Of all the things you’ve shared with friends and family—a new home, an engagement, an adventurous vacation—there’s isn’t anything that quite compares to sharing the first pics or your little bundle of joy.
Guaranteed to rack up likes on your social feeds and have everyone oohing and aahing, your newborn baby photos require special attention and often a little help from a professional. Of course you’ll be snapping more than your share of cute pics with your iPhone, but when it comes to those frame worthy shots that you’ll print on birth announcements and share with almost everyone you know, you’re gonna want to put in a little extra TLC.
Photographers that specialize in newborn baby photography have their own secret sauce when it comes to capturing just the right moment in just the right light, so we highly recommend finding a pro to work with. That way you can also get a few shots of the whole family together for framing and family albums. Not to mention that they have a more artistic eye and can help you out with ideas for props and settings.
But whether or not you’re pulling it together yourself or with a professional, a good place to start is with inspiration for what you want to capture. There are literally a hundreds of cute things you can do but we have put together a few favourites that are creative and simply adorable.
Take a look at these New Born Photography Ideas for Birth Announcements:
The Little Teddy Bear
Found on Pinterest via rialeephotography.com
Teddy bears are cute on their own but with an adorbale baby in a knitted outfit from grandma they are even cuter!
Found on Pinterest, source unknown
Think outside the studio if you're a nature lover looking for a soft, down to earth vibe.
Found on Pinterest via Rachel Smith Photography
Books are perfect props for new baby photos but the knitted Dr.Seuss hat take this one to a new level of cuteness.
Baby's Best Friend
Found on Pinterest via blog.hannamac.com
The perfect shot with a pet is trickier to pull off but so worth it if you can capture the right moment.
Harry Potter Baby
Found on Pinterest via newborn-baby-care.us
Harry Potter fans will adore this sweet idea and even if you haven't read the books you can appreciate the charm.
Found on Pinterest via gretchenbarros.com
Dads will love this adorable theme and the football shows just how tiny those little hands are!
Found on Pinterest via ohsoposhphotography.com
Baby, basket, fuzzy blanket. That's really all you need to get a great shot of your little cuddle bug.
Found on Pinterest via amyjamesphotography.co.uk
Kitted hats are the perfect accent for a soft, simple photography style. The giant poms on this one make it extra adorable.
A Twin Thing
Found on Pinterest via chiphotographyofatlanta.com
A little sense of humour is always a good thing and this idea is guaranteed to bring a smile to everyone's face.
Found on Pinterest via southerncharmportraits.com
Someday you'll look back at a photo like this and think about how tiny they were that they actually fit into a pumpkin!
Made for Music
Found on Facebook via Leia Drew Photography
This guitar photo idea is perfect for music loving parents.
If you're looking for a creative and unique way to share your beautiful newborn baby photos with friends and family, take a look at these adorable photo birth announcements with seed paper shapes attached. There are a variety of designs and colors to choose from and you'll love that these birth announcements share a keepsake photo, birth details, your custom special message and a gift they can plant in celebration.