How to prepare for your Whitby Newborn Photography session

Newborn photography is so important. It captures that amazing time that really does go so fast. Now that you’ve booked your Whitby newborn photography session, what do you need to do to prepare? Here are some tips for making the most of your photography session.

Figure out your wardrobe.

With the help of your photographer, you’ll be able to find the perfect wardrobe to showcase you and your new baby. Lifestyle newborn photography sessions focus heavily on the special bond between you and your little one, so expect to be in many pictures! Neutral colours always photography beautifully and have a timeless look. It can be as simple as jeans and a neutral sweater, or you can go all out with a beautiful dress (You can see the dresses available for all my sessions here, or you can always rent a spectacular gown through Sugarbump Gown rentals.) As for baby, a simple onesie is often perfect, or even just a diaper. Some photographers will wrap your baby up nice and cosy, so that’s one less thing to worry about!

Gather your supplies for your Whitby newborn photography session

Guess what – you don’t need much! At the newborn stage there really isn’t much that your baby really needs. Diapers, wipes, a change of clothes. Bottles/formula if you’re formula feeding. No matter what you are planning on wearing to your session, I would definitely suggest bringing it with you and changing there. If you plan on wearing a dress provided by your photographer, even better! Babies tend to have a knack for spitting up or having a blow-out at the least handy times so it’s best to be prepared!

Consider having your hair and make-up done

This is one thing you don’t have to worry about, and you can guarantee you’ll feel gorgeous for your photographs. I work with many different hair and make-up artists, many of whom will come to the studio. There’s no better feeling than being pampered before your photography session.

Interested in learning more?

What to wear to your motherhood session

What to expect from a lifestyle newborn session

If you’d like to chat about planning your perfect newborn photography session reach out!

Mother holding her newborn baby in empty bathtub during a newborn photography session in whitby


This is your story. Let me help you tell it. I’m Kristin, and I’m so happy you’re here. I’m a Durham region photographer specializing in motherhood, maternity, and newborn photography. Let’s chase sunsets together and create some amazing memories. You’re a dreamer and a romantic. You want someone to fully see you and your family and to capture the beauty in the big moments and the small details. Your favourite photographs are the ones that capture a feeling, not the perfectly posed photos. You crave something a little bit different from the everyday – something bolder, more artistic, and even a little cinematic. I see you. Motherhood isn’t always perfect moments. Motherhood is messy. Motherhood is hard. Motherhood is freaking unbelievable. It’s perfectly imperfect. Let’s capture the beautiful chaos of motherhood.