I know planning for your newborn photo session might be the last thing on your mind at the late stage of your pregnancy or during the hazy newborn days, but those professional newborn photos will only be done once, so I want to help you create the most beautiful, heartwarming memories that you'll cherish, for years to come.
While you want to look relaxed and feel comfortable for your newborn photos, you should also keep style in mind, because after all, these photos might be displayed around your home, shared between friends and families, in other words, they kind of have a very long shelf life! I'm sure you would put bub in the most adorable wraps or outfits for the shoot, why not make sure you and the rest of the family look effortlessly stylish too?
We know how a mama's body changes after giving birth, that's why we curated a HUGE selection of dresses that are kind to your recovering postpartum body, with easy access to breastfeeding, which are just perfect for your indoor or outdoor newborn photo session. Our breastfeeding friendly gowns are flowy, with enough stretch, made with skin loving materials and cover just the right places. We also know you want something that is timeless, that won't go out of style as trends come and go. So here are our top pick newborn photo shoot dresses.
Featuring a beautiful deep V-neckline for easy breastfeeding access, with hidden clasps around the bust to adjust the coverage, perhaps the best feature of this dress! This gown can be transformed from a low cut bust line, to a more conservative look, in seconds. With 3 clasps to work with, you can choose your level of coverage in the chest. It’s a very relaxed fit, with billowy sleeves and elastic in the back of the waist.
Available for hire in sizes XS, S, M, L, and XL.
2. Reclamation Ruffle Me Open Gown in Buttercream
Beautiful flowy, versatile design featuring an elasticated bustline and button down front for easy breastfeeding access.
This dress is made of linen gauze, featuring an elasticated waistline and elasticated shoulder. As the name suggests, this gown has buttons all the way from top to bottom at the front. It can be worn on the shoulder or off the shoulder. It is not lined, so you might choose to wear a Nude Strapless Slip underneath if you don't like it sheer.
It's a one-size-fits-all gown, perfect for your postpartum body.
3. Coven and Co Posie Gown
Similar to the design of the Lover Gown, the Posie gown features deep V neckline and a flattering waistline for your postpartum body, bringing a soft hue of peach/blush to your photos. This gown is a limited edition and all sold out.
It’s a very relaxed fit, with billowy sleeves and elastic in the back of the waist. This gown can be transformed from a low cut bust line, to a more conservative look, in seconds. With 3 clasps to work with, you can choose your level of coverage in the chest.
Available for hire in sizes XS, S, M, L, and XL.
Talk about newborn photo goals! This boho goddess mama rocked our Reclamation There Is Only This Moment Gown with a fedora hat. If you think this kind of elaborate gowns are only for wedding and maternity photos, think again.
The 'There is only this moment' gown is one of the most popular and versatile pieces Reclamation has created, made by hand using vintage lace, it is suitable for both maternity and non-maternity, and is breastfeeding friendly.
Fully lined, there is no need to wear a slip underneath.
It is a one-size-fits-all gown available for hire in 2 sizes, XS - XXXL (6-18) and M -Plus Size (12-20).
5. Co & Ry Goldie Maxi
If crisp and clean indoor newborn photos are your thing, the Co & Ry Goldie Maxi is your perfect choice. Made of 100% cotton with lined bodice and skirt, it features an elasticated neckline and waist to suit breastfeeding and your postpartum body.
Featuring a necktie finished with a gold bead detail, 3 tiered skirt for extra movement and elasticated sleeve cuffs to gently billow the sleeve.
It's a one-size-fits-all maxi dress, so you don't have to guess what the right size might be.
Add a touch of warm, earthy Gingham to your indoor (or outdoor) newborn photos with the Bird and Kite Eloise Maxi. The Eloise Maxi is a wrap style dress that can be customised to your figure, featuring side pockets for a chick and modern look. The internal and external wrap ties makes the waist completely adjustable, plus it is also breastfeeding-friendly!
Available for hire in size Large.
Our gorgeous twin mama Rylee wears our Reclamation Wonderment and Awe gown during her outdoor newborn photoshoot in a grassy field. How stunning does she look? The Wonderment and Awe gown really is what dreams are made of! It is crafted with soft pleated chiffon with a delicate hint of shimmer, featuring deep V-neckline (for easy breastfeeding access) and V-backline. It has an adjustable drawstring waistline, and has a back strap for easy adjustment too. The colour is Beige with a hint of pink. One size fits all (6-16).
These are just some of our top picks, there are so many other gorgeous dresses that are suitable for newborn photo shoots. Head over to our breastfeeding friendly collection page to find a style that suits you.
If you need any help finding a newborn photoshoot dress or robe that's right just for you, please get in touch with us.