8 Creative but Tasteful Newborn Photoshoot Ideas

Newborn photoshoots are such a fun part of baby’s arrival and an important way to capture those once-in-a-lifetime photos of your new baby, both for you and for family members near and far to share in the joy of your growing family. When it comes to creative ideas, there are tons out there, from direct references to people’s favorite characters in pop culture, to the more subtle. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites to get your creative juices flowing. 
Baby Dreamscape
Several Instagram influencers made baby art a thing in recent years when they created fantastical scenes for their baby on the floor while they slept. You can create entirely different worlds for your baby using fabrics and some simple props, sending them on a wild adventure that’s sure to be fun to look back on for years to come. 
Surrounded by Nature
Flower wreaths are all the rage right now, and we think they are such a simple and beautiful way to incorporate nature into your photoshoot. But ever wonder how people accomplish more elaborate wreaths incorporating feathers, twigs, and even antlers? The answer is with digital backdrops, which you can find on Etsy should you choose to take your wreaths to the next level. 
Baby’s Best Friend
For many parents, dogs are their first baby, so why not capture some moments between them and your newborn? With the right approach, the results are too sweet. 
Into the Wizarding World 
We’ve all seen photoshoots with the newborn as our main guy, Harry Potter, but there’s also a host of other characters and magical creatures from the series to inspire you—elves, owls…and even mandrakes, as this couple did. We love this photoshoot as a reminder that you can make series-themed photoshoots more subtle by working with more obscure references and characters. Plus, they even got to involve an older sibling to the theme. 
Up, up and away!
Even if you’re not familiar with the movie, this nod to Up is such an adorable idea, and you can easily pull it off in a way that doesn’t directly associate it to the movie. For example, change up the balloon colors, or stage a beautiful hot air balloon scene for your little explorer.
Jedi in the Making
For all of you Star Wars families out there, we think these Star Wars-themed photoshoots pull off the series in a way that’s tasteful and sweet. Plus, with so many characters, it’s a great opportunity for families welcoming twins, triplets, or more. 
Tale as Old as Time
And, of course, though it isn’t the most unique idea out there, you can never go wrong with a sleeping princess inspired by Disney. With the right props, this can add the perfect touch of whimsy and magic to your newborn photoshoot. 
All the Simple, Tiny Details
If elaborate scenes and themes aren’t really your thing, a simple session capturing all the tiny details of baby—feet, hands, and every precious little roll—is still a classic route to take. Or, creatively document all of their birth stats, like in this example.