What we love about these Top Ten newborn poses: They can all be accomplished safely in under a minute, without any spotting, composites, or Photoshop magic; They rely on classic portraiture techniques rather than props, conveying the essence of newborns in a relaxed, naturalistic, unforced way; And they will all stand the test of time, looking just as fresh twenty years from now. We're looking at you, giant teacups and monster-size bows! We urge you to try these simple, sweet poses in your own work; we'd love to see your results. And more more newborn, child, and family posing ideas be sure to check out our new book, The Design Aglow Posing Guide for Family Portrait Photography: 100 Modern Posing Ideas on pre-sale today (save 31%) before it ships out in just a few more days!
*Special thanks to our contributors for allowing us to use their wonderful images: (1) Jess Kamm Photography - Inspire Me Cards: Newborn Posing, (2) Michael Kormos Family Photography, (3) Toni Weber Photography, (4) Lena Hyde Photography - Inspire Me Cards: Newborn Posing, (5) Kate Leigh Photography - Inspire Me Cards: Newborn Posing, (6) Meg Sexton Photography, (7) Ingrid Hunsicker Photography, (8) Letter B Creative, (9) Michael Kormos Family Photography, (10) Jennifer Kohls Photography
When I was in college, I had a friend who was a professional photographer. The first time I went to her home, I walked in to find stunning photographs of her children on the walls.
There was a huge canvas in their living room and a creative photo display in the main hallway. I remember being so moved by the beauty of those images, thinking to myself, “I want to create images like this!” I bought myself a DSLR as a graduation present, learned photography from online courses and started my photography business about a year later.