What To Wear For Your Newborn Session

One of the biggest questions I receive from moms is “what do we all wear for our newborn session?!” Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with this post! I recommend starting with Mom first. Once you have a dress that you love and is flattering, you can pick everyone’s outfit/color scheme based on your outfit. ¬†Keep scrolling to see the breakdown of outfits for each family member and remember, when it doubt – stick with neutrals! ūüėČ You can always check out my Pinterest page, too!

    Baby Margaret

Baby Rhett

Moms: Always start with long, flowy dresses without a pattern. Creams, whites, and other neutrals look great and photograph really well. We have a full wardrobe of dresses for new moms that you can choose from as well! If you’d prefer to purchase your own dress, we are loving Baltic Born, Pink Blush Maternity and Wren & Ivory for online options. You can also shop local to downtown McKinney here:¬†Willow House Boutique,¬†Landry Kate and¬†Apricot Lane Boutique.

Dads: Get your favorite long sleeve button up or a fitted crew neck shirt then pair it with a nice pair of jeans! Jeans tend to photograph better than dress pants, just FYI. Lighter, neutral colors are best!

Sisters:¬†Sleeveless¬†or short-sleeve dresses in a neutral color palette look great in photos! Remember, nothing too bulky¬†around the shoulders or neck, as they will be laying down for some of the photos. Also, be sure to avoid big hair bows. They will be barefoot during the session, so shoes aren’t necessary for planning purposes. Be sure to check out these local stores: H&M, Zara, Gap Kids, Rockin’ AB, Willow House Kids.

Brothers: We love a short sleeve crew neck or henley style shirt. Pair with jeans or nice shorts and you’ve got yourself the perfect outfit! We recommend starting here: H&M, Zara, Gap Kids, Rockin’ AB, Willow House Kids.



Baby Rhett

newborn and dad
Baby Sylvia
Baby Oliver
cute brothers with newborn baby
Baby Lydiah


Are you interested in a newborn photography session with us? Due to limited availability each month, we recommend scheduling your session a few months in advance. The session ideally takes place when your baby is between 6 and 14 days old; this helps to ensure they are young and sleepy and easy to pose! All newborn sessions are held in our downtown Mckinney photography studio. We provide all the wraps, props, outfits, and headbands that you’ll need for your session!

Laura Tye is a newborn, child and family photographer in the north Dallas area. She provides photography services to the areas of Mckinney, Frisco, Little Elm, Plano, Prosper, and the surrounding areas. Booking for newborn photos is currently open for 2022. Please contact us here for more information on  availability and session investment.

Want to see more newborn photography sessions like you’ve seen above? Click the links below!

Baby Coralie ~ Newborn Photo Session McKinney Texas

Mckinney Newborn Photographer, Baby Jana

McKinney Baby Photographer ~ Genevieve


Hi! I’m Laura! Thank you for visiting my site giving me the consideration of documenting this special time for your family! With over 800 newborns photographed and over 9 years of experience, I can assure you, your little one is in the best hands! Before I was a photographer I was a first grade teacher. I stopped doing that when my oldest son was born and quickly picked up photography as a hobby. Being a first time mom and seeing just how quickly my baby was growing and changing each day I realized the importance of documenting these memories. When they say the days are long but the years are short, that could not be more true! That same baby is almost a teenager now and I am so glad I had photography as a way to freeze that tiny window of time! I once heard someone say that while family photos are important, you can take new ones every year. Newborn photos are a one time thing and once that time is gone you’ll never get it back!