What to Wear for Your In-Home Newborn Session | Wayland, Massachusetts Newborn Photographer

New mom in pale pink dress on rocker with newborn baby and white laborador on the floor at her feet. Wayland, Massachusetts newborn photographer in-home session. Lifestyle newborn photography in Greater Boston.

Bringing home a new baby is a whirlwind, and suddenly there’s so much more to think about. In the midst of all of that, choosing outfits for your newborn session is the least of your concerns. That’s why I always try to visit with families, like this one in Wayland, Massachusetts, in order to sort out the details before the baby arrives.

Mom and dad on the sofa with their 18-month and newborn daughters. Wayland, Massachusetts in-home newborn photography session. Lifestyle newborn photography.

As always, outfit planning begins with mom. You’ll want to choose something that’s comfortable, first and foremost. It’s also important to choose something that coordinates with your decor.

Mom with toddler daughter and newborn daughter in their nursery in Wayland, Massachusetts. Greater Boston newborn photographer. Natural light, lifestyle portraiture.

I worked with Caeli to understand her style, and we chose this long, pale pink maternity dress from my client closet. What’s a client closet?

It’s like a lending library of outfits! Right now, my client closet is filled with long dresses for mamas, and it will continue to grow as I work with more clients.

Dad holding big sister and newborn baby in a rocker in Wayland, Massachusetts. Newborn photographer in-home sessions.

From there, everything came together quickly. Her 18-month-old daughter had plenty of light colored rompers to choose from, and her husband had a few light colored shirts with a bit of pink in them.

Dad holding newborn baby girl in Wayland, Massachusetts. In-home family photography in Wayland, Sudbury, Concord, Weston, Wellesley and beyond.

Caeli also had a pale onesie and a pink striped swaddling blanket for the baby. Having a coordinating swaddling blanket is always a good idea to calm down squirmy newborns.

Newborn baby girl in her crib in Wayland, Massachusetts. How to choose outfits for your in-home newborn photographer session.

After seeing the palette, I decided to bring along this baby headband from the Sudbury, Massachusetts company Owen + Sage.

Wayland, Massachusetts in-home newborn session. Baby girl yawning while mom holds her. Lifestyle natural light photography.

While this seems like a lot to think about, we were able to pull together the outfits for this session in just 20 minutes during their pre-photo shoot planning session. So much easier than the days of emailing outfit photos back and forth!

Big sister holding newborn baby sister in a rocker in Wayland, Massachusetts. Wayland family photographer Joy LeDuc.
The whole family in the nursery in Wayland, Massachusetts during the in-home newborn session. Shot through the door. Wayland family photography using natural light, lifestyle photographer.

Do you have any questions about what to wear for your newborn session? Feel free to get in touch and we’ll put together a planning session customized to your home and your own style!

This Wayland, Massachusetts family chose a gallery wall to display their Boston newborn photographer photos. Delivery and installation are included with all wall art.