What to Wear for Your Lifestyle Newborn Session | Chicago Newborn Photographer

One of the things that families tend to worry about the most in the days leading up to their sessions is how to coordinate the wardrobe for everyone in their family. However, as a mom myself I try to make this as simple as possible so that you and your family can enjoy your session and making memories together that will last forever!

To do this, I send a detailed style guide ahead of every session that you book with me that details the best places to shop for everyone in your family, the colors and patterns that photograph best, and even how to incorporate accessories. I always want this process to be as easy as possible for you, but especially when you have just welcomed a newborn to your family!

For a lifestyle newborn session it is important for you to feel and look your best, but to also be comfortable! Light, flowing dresses are a great way for new moms to achieve this and dads are usually most at ease when they are in a relaxed t-shirt or button down. For baby, I usually recommend that we keep things simple with a neutral onesie in addition to capturing a variety of swaddled and diaper-only images so that we can document your little one in as many ways as possible!

As always, I am here to help with anything you might need prior to your session, but I’ve included a few of my favorite wardrobe pieces for some inspiration below!


Blush Dress | Blue Dress | Linen Dress


Flutter Romper | Onesie | Knit Overall


Knit Romper | Wrapover Onesie | Bodysuit


Button Down | Short Sleeve Henley | White Polo

Audrey Hoover Photography is a Chicago newborn photographer specializing in maternity, newborn, and baby and family photography in the Chicago area, including the surrounding Chicago suburbs. I am so happy you are here and I would love to tell you more about a Chicago lifestyle newborn photography session! If you are interested in learning more, please click here to begin planning your Chicago lifestyle newborn session or to see more of my newborn, maternity and family session portfolios.  

If you would like to reserve your session date on my calendar, please complete the contact form in the menu or email me directly at audreyhooverphoto@gmail.com. I would be absolutely honored to photograph your family!