How to choose colors for your newborn session?

January 10, 2023

Choosing colors for your newborn session can be a fun and exciting part of the process, but it can also be a bit challenging. Here are a few tips to help you choose the right colors for your photos:

  1. Consider the style of the photos: If you are going for a classic and timeless look, neutral colors such as white, cream, gray, and pastel shades are great options. If you prefer a more modern and colorful look, consider bolder and brighter colors.

  2. Consider the baby's skin tone: Some colors may look better on babies with different skin tones. If your baby has a fair skin tone, pastel shades like  baby blue, lavender, pink and mint can look great. If your baby has a darker skin tone, bolder and brighter colors may be a better choice like yellow, red, purple, teal and orange.

  3. Consider the background: The color of the background can affect the overall look and feel of the photos. If you want your baby to be the main focus of the photo, consider using a neutral or light-colored background. If you want to create a more dramatic or colorful look, consider using a background in a bold color that complements the colors you are using for the baby.

  4. Consider the room and environment: If the photo shoot is at home, it can make sense to choose colors that complement your home decor or the room where the photos will be taken.

  5. Consult with the photographer: Photographers are experts and have experience working with different colors and color combinations. They may be able to provide guidance and suggestions on which colors will work best for your specific photo shoot.

  6. Take into account the season: If you are planning on using the pictures for cards or announcements, you might want to pick colors that match with the season where the pictures were taken.

  7. Use neutral colors: If you're having a hard time deciding on colors, neutral colors like white, gray, beige, and brown can be a safe choice, as they are easy to match and pair with other colors.

Ultimately, you should choose colors that make you happy and that you feel comfortable with, while taking into account the tips above. Remember that the goal of the photoshoot is to document the arrival of your baby, and the colors should only be used as a secondary tool to create a beautiful background or to complement the baby skin tone.