I have been sprinkling in just 1 Fresh 48 session in my calendar during the last couple of months, and I have another one this month, so I wanted to share more about what to wear to this type of session. I also just stumbled upon the most adorable hospital robes for moms! So I figured I would share the link and chat a little more about outfits.

Since this session is meant to capture you welcoming your baby earth-side, we really don’t need you to look put together. Your newborn session is when we can capture adorable lifestyle shots of your baby and also photograph you and your family looking a little more rested & polished. Your hair and makeup will likely not be done and you shouldn’t feel as if it needs to be done, though you are welcome to do it if you have enough energy.

For mom’s I recommend wearing something really comfortable like leggings and a top, a loose dress, or my favorite, a robe. Robe’s are great because you can slip it on and off very easily and they’re usually pretty comfy. I just recently stumbled upon a company called Caden Lane and their colors and patterns are are just adorable! They also have other items that are pretty cute as well. You can check them out here!

Women’s Robe by Caden Lane:


For babies, a swaddle, simple onesie, or your baby’s going home outfit will work well! I recently found this brand called Kate Quinn. There are a lot of cute styles and patterns that will work really well for your baby. I also like Lou Lou & CO’s swaddles, hats, & sleepers.

Baby outfit by Kate Quinn:


Lou Lou & CO baby outfit:


For your partner, khaki shorts or pants with a solid shirt or sweater will work just fine!

For older siblings, if you’re looking for something cute try Jamie Kay.

If you have an au pair like the family pictured in the photo below, why not include them in the photos as well? A simple, neutral, and casual outfit like what this au pair is wearing is perfect.

Comfy and simple is the theme for this session!

Mountain View Fresh 48 photographer

Marissa is a family, maternity, & newborn lifestyle and portrait photographer. Her photoshoots take place on-location in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Hawaii. To book a session email marissa.hbphoto@gmail.com or CLICK HERE