Also, it is good to think beforehand whether you`d like some undressed pictures of the baby, or half-dressed, wearing just a diaper? Some parents are comfortable with the idea, the others are not as much. It is totally up to you.
I usually find a diaper a bit distracting, especially with the newborns, when the size may not be even small enough. But if you`d choose to have your baby wear something, consider having something to cover the diaper (pants or a skirt).
Usually, when we are talking about newborn pictures, it is mainly about the baby, however, I am always happy to take a few pictures of the whole family, or with big sister or big brother (or both!)
At the same time, there is a whole separate area of newborn photography involving the parents, mom or dad, or both. I usually recommend to wear dark clothes for these types of shoots, but being at home, you`d have all your clothes to choose from, and I am happy to make suggestions.
So if you are planning to be in the picture, it is great to think about hair and make up beforehand. Some foundation and powder, a bit of mascara and lipstick will be helpful for the mom to feel confident and beautiful. Even though it may seem a very low priority during the first couple of weeks after baby`s arrival, it really helps to get confident!