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What to Wear for Newborn Pictures: Finding Your Perfect Shade of White.

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We’ve all been told that white is one of the most flattering colors for photos. And as a Savannah newborn photographer, it’s true. The right white will give you the most stunning skin tones on camera. It’s crisp, classic, and a no-brainer, right? Not so fast. For a lot of women, wearing white can actually be really tough to pull off in a flattering way.

The biggest issue? Not understanding how white comes in different undertones that can either complement or completely wash out your skin tone. See, white isn’t just white – it has subtle bluish, pinkish, or yellowish casts that can make or break the look.

If you’ve got a cooler complexion with pink or reddish undertones, a stark, bluish-white will be your BFF. But throw on something with warm, yellowy undertones and bam – you can look completely drained of color. The opposite is true for warmer, golden skin tones that glow in creamy, vintage-inspired ivory but look sallow in icy cool whites.

Even we neutral ladies have to be careful – bright Arctic whites can make us ashy while richer ivory brings out gorgeous warmth. It’s all about finding the perfect white family for your unique undertones.

So before you snag that simple white dress for newborn photos, do a little shade investigating first. Snap some selfies in different whites, holding them right up to your face. Zero in on which tones make your skin look multi-dimensional and radiant rather than flat and washed out. Once you find your flawless white match, you’ll definitely understand why it’s such a photo-ready pick!

And if you find yourself still unsure but love the way white looks on camera lean for a gorgeous white dress with a subtle pattern like this one.

Katrina Barrow Photography has been serving families in Savannah, GA, and Bluffton, SC, for over 10 years, specializing in gorgeous newborn and family portraits. Their studio offers a carefully curated client closet featuring an array of on-trend yet timeless dresses designed to flatter the postpartum figure. From romantic puff sleeves to waist-defining silhouettes in gorgeous fabrics and prints, moms will find plenty of gorgeous “grand millennial” inspired options to make them feel beautiful.

During their newborn session, clients have the opportunity to try on pieces from the closet until they find that perfect dress – one that accentuates their best features and compliments their newborn’s angelic glow. Katrina Barrow Photography’s goal is to make every mama feel confident, comfortable, and pampered from start to finish as they capture this fleeting stage forever in stunning portraits.

With nearly a decade of experience, this renowned photography studio continues to set the standard for artistry and client experience in coastal Georgia and South Carolina. Families are encouraged to contact the studio about availability for their due date to lock in their newborn session.

I’m Katrina


Welcome to my little corner of the world. I am Katrina Barrow, owner of Katrina Barrow Photography. In this little space, I share my favorite portraits from sessions, tips on motherhood, interiors, travel and more.  

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