Lori Pickens

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The Best Poses For Your Newborn Session

Newborn Pose Ideas

Welcoming a newborn into your family is an incredibly special time, and capturing these precious moments can create memories you’ll cherish forever. In this blog post, we’ll explore the different types of newborn photography, help you plan for your upcoming session, and highlight some popular poses to consider. Whether you’re interested in lifestyle photography or in-studio wrapped sessions, we aim to make your experience smooth, enjoyable, and unforgettable.

Lifestyle vs. In-Studio Wrapped Newborn Photography

Lifestyle newborn photography celebrates the authenticity of family connections in the comfort of your home. It’s all about capturing those genuine moments and interactions between family members. In contrast, in-studio wrapped sessions focus on stylized poses using wraps and props for artistic portraits. At Lori Pickens Photography, we offer both options to suit your preferences and make sure your newborn photographs are exactly what you envision.

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Top Lifestyle Newborn Poses

  1. Family Snuggles: Capture tender moments as the family cuddles together, showcasing the love and warmth shared.
  2. Nursery Serenity: Embrace the tranquility of the nursery environment, highlighting the bond between parent and child.
  3. Sibling Bonding: Encourage siblings to interact with the newborn, creating heartwarming images of their growing relationship.

Top Studio Poses

  1. Wrapped Bundle: Swaddle your newborn in soft wraps, capturing their delicate features while ensuring comfort and security.
  2. Prop Perfection: Incorporate carefully selected props to add depth and texture to your images, creating timeless portraits.
  3. Dreamy Poses: Explore classic newborn poses showcasing your baby’s flexibility and innocence.
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Wraps and Props

We provide a variety of wraps and props for your session, but you’re welcome to bring your own for a personalized touch. Consider outfits, wraps, or props that hold sentimental value to you, adding a special meaning to your photographs.

When to Schedule Your Newborn Session

It’s best to schedule your newborn session around your due date, and then we can adjust the session according to the baby’s arrival. You want to have your newborn session within the first two weeks while they are still sleepy and flexible. This timing allows us to capture those adorable curled-up poses that are characteristic of newborn photography.

pink sheep rug with baby swaddled and its feet sticking out with a little heart

Bump to Baby Bundle

Our exclusive package includes a maternity mini session, newborn session, milestone mini sessions, and a one-year milestone mini session. You’ll receive high-resolution digital files, a session slideshow, and a $500 print credit to customize your gallery. It’s the perfect way to document every precious moment from pregnancy through your baby’s first year while enjoying significant savings.

The Lori Pickens Photography Experience

Lori Pickens Photography proudly serves Parkersburg, WV, and the Mid-Ohio Valley Area. From the moment you contact me, I’ll guide you through the entire process to ensure a stress-free and enjoyable experience. First, we’ll start with a consultation to discuss your vision, preferences, and any specific ideas you have for your session. Once we have an idea of what you’d like, we’ll move on to booking your session. It’s best to schedule it around your due date, and we can always adjust the date if necessary once your baby arrives.

After booking, I’ll provide you with tips and guidance on how to prepare for your session, including what to bring and how to ensure your baby is comfortable. On the day of the shoot, we’ll work together to capture beautiful, timeless images of your newborn. Following the session, I will carefully edit the photos and present you with a gallery of high-resolution images to choose from.

For inspiration, be sure to check out my portfolio and follow me on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest. Also, don’t forget to join our FREE Facebook community of local moms for support, tips, and more!

Experience the Lori Pickens Photography difference as we capture timeless memories for your family. Contact us today to book your session!

baby in a floral headband on a plum colored pillow with a sheet draped over the legs.
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Lori Pickens is a Mother, Wife, Tech Geek from Parkersburg, WV, and the podcast host of Photo Goals. She is a true lifelong local and has been photographing in the area for over a decade. She serves families from Parkersburg, WV to Marietta, OH. Lori is also a Click Pro Elite and Click Community Mentor. When she’s not capturing pictures or spending time with her kids, she enjoys organizing her lists and spending time on her family farm.

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