Must Snap Newborn Photos

Must Snap Newborn Photos

They say newborn photos ought to be taken within the first 2 weeks of baby’s life. That way, you can still capture the newness, but be a bit settled at home. Granted, birth photos are a pretty fabulous option too. Whatever you choose, just make sure you schedule in a newborn photo session before baby starts growing too fast. And they DO grow fast! So whether you take them or a professional photographer, rest assured that setting the stage, grabbing a few props and zooming in on those tiny toes will produce photos you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

Here’s a few of my favorites that I’ll consider recreating with my next bundle …

bunting baby    Bunting in the background that can double as nursery decor – smart thinking! Source here.

sibling newborn pic
Photo credit: Natcaton Photography

Nothing is sweeter than a loving sibling shot.

backgroundSometimes what is in the background is just as precious as the focus.


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My favorite photos always seem to be black and whites and you can’t beat a darling profile close up.

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Adore this mama’s custom chalkboard backdrop!

date and time baby
Photo credit: Happy Learning Education Ideas

Capture baby’s stats in one of their photos!

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Don’t forget all the cute bits and pieces of baby – hands, toes, ears, nose, belly button …

What milestones do you usually photograph with your kids? Maternity? Birth? Newborn? 6 months? One year? It’s a lot to fit in, so I’m curious about what you do yourself and whether or not you hire a professional photographer!

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Gretchen hails from the beautiful Pacific Northwest along with her husband and two young children. Before transitioning to life as a stay at home mom, Gretchen worked in sales and marketing while earning her Masters in Management and Organizational Leadership. Now her days are focused on managing meal plans and nap times while organizing her sewing stash and children's toy bins. My oh my, how life changes in the blink of an eye! Gretchen writes frequently about natural parenting, becoming more environmentally conscience, her affinity for thrifted treasures, and hopes of making it out of yoga pants each day on her blog That Mama Gretchen (

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I so love the baby stat picture. What a cool idea !