Newborn Pose Guide | Types of Newborn Poses | CT Newborn Photographer

There are tons of newborn photography poses and it can be hard to describe them all. I created this newborn pose guide to help bridge the gap between photographer terms and moms so we can all be on the same page. If you see a pose that is not on this list, reach out and I can certainly add them to the guide.

Bum Up

This pose is characterized by the baby being on their belly with their bum up. This one is such a classic and can be used for many different angles & prop variations. 

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Side Lying

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Froggy, or heads on hands

The froggy pose is a composite images of 2 different images that are photoshopped later to take the parents hands out of the photo. Baby is always supported during this pose. This pose requires the baby to be in a deep sleep for maximum safety.

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Potato Sack

Wrapped Huck Finn

Unwrapped Huck Finn

Huck Finn Newborn Photography pose


Bucket Pose

Tucked In Overhead

Bucket pose

Bum Up Bed Pose

Head on Arms

Chin on arms newborn photography pose


Taco Pose

Criss-Cross Wrap

Hands Tucked Side Lying

*disclaimer* If you are a new newborn photographer, or mom, looking for newborn photography poses. Please be aware that many of these poses have been perfected over time and dangerous poses require composites in order to obtain. Baby isn’t always just sitting in that position as it may pose a risk.

To see some more examples of these poses check out my newborn photography galleries on my Website or Blog

Elizabeth Frederick Photography is a CT Newborn & Baby Photographer located in the central Connecticut servicing all of CT including New Haven, Litchfield, Fairfield, Hartford, Tolland & New London Counties. EFP is best known for her use of color & props throughout the session for a truly custom photography session.

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