What to Wear for Your Central PA Newborn Session

Discover essential tips for your Central PA Newborn Session. Learn how to choose comfortable postpartum dresses, why neutrals are perfect for every home, and explore options to borrow clothes or have a full styling service, ensuring stunning memories with your little one.

Welcoming a newborn into your family is a precious and joyous time and what you wear can make a huge difference in the feelings that these photos evoke. Capturing those early moments with professional newborn photography is a wonderful way to create lifelong memories. One of the key considerations when preparing for your newborn session in Harrisburg, PA is what to wear.

In this blog post, I’ll provide you with some valuable tips to help you choose the perfect outfits. These tips will help you feel comfortable, enhance the beauty of your images, and create timeless photographs.

Baby girl with mom and dad in neutral bedroom Central PA newborn

Prioritize Comfortable Dresses for Postpartum Bodies

Comfort is priority during your Central PA Newborn Session

After giving birth, your body goes through numerous changes, and it’s essential to prioritize comfort when selecting your outfits for the session. Consider wearing dresses that are designed to flatter postpartum bodies while offering comfort and support. Opt for breathable fabrics that will keep you cool during the session, and choose styles that make you feel confident and beautiful. If you’d like to nurse during your session (absolutely awesome, acceptable, and I’m happy to photograph it for you (or not!)) Flowy dresses with empire waists or wrap dresses are excellent choices that will accentuate your figure while providing comfort.

I love dresses from Baltic Born, Pink Blush, and I even have an Amazon list for my clients to use for shopping or inspiration.

If you’re not a dress person, I absolutely recommend still rocking those maternity jeans or leggings for total comfort. Pop into Apricot Lane Camp Hill and treat yourself to a new top to go along with them!

The most important thing is that you feel comfortable because that will absolutely translate into your photos.

Mom & Dad dressed in jeans & white shirts for a perfect neutral in home newborn session in Harrisburg, PA

Embrace Neutrals

Perfect for Every PA Newborn Session

When choosing the color palette for your newborn photography session, neutrals are a timeless and versatile choice. Soft, muted tones such as whites, creams, grays, and pastels create a clean and classic look that will complement any home decor. Neutrals provide a serene backdrop that highlights the natural beauty of your newborn. Wearing neutrals also ensures that the focus remains on your family. They also lend themselves well to black-and-white photography, adding a touch of elegance and sophistication to your images.

If hanging your photos is a priority, which I sure hope it is, then choosing neutrals will allow for your photos to coordinate with your decor no matter how often you change your home styling or where you’re displaying your photos.

Check out this beautiful twin baby girl blog post for a perfect example of neutrals, coordination, and timeless photos.

Mom & dad snuggle newborn baby girl. Mom wearing flowy dress for Central PA newborn session.

Consider Borrowing Clothes From Kate McCord Photography & Use My Complementary Styling Services

Preparing for any photography session can be overwhelming. Now throw in a newborn baby & lack of sleep and you’ve got a recipe for stress. Don’t worry though! Lucky for my clients, I offer additional services to help ease the process. I absolutely encourage you to use the provided options in my client closet to borrow clothes! OR, even better, allow me to fully style your session. You can borrow one piece, one for everyone, or let me put together entire outfits for the family.

Even if you don’t need to borrow anything, I do always bring a few sweet pieces for your new baby. I maintain a collection of outfits specifically designed for newborn sessions. This allows you to choose from a range of adorable options. Full styling services can take the stress out of planning and ensure that every detail is taken care of, from clothing to props and accessories. Imagine how nice it will feel to just bring yourselves and your baby to your session (or even just hang at your house). Let me worry about everything else!

Let Kate McCord Photography fully style your PA newborn session.

Coordinate, Don’t Match

No 1990’s plaid on plaid on plaid allowed here!

Coordinating outfits for the entire family can create a harmonious and visually pleasing aesthetic in your photographs. Instead of matching everyone’s clothes exactly, aim for a cohesive color scheme or complementary tones. This is where allowing me to give input or fully style your session can be incredibly helpful. This approach allows each family member to express their individual style while maintaining a unified look. Consider using accessories such as scarves, necklaces, or headbands to tie the colors together and add a touch of personality to the images.

Mom, dad, big brother, and newborn baby boy in PA newborn session.

Keep It Simple and Timeless

Choose a classic timeless look for your PA newborn session

When it comes to newborn photography, simplicity is key. Skip busy patterns or large logos that may distract from the main subject—your beautiful baby. Opt for clean, minimalistic designs that will stand the test of time and won’t go out of style. Remember, the focus should be on the connections and emotions captured within the images rather than the clothing itself.

Selecting the right outfits for your newborn photography session in Harrisburg, PA is an important aspect of ensuring beautiful and timeless photographs. Choose comfortable dresses that flatter your postpartum body, opt for neutral colors that will suit any home decor, and take advantage of borrowing clothes or full styling services provided by your photographer. By following these tips, you’ll be well-prepared to capture precious moments with your newborn and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime. (OH and don’t forget to be sure dad’s socks are clean and free of holes! LOL)

What did you wear for your Central PA newborn session? Did you opt for more dressy or more cozy?

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