Are you considering in-home lifestyle newborn photos, but not sure which vibe to go with? Take a look at Baby Oakley's neutral, casual newborn photos to get inspired and to make it easy on you when planning your own session.
Why does a casual, neutral vibe for lifestyle newborn photos work so well?
#1 Neutral colours keep focus on baby
Neutral tones and comfortable clothes keep the focus on your baby, you and your beautiful connections. And isn't that the point of the in-home lifestyle newborn photos anyways? My best advice is to keep it simple with outfits so the subjects can really shine!
#2 A casual look creates a relaxed, comfortable feel
For most people, casual means comfortable. And when you're comfortable, you're relaxed. Well, guess what? Relaxed & comfortable is exactly what you need to get the most beautiful newborn photos. Believe it or not, but the vibes you give off reflect in your photos (ask any photographer!), so if you're happy, relaxed, comfy then this will show up in the photos. So if you're feeling overwhelmed with what to wear for your in-home lifestyle newborn photos, I'd say keep it casual. It makes sense to stay casual in your home & it makes everyone feel relaxed.
#3 Neutral, casual vibes never go out of style
Chances are you'll be framing at least 1 or 2 of your beautiful newborn photos, and most likely for a LONG time, so you'll want them to be timeless. The easiest way to get timeless photos is sticking to a neutral palette. Whites, creams, browns, greys & blacks are the best choices for in-home newborn photos because we all know those colours never go out of style, thus they'll frame nicely on your walls all year round and in twenty years you don't have to ask the question, "What was I thinking?"
#4 A casual and neutral vibe is easy to achieve
Who doesn't want less stress after welcoming a baby to your home and planning for in-home newborn photos? For Baby Oakley's casual lifestyle newborn session, neutral tones were the easiest answer for Mom, Dad & baby. Neutrals were easily accessible, as they are for most people (I mean, who doesn't own black & white tees?!) and neutrals are also easy to coordinate with everyone in the photos. Even Grandma was able to easily get in the photos! The only thing you have to worry about is coordinating rather than matching. So if Dad is wearing black on top, Mom should wear dark on bottom to help balance it out, for instance. Easy peasy right?!
#5 A neutral & casual vibe just looks good
Whether it's a baby boy or baby girl you're welcoming (or both!), a neutral, casual vibe just looks good. Same goes if you have an elaborately decorated nursery or a very simple one. You simply can't go wrong with Mom, Dad & baby in neutral tones and casual clothes. As mentioned it's always best to keep it simple when it comes to outfits, so you & your beautiful connections can really shine.
Would you like a casual, neutral vibe for your newborn session?
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My name is Marcella and I'm a Calgary-based lifestyle photographer specializing in families, couples, maternity & newborns. I love golden light, true colours, and real moments of love and laughter. Inspired by the beautiful Calgary scenery, my style is emotive, sun-soaked and colourful.
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