Discover my best parent poses

8th June 2020

My best and my favourite go-to parent poses for creating simple, timeless and beautiful images for you and your family



These are not the only parent poses that I do- but they are the ones I really love capturing!

I wanted to say at this point, I never insist that parent poses/images are part of your Newborn session, it is very much optional. I always advise that you have them taken, even if you choose not to have them as part of your package, at least then you have no regrets of not having them taken at the time. But as I say, they are completely optional!

As you will see in this selection, there are options where your hands and arms can be in the photos with baby instead of your whole self, if that feels more comfortable to you.

First up,

1. Baby in Parent Hands

I love this shot because parents hands are such a great size reference! When baby grows you will never believe they used to squish that small and fit into the palms of your hands. When baby is older and you show them the image they will never believe that is them- in Mummy and Daddy’s hands!


newborn baby boy posed in his tummy with parents hands on him

This is a great image for getting siblings hands included too

This image is really sweet when baby is awake and is looking up at me too!

2. Kisses from Mama

I absolutely love capturing this shot and this memory for you! It is the part of the session where you haven’t got all the other stresses of your world- it is just you and baby in the moment and you get to look down and love on this little miracle you have created without any distractions- it is always a special and beautiful moment for me to capture that I am very grateful for!


3. In Dad’s arms

The babies always feel safe and secure in Daddy’s hands they always relax right into this pose!


newborn baby girl swaddled in a white material held by dad kissing her

4. Back lit

This is where the light is behind my family instead of to the side. I love capturing the side profile of baby and the way the light falls to illuminate all their little features. Back lit images also look especially beautiful in black and white to really emphasis the contrast!


a family looking at newborn baby swaddled in white material

5. Classic family portrait

This is an image that everyone gets at their session if they request family images! I always do these images swaddled and at the beginning of the session- I find that the combination of baby being swaddled and held by their parents really helps to make them feel comfortable and relaxed and starts the session off on the right note!

The classic family pose is also great for siblings


newborn baby girl held closely by both parents on all white background

I hope that you have enjoyed looking through some of my favourite parent poses that I love to take during Newborn session! I think I will share my favourite sibling poses next!

Are there any here that you would request for your session? 

Take a look at my Newborn portfolio here

I cannot wait to see you all 


Emma xx

| Newborn Photographer | Maternity photographer | Peterborough, Cambridgeshire |