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Aww! 16 Adorable Ideas For Newborn Portraits

Posted by Kate Drummond

Have you started a Pinterest board of adorable baby photos yet? No? Go ahead...we'll wait.

Filing away cute baby portrait ideas that you see online is a great way to get inspired for photo shoots with your newborn. Even if you don't pay to have professional photos done, you can still recreate some of these adorable shots with your little one using your smartphone camera (just make sure there's no unsightly piles of laundry or dirty dishes in the background).

We've got a round-up of Pin-worthy newborn portrait ideas. Enjoy!

Brantley had three outfit changes during his portrait session, including a regal look, a cozy look (shown above), and a Western look. Images: Crimson Art Photography

4-week-old Gabriel proves that suspenders are a must-have accessory–at least for babies, anyway! Image: Irish Eyes Photography


Sweet little Parker posed (er, dozed) in front of the camera for this adorable outdoor newborn session. Image: Andie Freeman Photography


This heart-warming at-home session is full of the best parts of parenting: kisses, giggles, and family cuddles. Image: Hay Alexandra Photography


Kellen’s parents included DIY signage that documents his weight and birth date. This is a great idea for those who plan to send out baby announcements using shots from the portrait session. Image: Hannah Kate Photography


Looks like someone‘s tuckered out after all of that heavy reading! Image: Bezanson Photography


Sweet little Russell was only 11 days old when he posed for a photo shoot with his parents and big brother. No wonder he was asleep for most of it! Image: Danielle McAfee Photography


This little man got cozy with his four-legged sibling for his at-home photo session. Dogs and babies in a single photo shoot? Too cute! Image: Luna Bella Photography


Nathan and his mom had a cuddle fest surrounded by the beautiful natural light flooding their home. Image: Kristen Maus Photography


Sweet Baby Gabriel was 4 days new for this shoot and as sleepy and sweet as can be! Image: Alissa Aryn Photography


A little boy with an adorable name; Jaxon Bear at 14 days new! Image: Bullfrogs & Butterflies Photography


This couple always dreamed of having a baby–but instead of one, they got two! The girls posed with their parents and each other in this sweet newborn twin session. Image: Naissance Photography


Nicole and Melissa announced the arrival of their baby girl with a sweet photo shoot. The family dog even made a cameo! Image: Sweet Plum Photography


Baby Ashton and his mom held hands and cuddled in front of the camera during their at-home photo shoot. Image: Sunflower Photography


Some babies cuddle stuffed animals, but baby Richie cuddles footballs! The photographer created a winning session by including Dallas Cowboys parephenalia into the shoot–Richie’s dad is huge fan! Image: Hannah Kate Photography


How cozy does this little guy look in his wool swaddle sack?! Image: Delightful Perception Photography


Check out our 2life Baby app GALLERIES for more inspiration for your newborn photo session.