tips for Photographing Newborn Babies

8. Play with Them

As an alternative to nap time photos, make funny faces and noises to bring out their funny faces! In this example, Krome customer, Amy, gave her son a little tickle and snapped a photo of him laughing.

Play with Them | 10 Tips for Photographing New Born Babies | Krome Photos

9. Try Different Angles

Remember the rule of thirds! Photos often look better when the subject is not dead center. Play with different angles and composition.

Play with Different Angles | 10 Tips for Photographing New Born Babies | Krome Photos

Source: Gina Cristine Photography

10. Fix Up the Details
Minor touch ups will make a huge difference to make your photo look amazing! Take a look at this example where a simple backdrop was improved through retouching. (Plus this photo also had a hand supporting the baby’s head in the original)

Small Touch Ups | 10 Tips for Photographing New Born Babies | Krome Photos

Source: Brandy Jaggers

And here is an example in which Krome customer, Natasha, had help from a Krome pro to clean up the background of her photo:

Small Touch Ups | 10 Tips for Photographing New Born Babies | Krome Photos

Order from the Web or Download the Krome App to get help from a Krome pro with your newborn baby photos!

Comments 2

  1. Pingback: Priceless Father-Son Photo Mishap - Krome Photos

Leave a Reply to Hire Professional Newborn Photographer Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *