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13 Amazing Newborn Photo Ideas

Looking for ideas for baby's first photo session? Recreate these creative and sentimental newborn shots.
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In the Palm of Your Hand

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Au Naturale

Forget about all the bells and whistles — sometimes, you don't need them. Something basic, plain and neutral works just as well, if not better!

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Mid Yawn

This sweet, candid shot is a beautiful reminder of baby's first (sleepy) weeks.

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Baby With a Keepsake

You know all those personalized gifts you're getting? They make meaningful props.

Photo: Dawn Sparks Photography
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Blanketed Baby

Who's snug as a bug in a rug? Uh, this baby is! (And looking adorable, to boot.)

Photo: Eric Kelly Photography
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The Sibling Shot

Don't forget to shoot baby with her big sister or brother. We love that, in this shot, baby's big sister is supporting her — and they're both wide-eyed for the camera!

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Baby in a Basket

We know you'd never let baby sleep in just any wicker basket, but admit it, baby does look pretty cute here!

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Dad and Baby

Have daddy pose with baby in his hands — isn't this shot powerful? Also, we're loving the gorgeous natural light in this photo!

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Tiny Hands

Get some close-ups of baby's cutest features. We're loving the focus on baby's teeny, tiny fingers here. It's so simple yet classic!

Photo: Nick Key Photography
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Add Accessories

If baby was born in winter, add some mittens, a hat and maybe even some fake snow to your shoot. For the spring? A pretty floral hair bow. Accessories help set the scene.

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Baby’s Feet

These little piggies are a sweet way to show off your newest addition!

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Eyecatching Hat

Baby's newborn photo shoot is the perfect opportunity to put him in a ridiculous-yet-adorable outfit.

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Mom and Baby

Don't forget to capture some pictures of _you _and baby, mama! Years (and even months!) from now, you'll be glad you had these sweet shots taken with your quickly changing baby!