When it comes to in-home newborn sessions light, more importantly natural light... is everything! Your wardrobe also plays an important role in creating the organic, soft + light newborn portraits I am known for. I use a white bedspread in the master bedroom at all of my in-home newborn sessions as I find this really helps to brighten your images and bounce light, almost acting like a reflector.
Below are some of my favourite pieces you can use as inspiration for your upcoming newborn session and they photograph beautifully in-home. I always work with a neutral palette: creams, whites, beiges, tan, and greys. Feel free to add a touch of colour too but keep it muted, try powder blues, blush and sage, perfect for siblings!
Clients also receive exclusive access to our stunning wardrobe filled with high end pieces for your entire family. We have beautiful options in all sizes by Shona Joy, Arnhem, Rowie, Fillyboo and Jamie Kay for the little ones. I encourage you to take advantage of the wardrobe as it makes things simpler, it is inexpensive and eliminates a lot of stress!
A few more handy tips... keep patterns minimal and to one person. I love my Mumma's in gorgeous full length floral or neutral dresses, this flatters all women and photographs beautifully in-home. Dad's often wear a white tee with light denim or tan chinos. No need to worry about bub, I provide neutral white wraps for baby however I will use a simple white onesie on occasion if you have one or an heirloom blanket can also make for a meaningful touch to your portraits.
Avoid black, darker tones, bold colours and clothing with graphics and logos on it. This keeps the focus on your family, and allows for the emotion and connection to come through the portraits.
I also encourage all of my clients to include me in their wardrobe selection and I am constantly receiving images of outfits from my clients seeking styling advice! Don't be shy, this is one of my favourite parts of the job! So please, go ahead and do the same! It will make all the difference to your new family portraits and I want you to LOVE them!
Melissa Sprlyan Photography specializes in newborn portraiture in Perth, Western Australia. Melissa Sprlyan Photography also specializes in maternity and family lifestyle sessions in the Perth metropolitan area including Fremantle, Rockingham, Mandurah, Scarborough, Joondalup, Yanchep and Perth Hills. If you are looking for a newborn session in Perth I would love to begin planning your newborn portraits in the comfort of your own home.
Our stunning client wardrobe is filled with high end pieces for Mum and children up to age six. If you are interested in a custom portrait session with Melissa Sprlyan Photography and would like more information, please learn more about me and this experience.
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