August 22, 2023

How to Dress Your Postpartum Body for Family Pictures 

Newborn Family Pictures 

Hey mama, I’m so glad you’re here! If you’re looking for tips on how to feel confident and look like the radiant lady you are in your newborn or postpartum family pictures, I’ve got you. In fact, I’m right there with you! 

As you may have heard, we just welcomed our third baby back in July! I know how stressful it can be to find outfits for you & all of your kiddos for family pictures. Especially when you’ve just spent nine months being pregnant. So here are my top 3 tips for dressing your postpartum body to help you feel confident and beautiful in front of the camera during this exciting time of life! 

In-home lifestyle newborn family photos. Mama is in a postpartum friendly outfit.

Tip 1: Dress yourself first. 

Finding coordinating family picture outfits is hard. But the hardest person to dress is always you – the mama! Don’t leave your outfit for last. Pick something you love first and then dress your family around you! This will take a lot of pressure off of finding the “perfect” dress or shirt that fits with what you already bought your 3 year old. Dress yourself first! 

In-home newborn family picture session. Mama dressed in postpartum friendly outfit with family in coordinated outfits.

Tip 2: Trend toward flowy. 

Flowy blouses or dresses can help you feel confident by floating over your body without emphasizing anything that you don’t want emphasized. Postpartum bodies take time to heal and usually don’t bounce back to their pre-pregnancy condition right away. You can absolutely wear something fitted if you’d like, but I’ve found it harder to feel confident in my new body when clothes are clinging to my every inch (and when hormones are insane and I need something more breathable). I personally like to wear dresses, because they feel the most like me. But you can definitely make pants work too – just make sure the waistband isn’t too tight or you’ll be uncomfortable during your entire session & we don’t want that. 

In-home newborn family pictures. Newborn picture with his dad. Newborn with toddler sibling picture.

Tip 3: Bonus points if it’s nursing friendly. 

If you’re nursing, choose something that is nursing friendly! This will allow you to easily feed baby during our session if need be (and I can snag some good pictures of that special bond if you’d like)!

In-home newborn family photography session. Lifestyle family photo with 3 kids.

I would love to take your newborn family pictures! If you’re interested in shooting with me, please reach out to me here or follow along with my work on Instagram.

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