Being a Utah Newborn Photographer is such a blessing! I love being able to capture the pure JOY and almost heaven like experience each time I walk into a home to capture a newborn. There is not much more beautiful than a growing family welcoming a sweet baby into the world.
You will want to pick a color scheme that will work with your home, or the studio you plan to have your session in. Typically I suggest to go with neutrals. A neutral color scheme will ALWAYS be timeless. You never have to be afraid of the color cream going out of style!
A swaddle is key to a happy and calm newborn session. I do aim to grab photos of your baby without the swaddle to capture their tiny details. However, swaddle helps baby feel calm and sleepy. You will not want to have an obnoxious colored or overly patterned swaddle in the photos you plan to print and treasure. Go with something that will fit the aesthetic you are going for. Another tip is to pick a swaddle that has some stretch to it! These kinds keep baby bundled nicely. I recommend these Lou Lou and Company or Mebie Baby.
I highly suggest wearing something comfortable and flowy. Hormones are all over the place in the weeks following birth. Go for something breathable!