Colors 

To convey this, we employ gentle, muted colors, like white, gray, beige and pastels. Avoid black and dark colours. We are looking to create soft lines, stay away from overly tailored outfits.
Textures A mix of  textures in the garments provides depth: linen, gauze, waffle knit, lace, chambray are all good. . Choose comfortable outfits for a relaxed, contented atmosphere. The informality contributes to the air of intimacy and closeness. 

Patterns

Small patterns work well, except for too-close thin lines and small checks. To create a balanced picture, mix prints with solids that pick up colors from the print and vary the textures. Florals are always pretty. Words and logos steal the focus, avoid them. 

For the mom

A long, flowy dress or jeans with a light top will look good. Don’t hesitate to wear your maternity jeans. Choose items that don’t cut or pull. 

For the dad 

Jeans or khakis and a button down shirt are fine. Roll up the sleeves, leave the shirt untucked. Or choose a henley, t-shirt or soft knit top. 

For the baby

Pick a white onesie, some swaddling blankets, accessories. I have beautiful newborn clothes that you are welcome to use. 

For the siblings

Comfortable clothes that coordinate with the rest. Give them options and let them choose, so they feel included.

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Here you can see an example of one In-Home  Newborn photo session in Portland, OR

Ready to book your family, Maternity, Couple or Wedding session? 

Feel free to reach out to me and secure your family, maternity, newborn, or couples session. We can chat about the perfect location and find a suitable date for you. I’m thrilled to be your photographer  — let’s capture some wonderful moments together! 

Preparation is Key

Reach out to me before the session, and we can discuss everything thoroughly to create a plan. Being prepared makes the day more relaxed, allowing you to truly enjoy the moment.

About Irina Smagina Photography

I provide photography services in Portland, OR, Vancouver, WA, and the surrounding areas, including Beaverton, Hillsboro, Oregon City, Sherwood, Gresham, Camas, Tigard, Lake Oswego, Wilsonville, and more. Specializing in lifestyle and natural photography, my goal is to capture timeless moments that will hold significance for years to come.

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