Photos by Bur'den highlights the relationship between parent and child in stunning pregnancy and newborn photos.  By using creative camera angles and abstract shots, we make the experience and resulting pictures unique and one-of-a-kind. High Key Lighting can also be used to add a dreamy look. Our maternity pictures and baby portraits, available in Grand Rapids, Michigan, provide you with lasting memories of that special time and capture the essence of the new life. Contact us today to schedule a session!

Tips for Newborn Baby Portraits


Maternity Pictures and Baby Portraits in Grand Rapids, Michigan

  • 7 Months along is a prime time to do maternity pictures.

  • Consider wearing makeup. Generally in photographs, the rule of thumb is the more makeup the better.

  • Bring meaningful props such as baby shoes, blocks with baby's name, blankets, ultra sound photos, etc.

  • White or light-colored lace tops with a camisole or undershirt really accent a new mom-to-be. 

  • Bring several clothing options so we can choose the best ones (solid, plain colors are always best), including an all white or all black outfit.

  • Consider including dad and/or siblings in a few of the maternity pictures.

  • If Dad and siblings are going to be in the maternity photos, make sure you bring solid-colored clothing options for them also.

  • ​​Maternity pictures can be taken in our studio just North of Grand Rapids in Belmont, MI. If you have a memorable location in mind in the Grand Rapids area, we can also come to you!

Tips for Maternity Pictures

We capture meaningful photos of your pregnancy and newborn baby
  • The ideal time to take newborn baby portraits is when they are 1 to 3 weeks old
  • Feed baby right before photo shoot. A well fed baby is a cooperative baby.
  • Keep in mind, many baby portraits  are sleeping photos at this stage, but babies are very poseable
  • We can come to the hospital after your baby is born, or to another location of your choice in the Grand Rapids area.
  • If you choose to have your baby pictures done in the hospital, we can bring soft drop cloths and wraps.
  • Cute props include hats, headbands, stuffed toys, baskets, booties, new baby clothes, and other memorable presents from relatives.
  • Bring several clothing options so we can choose the best ones (solid plain colors are always best), including a  white top which is good for mom, and white t-shirts and jeans for dad and siblings.
  • We provide studio lighting, & high key lighting (when in the studio), and utilize natural lighting at other locations.
  • In the studio we have baby wipes, blankets, heated toys, heating pad for your baby’s comfort.