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13 Incredible Newborn Photos to Replicate

By michellehorton |

With a little one on the way, you might already be thinking of the little outfits and toys and furniture. But have you thought about those early photos? It’s such a precious, fleeting time with endless creative options.

Newborns typically zonk out pretty hard during those first couple of weeks, allowing you to position and pose your baby in all sorts of ways. (One woman even got a book deal from the creative images she took while her daughter was asleep. Keep reading for those photos.)

If you’re looking for inspiration, here are 13 adorable ideas to recreate once your little one comes into the world:

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13 Incredible Newborn Photos

Eyes, hands, feet. Perfection.

1. Flickr/Kelly Ryden; 2. Leah Hoskins; 3. IMGFave/Melissa; 4. Pumpkin Pie Photography; 5. Flickr/Rimblas ; 6. Marianne Taylor Photography; 7. Blue Lily Photography via Design Mom; 8. Blue Lily Photography via Design Mom; 9. Mila’s Daydreams; 10. Brittany Woodall; 11. Beth Jansen Photography; 12. Carrie Small Photography; 13. Dimples and Curls Photography;

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Michelle Horton is the founder of Early Mama, an award-winning site that proves young motherhood doesn’t have to define or limit us. When not writing, she’s typically pretending to be a superhero in her 4-year-old son’s imaginative play. Read bio and latest posts → Read Michelle's latest posts →

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9 thoughts on “13 Incredible Newborn Photos to Replicate

  1. Janell says:

    The “nap time boredom..” is amazing! How creative and fun,. I wish I had done that. We did the feet picture. My photographer thought I was crazy, but he had to admit it was an awesome picture.

  2. Maryann says:

    I love each and every one of them. i have no favorites. Each child is so adorable, how in the world could anyone pick.

  3. Emily says:

    I would ask that you add a *huge* disclaimer/warning to go along with the photo of the girl in the cowboy boots and the photos of the baby on the bookshelves.Typically when photographers do images like that it is a composite image {2 or more images taken with a hand holding the baby then meshed together and the hand removed} or there is a hand right by or holding the baby which is later cropped out. But most people don’t think of that– It would be awful if some parent decided to replicate it with no spotter and the baby fell over or rolled off the shelf! Hopefully any parent would have enough common sense not to do that…but just in case! Thanks!!

  4. MamaK1 says:

    Cowgirl in training is ADORABLE:)

  5. Beth says:

    I agree with Emily. Those photographs are generally done by professional photographers that either do composites or have an assistant to make sure no harm comes to the child.

  6. Ashley says:

    Smh, always someone out that has to ruin it. Quite obviously leaving your baby on a shelf unattended is a bad choice. But seriously just enjoy the art of the photos & stop being a nibby nose!

  7. Kate says:

    Wow what lovely pictures, all great!


  8. jean says:

    I’m a photographer and I would be horrified if moms were trying these poses on their own at home (with exception of the nap boredom one with scenes in fabrics surrounding the baby). ALL of these are very carefully posed shots with assistants helping keep the babies in the positions. They may not look difficult but that’s a sign of a good photographer. The boot one especially – the baby has no strength or support to hold themselves up like that.
    @Ashley – people are commenting because they are likely professional photographers and know the risk of these shots. Most moms don’t and the article is titled ‘newborn shots ot replicate’ with ideas for mom!! They aren’t saying anything bad about the photos (and neither am I). Just warning not to do these!
    They are all wonderful shots, but PLEASE if you’re wanting to replicte them – hire a professional to come take your new babies photos.

  9. avnida says:


    This is great! As a photographer myself, I love these pictures, and I’d love to hear feedback on some of the pictures I have taken as well, at

    Hope it’s ok.

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