5 Best Newborn Poses for In-home Sessions

Whether you’re a new mom or a newborn photographer looking for inspiration for the best newborn poses, I’m glad you’re here! As an experienced Nashville newborn photographer, I have photographed newborns in their homes for 10 years. While every session is unique, I’ve developed my own repeatable posing workflow to make sure I capture all the sweet moments I know you’ll want to remember forever.

Today, I’ll share with you my top 5 newborn poses that I make sure to capture at every in-home session

Baby in the Crib

This is one newborn pose I never skip! I use the term pose lightly here, because I follow a very natural baby and parent led approach to posing. You won’t find froggy poses or babies sitting in fake swings here. Just sweet swaddles, snuggles, and simply beautiful posing.

Mom + Baby in the Rocking Chair

Most nurseries have a rocking chair and it’s always a must have pose for my in-home newborn sessions. Knowing that countless hours will be spent rocking their little one here, it makes for such a special photograph.

Dad + Baby in the Rocking Chair

Equally as sweet, I have dad sit in the rocking chair as well for the most precious newborn poses.

Family Together

No newborn gallery is complete without family photos. So, of course I always include these!

Newborn in Basket

This is about the most “posey” you’ll see me get for in-home newborn sessions. A simple round basket stuffed with a blanket. I love to get lots of sweet images with this one pose.


Kristie is an experienced Nashville Newborn Photographer + Maternity and Family Photographer. Her work has been featured in places like Nashville Baby Guide, The Kindred PathMaury County Living, and multiple other local online and print media sources.

Her clients enjoy a luxury portrait experience from start to finish, which includes Kristie’s assistance in planning every detail. Clients are drawn to her use of natural light, bright and natural editing style, and her unmatched attention to detail. If you would like to learn more about the KLP experience, let’s chat more!

To ensure a true luxury and full service experience for clients, KLP only books a limited number of sessions each month. We are currently booking into Spring 2023 and we would love to get you on the calendar!


February 24, 2023

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Since 2013, Kristie is a Nashville, Brentwood, and Franklin published photographer who specializes in motherhood, newborn, and family photography.