Newborn Photography Pose Guide

For anyone who photographs newborns, getting the right pose can make the difference between good and great. Posing with newborns can be a challenge, but there are plenty of opportunities for getting a great shot that the family love. In this blog post we will take a look at several common poses for newborn photography, along with multiple examples of each.

If you photograph newborns you may want to bookmark or pin this post for future reference, as the example photos can be very helpful and a great source of inspiration for your own newborn sessions. The poses shown here are sure to be a great start to help you to get some wonderful photos that your clients will love.

Close Up:

Newborn Photography Posing Guide

by Molly Rogers

Newborn Photography Posing Guide

by Lannah Betnesky

In Basket:

On a Bean Bag or Prop:

Face Down in Parent’s Arms/Hands:

Face Up in Parent’s Arms/Hands:

Newborn Photography Posing Guide

by Katie Tegtmeyer

Newborn Photography Posing Guide

by Raphael Goetter

Foot in Parent’s Hand:

Newborn Photography Posing Guide

by Pawel Loj

Newborn Photography Posing Guide

by Pawel Loj

Holding Parent’s Finger/Hand:

Newborn Photography Posing Guide

by Anthony Kelly

Head in Hands:

Newborn Photography Posing Guide

by Molly Rogers

From Below Baby’s Feet:

Rings on Toes:

Newborn Photography Posing Guide

by Caitlin Scott

Parent Kissing Baby:

Newborn Photography Posing Guide

by Tanya Muller

Newborn Photography Posing Guide

by Tanya Muller

Lying Face Down:

Newborn Photography Posing Guide

by Photo Booth

Lying Face Up:

Wearing a Hat:

On Parent’s Chest:

Newborn Photography Posing Guide

by Pawel Loj