There is nothing like the few days after bringing your newborn home from the hospital. I've done it three times and the number of newborn photo poses is virtually endless. Whether you pose your little one at home on your own or take him in to a professional, you will treasure the photos you get in the first few days of your baby's life. One day, you'll share them with your child and he will love them just as much as you do. Here are some classic and adorable newborn photo poses.
1 In Mom's Hands
You'll have to get some help getting this newborn photo pose just right, but you will love the results.
2 With Mom and Dad
Find someone to take this photo of your little family and you will never regret it.
3 With Big Brother
Don't forget to snap some photos of your newborn with their older brothers and sisters.
4 Tiny Feet
Take some close ups of your baby's tiny feet, hands and ears. Cute, right?
5 With a Hat
I can not even begin to tell you how many photos I have of my boys in tiny little hats. So cute!
6 Use Some Props
Use some great props to make your newborn photos something really special.
7 Heart Hands
Make hearts with your hands around your baby's feet. Adorable!
8 In a Basket
Nestle your baby in a basket with a blanket for a sweet sleeping pose you'll love forever.
9 Adorable Outfit
There are so many newborn photo poses when the baby is naked, but you can certainly dress your baby if you prefer.
10 Mommy and Baby
There is nothing sweeter than this pose. I have numerous pictures of myself with my newborn just like this.
11 Simple Black and White Sleeping Poses
Don't underestimate the simplicity of a sleeping pose like this one.
12 Newborn Crown
I have all boys, but if I did have a girl, I would have posed this photo as soon as possible.
13 Matched Accessories
Here's another fun way to get a photo without taking all of your baby's clothes off. Love it!
14 Themed Photos
A theme like baseball (or anything else) makes for fun newborn photos.
15 Spell out the Name
Use blocks to spell out your little one's name. Cute!
16 Dad and Daughter
Don't forget to get lots of photos of your little one with Daddy.
17 Under a Blanket
A cozy baby makes for a great photo so pull out some blankets for your session.
18 Sibling Pose
Here's another perfect way to get your older kids in on the photo session.
19 Wide Awake
Granted your baby sleeps a lot at first, but make sure you snap lots of photos when he's awake too.
This is so cute with the feet forming the "V" and mom and dad's wedding rings on his tiny toes.
21 Birth Announcement
This adorable newborn photo doubles as a birth announcement.
22 Shadow Pose
An adorable shadow pose with your baby is something you'll love forever.
23 Add Some Color
Your newborn can't move away, so pose her on a fancy chair and don't be afraid to add some color to your photo too.
24 Family Pose
Get the whole family in the picture. Hire someone to take the photos so dad can be in the shot too.
25 Newborn Photo at Christmas
I have a Christmas baby and this is the perfect way to commemorate that time in your life.
26 Candid Shots
These are slightly posed, but hiring someone to get more candid shots is a wonderful way to remember the first few days and weeks with your baby.
27 Add Stuffed Animals
A stuffed animal or two is a great addition to any newborn photo.
28 Newborn Twins
I'm a twin, but that was before the trend of this style of photo. I bet my mom wishes she had one like this though!
29 Delivered by the Stork
This doesn't look entirely safe to me, but if the photographer can get it done without harm, it would be fun to have.
What's your most treasured newborn photo? I love the candids that remind me what the time was really like. I'll always treasure the posed ones to though. Do you have any other photo pose ideas to add?
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