8 Best Baby Photos To Capture During Your Newborn Session By Kansas City Baby Photographer

baby sleeping on mothers shoulder captured by newborn photographer in Springfield MO

As a Kansas City baby photographer, I love creating family-centered newborn sessions filled with natural, meaningful moments, resulting in some of the most beautiful, unique photographs of your family celebrating the arrival of your little one! While I always create a custom photography flow based on your family dynamic and what is important to you, here are some of the most common photos that are included in baby photography sessions.

Kansas City Baby Photographer shares 8 best moments to capture during your newborn session

kansas city newborn photographer captures newborn family sitting on floor cudding newborn baby and toddler

1. Whole family cuddling in your family’s favorite spot

A new member of your family is a big celebration for the whole family! A photo of all of you enjoying the moment and enjoying the time together can be a great way to not only relax together but create one of the most meaningful photos you will cherish in your session.

2. Mom and baby are cuddling and giving kisses.

As a mom and photographer who has captured over 1200+ families, one of the most common things I hear from moms is how much they love cuddling and giving their newborn little kisses! Capturing a photo of you doing one of the most unforgettable things as a mom can be so special, especially as time passes. You forget how tiny they are in those first few months.

3. Dad and baby spending time together

I’m going to share one of the highlights of my career as a Kansas City baby photographer. It was when I captured a daddy-daughter photo of a family that it made me realize the gravity of this particular moment. 

A family had a whirlwind of pregnancy, moving, pregnancy complications, and more.  The dad just got back from out of the country, missing most of his oldest childhood and all of this baby’s pregnancy and birth.. only coming home hours before this session.  

I came to their home for a newborn session. It went the same as always, the family cuddling up, relaxing, and enjoying the quiet moments with their newborn.  

When I asked dad if he wanted a photo of him and the baby together, he was hesitant but decided to.  He held his baby up and looked into her sleeping face, and quietly started to cry with a proud smile on his face.  He quietly whispered, “this is the moment it finally hit me… I’m a dad again!  I haven’t had a chance to hold her yet since being home.  I have never felt so much love and peace until this moment.  Thank you.”

newborn pictures in kansas city of big sister holding newborn baby

4. Siblings with baby doing their favorite things

If you have older children, having photos of the siblings together doing their favorite things to bond with a baby can be a fun way to get them involved- reading books, chatting together as they hold their baby sibling, etc.

newborn photographer in Kansas City captures new family sitting on floor in nursery cuddling baby

5. Nursery photos

You worked so hard decorating their nursery. I always love capturing your family spending time in their nursery so you and your little one can reflect on these special rooms years from now.

newborn pictures of baby hands in black and white captured by Jessica Kennedy of The XO Photography

6. Baby details

Their little feet, hands, and tiny little noses are adorable, and it is one of the first things we forget just how small our babies were

Newborn picture of mom rocking newborn baby in nursery

7. Recreate a photo you had as a child.

Some parents have meaningful photos as a baby with their parents, and it can be so special to recreate those moments with your child

newborn pictures in Kansas City of family smiling down on newborn baby

8. Moments of you enjoying the moment

These first few weeks can be a whirlwind, and it can be nice to take a breath and enjoy the moment together. It is my client’s favorite part of the session of just enjoying the moment together. Whether that means rocking your baby to sleep, doing the walking dance trying to get them to sleep, smiling down and talking with your little one, feeding your baby, etc.  These moments genuinely go by fast, and it can be so meaningful to look back at these everyday moments and appreciate the small sweet moments that make up your life with your family.

Are you an expecting parent looking for a Kansas City baby photographer?

 Hello! I am a professional photographer specializing in capturing expecting parents from pregnancy through your baby’s first year. I help with everything from finding the perfect outfit, location, planning, preparation, and more! I even have a motherhood client closet you are welcome to borrow from!  Whether you are looking for an individual newborn session or a bundle of maternity, newborn, and milestone sessions, I have something for you! Click HERE for more information on working together!


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