Selecting the perfect outfit is an important part of your preparation leading up to our session date. Clothing should not be too tight or too loose. Having a wonderful collection of clothing that blends well balances the photographs that you will hang in your home.

Neutrals (Tan, White, Khaki and Grey) 
Selecting a neutral colour palette will give your photographs a beautiful and fresh feel. When you place the family together in a lush forest or beach setting, your family will stand out from the location setting and be the main focus as intended. The images are timeless and cohesive. 

Dark (Navy, Grey, Black)
Darker clothing helps to blend the bodies with the background, this will bring your families faces to the forefront of your photographs. Dark colours also tend to create a slender figure.

Colour (Pastels) 
If you prefer colour and bold clothing, lean toward pastel and softer tones. Bright colours tend to attract attention away from the face and may be reflective. Avoid wearing bright pink, bright green and fluro etc.

No Logos or Busy Prints/Patterns
Logos and Prints prove to be a distraction. In the case of digital portraits, small patterns in clothing can cause distortions to appear in the photographs.

Make Up, Hair & Nails
Professional H&MU can make you feel fabulous for your portrait session. If you are confident and happy with applying your own make-up absolutely do so. Please ensure that Nails freshly painted and are a suitable palette to suit your clothing.


To help you with the process of selection and colour matching, lay clothing on the bed, include shoes and accessories to ensure that your eyes are not drawn to any item in particular, solid colours & a balanced palette help to avoid this.


Your session can include both your partner & children to capture family photographs, we then focus on Mum & Bump. Wardrobe and styling are an important part of your Maternity Session. We offer beautiful gowns from across the globe so you feel like the goddess that you are! Please wear smooth, nude, seam free underwear, please see our recommendation here. Fabulous Hair & Makeup is also available at discounted rates through our preferred artists, please let us know if you are interested in some added pampering.

Gown Selection is very important, but please know that all studio gowns will fit you, hug your body in all the right places - and you WILL want to take it home and live in it. A list of gowns will be sent to you during your session preparation.

Please click here for gown selection.


Simple, solid colours work well for newborn portraits. Some of my favourite newborn photographs are solid black outfits. This showcases baby and your faces against any backdrop beautifully. You will be photographed from your hips up, please keep this in mind when making your clothing selection. 

We also offer a selection of Maternity Gowns in the studio that Mum is welcome to wear for family newborn portraits. 

Family Newborn Session Brisbane Laara Dean Photography