How to Create a Beautiful Newborn Photoshoot Background on a Budget

There are a few different ways you can create a beautiful and unique newborn photoshoot background on a budget. Let's talk about them!

If you’re a new parent, one of the first things on your to-do list is likely to be booking a newborn photoshoot. After all, those early weeks and months go by so fast, and you’ll want to capture your little one’s precious moments on camera! If you’re looking for some ideas on how to create a beautiful backdrop for your shoot, I’ve got you covered. In this blog post, I’ll show you how to create a stunning newborn photoshoot background on a budget.

Why is The Background Important for Newborn Photography?

The background of your newborn photoshoot is important for a few reasons. First, it will help to create a cohesive look for your images. If you have a consistent background, it will be easier to edit your photos later on (trust me, you’ll thank yourself for this when you’re sorting through hundreds of images!). Second, the background can help to set the mood for your shoot. If you want a warm and cozy feel, you might choose a background with rich, earthy tones. Or, if you’re going for a more whimsical look, you might opt for something light and airy.

either way, taking the time to plan out your background will pay off in the end!

How Much will It Cost?

The cost of your newborn photoshoot background will depend on a few factors, including how elaborate you want it to be and whether you’re DIYing it or not. If you’re crafty and have some supplies on hand, you can probably get away with spending less than $50.

Creating a DIY Newborn Photoshoot Background

One of the best things about newborn photoshoots is that you can really get creative with your background. If you’re crafty, you can even DIY it! Here are a few ideas to get you started:

-Hang a tapestry or piece of fabric from a doorway or window. This is an easy way to add some color and texture to your background without spending too much money.

-Use a large piece of cardboard or foam core as a base, then cover it with wrapping paper, fabric, or even paint. You can get really creative with this one!

-Set up a small table or stool in front of a window and drape a piece of fabric over it. This is a great option if you’re short on space.

-If you have outdoor space, take advantage of it! Set up your newborn photoshoot in your backyard or on your front porch. The natural light will be beautiful, and you’ll have plenty of room to work with.

What Kind of Background Should I Use to Get The Best Picture?

Now that you know how to create a beautiful newborn photoshoot background on a budget, you might be wondering what kind of background you should use to get the best picture.

Here are some tips:

  • If you want your baby to be the focus of the picture, use a solid color background. White is always a good choice, but you can also choose other light colors like cream or pale pink.
  • If you want to create a more dramatic picture, try using a black or dark gray background. This will make your baby stand out and look more dramatic.
  • If you want to create a background that is both beautiful and unique, try using fabric or paper. You can find these in a variety of colors and patterns at your local craft store. Simply drape the fabric over a chair or hang it from a doorframe to get the perfect shot.

How to DIY a Simple White Backdrop

One of the most popular looks for newborn photography is a simple white backdrop. It’s clean and classic, and it really lets your little one shine. If you’re looking to DIY a white backdrop, here my recommendations:

  • Hang a white sheet or piece of fabric from a doorframe or window. If you don’t have anything white on hand, you can always bleached muslin fabric.
  • Use painter’s tape to secure the fabric in place. You don’t want it to move around during your shoot!
  • If you’re using a sheet, make sure there are no wrinkles in it. Iron it beforehand if necessary.
  • Set up your backdrop in a well-lit area. You don’t want any shadows falling on it.

How to DIY a Patterned Newborn Backdrop

If you’re looking for something a little more unique, try creating a patterned backdrop. This is a great way to add some personality to your photos. Here’s how:

  • Choose the fabric or paper you want to use. Again, you can find these at your local craft store or search for them online.
  • Hang the fabric or paper in place. You can use tape, tacks, or push pins to do this.
  • Create your pattern. You can do this by draping the fabric over furniture, using stencils, or freehand painting.

Once you’re happy with your design, take some pictures! Be sure to remember that you can always edit them later if you’re not satisfied with the results.

How to Create a Digital Backdrop Using a Green Screen

If you’re really looking to get creative, you can even create a digital backdrop using a green screen. This is a great way to add some fun and unique elements to your pictures.

Here’s how to DIY:

  1. Set up your green screen in front of a well-lit window or door. You want to make sure there are no shadows on it.
  2. If you don’t have a green screen, you can use a green sheet or fabric. Or you can buy one online. I would say a good price for a green screen will be around $30.
  3. Hang the green screen in place and secure it with tape.
  4. Set up your camera on a tripod and position it so that it’s pointing at the green screen.
  5. Turn on your camera’s live view mode so you can see what you’re shooting.
  6. Start taking pictures! You can use a variety of props and poses to create different looks. Try to limit yourself to a few props, because you can get carried away in this kind of newborn photography. Trust me, you don’t want to filter through a hundred pictures of your baby with tons of different accessories!
  7. Once you’re done, upload your photos to a computer and edit them using photo editing software. You can use green screen software like Adobe Photoshop or iMovie to change the background. Or you can search for free online green screen editors.

My recommendations for beautiful backdrops you can do using a green screen:

A beautiful sunset, A sandy beach,A field of flowers ,The sky on a clear day, The Disney castle (you already know I’m a Diseny fan…), A pirate ship or even Christmas themed background.

Choose your Style and get Going!

As you can see, there are a few different ways you can create a beautiful and unique newborn photoshoot background on a budget. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start taking some pictures!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Happy shooting!

About The Author- Jessie Williams

My family means everything to me, and photographing is my greatest hobbie. In this blog, it all comes together. I’m happy to have you here and give you a glance to my world :)

Jessie Williams