Haili Barton


Newborn Portrait Session – What Poses Should you Expect?

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Best Studio Newborn Photographer Austin Texas

Best Studio Newborn Photographer Austin Texas

If you’re wondering what a studio newborn photo shoot is like with me, this is the perfect place to look! This is baby Charlotte’s newborn session. For my newborn photoshoots I aim for two or three prop shots, posed shots, wrapped shots, and if you want them, parent and sibling shots. My average gallery culled down is 40-60 images.

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First, we start off with baby wrapped and get all of those sleepy wrapped shots. I change the outer wrap multiple times so I get several setups from one look, usually three props and the fur rug setups. This would be the time I do sibling and family shots. If parents want naked parent shots, we do those at the end. If small children are involved I usually do wrapped family shots. This isn’t always the case, starting with wrapped shots. If baby comes in SUPER sleepy and there aren’t siblings present we will begin with posed. It’s hard to say. Every baby is so different! Once we complete siblings and props I usually move on to the posed portion of your session. The amount of poses I get can vary greatly from baby to baby. I aim for multiple poses but we just never know how easily your baby will transition. Age, cluster feeding, stomach issues, etc. can all be huge deciding factors on how smoothly your little one tolerates being moved frequently! Finally, we would finish up with naked parent shots.

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This isn’t an exact model of how a session with me goes, but a general run down of poses I include at every session. Things we may include to give a larger gallery that can be specially requested or are not shown in Charlotte’s gallery are:

  • Macro shots (close ups of all of baby’s features)
  • Sibling shots
  • Backlit wrapped
  • Bum up
  • Overhead relaxed pose

For my newborn photo shoots I aim for monochromatic set ups. I will do multiple shots of the same pose. These are some examples: with a hat, without a hat, with a bonnet, with a tieback (girls only lol), backlit, straight on, profile, etc. There is always a way for me to get you a large gallery to choose from! Newborn sessions with me take place between six and ten days of age. I do not shoot over the ten days unless discussed upon at booking, this is how you get the sleepy baby images shown throughout my work.


  • My baby has bad acne, scratches, and blotchy skin FIXABLE
  • My baby has bruises from birth FIXABLE
  • My baby doesn’t like being swaddled, I don’t think my gallery will look like others – YES THEY DO, your gallery will be in line with my portfolio. I’m magicoooo with wrapping.
  • I don’t think my other kids will cooperate. I’ve got some tricks up my sleeve.
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If you or someone you know are expecting and looking for a studio newborn photographer in Austin, call or text me at 417-629-6796 OR use my contact form at the bottom of the page!

Check out my other blogs to see more newborn or milestone sessions with me!

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