Top newborn photography hashtags for 2022.

To be successful in growing your brand and business as a baby photographer, you’ll need to capitalize on your social media presence to really grow your reach. It’s important that before you post or share any baby photographs you have taken that you make sure to ask permission from the parents that it is okay to share on a public platform. For curating captions, the use of hashtags are ever important in growing your baby photography business. 

lifestyle newborn portrait with baby on back, the focus on baby's feet

Hashtags are a part of everyday life, but here are a few tips to get the most out of how you’re using them:

  1. Check hashtags used in the Instagram Explore page: Using the explore page will give you an idea of what hashtags are trending. If your content can get onto the Explore page you will be sure to reach a much wider audience.
  2. Use the hashtag autocomplete feature: With Instagram, you can search for accounts, places, hashtags, audio, and top-performing content. When you start typing to find a tag, the Instagram search engine will populate similar terms that you can use to broaden the reach of your content.  
  3. Follow relevant hashtags: Yep! You can follow hashtags too, not just accounts. Check out the other hashtags being used on the content you follow for inspo.
  4. Use a social listening tool: Social listening tools are powerful and give you insights into more than just the best hashtags, like campaign hashtags, popular keywords, industry keywords, and so much more.

Baby photography hashtags.

Are you ready to share the cutest photos ever on your social media feeds? As you focus on growing your business as a baby or family photographer, it’s important that you share your incredibly cute baby photos paired with relevant and engaging content. Baby photography hashtags help drive traffic to your social media by pairing it with other content online with the same hashtag. Adding hashtags will also help by getting your photos on people’s explore pages on instagram. To help you, we’ve compiled a list of all the most popular baby hashtags you’ll need for your social media captions so you don’t have to. Enjoy!

Burrito wrapped babies.

Having a baby wrapped up or swaddled is a classic pose for your baby photography repertoire. For this photo, use cute blankets and focus on the color themes you can create. Try to grab pictures with the baby’s eyes open and other ones where they are closed. And make sure to hashtag that perfectly swaddled bundle of joy.

#burritobaby #burritowrappedbaby #babyphotography #babyphotographer #burritobabybelly #swaddleburritobaby #motherhood #burritobabyphotography #swaddle #swaddledbaby #babyessentials #instababy #babyphotographyinsta #perfectbaby #burritobabies

Laughing baby.

For cuteness overload pictures, a laughing baby will be top of the list. Most times, you will need help from the parents to get the baby to laugh and get some great pictures, but sometimes these moments can sometimes come organically too. These pictures will bring lots of joy in a single photograph.

#babysmile #baby #babygirl #cutebaby #babyboy #babylove #babymodel #babyphotography #babyfashion #babysmiles #babies #babycute  #babyclothes #babyphotoshoot #happybaby #babiesofinstagram #babylife #babylovers 

Crying baby.

While taking a photo of a grown adult crying, usually isn’t what you want as a photographer (unless it is happy tears), when it comes to babies these photos can actually turn out well! A crying baby can simply be a showing of emotion, the photo can be taken while the baby is swaddled or being comforted in one of the parents’ arms. Crying baby photos can often be both cute and sometimes humorous. 

#cryingbaby #baby #crying #babies #newborn #motherhood #babycrying #cryingbabies #cute #babycry #newmom #momlife #babymassage #hungrybaby #babyphotography #babiesofinstagram #newbaby 

Breastfeeding

Photographs of moms breastfeeding their baby are a great way to empower moms and to help remove the stigma around breastfeeding. As people continue to normalize breastfeeding in public places or use breastfeeding as a way for moms to develop connections with their baby, photographs of breastfeeding come with a new level of importance. They can be intimate or empowering photographs.

#breastfeeding #breastmilk #motherhood #breastfeedingmom #momlife #newborn #postpartum #normalizebreastfeeding #maternity #lactation #breastfeedingmama #breastfeedingjourney #breastpump #breastfeedingsupport #babyshop #newmom #breastfedbaby 

Baby at the hospital.

Sometimes, there are opportunities for you to be able to go inside the hospital after the mother has given birth and photograph these moments. Some mom’s will have a photographer capture the birth itself. These moments are precious and fleeting and truly an honor to be a part of, so be in the moment and be respectful as you photograph the first time the family meets their newborn.

#childbirth #labour #maternity #baby #maternityphotography #newborn #motherhood #maternityshoot #newbornphotography #momlife #maternityphotoshoot #breastfeeding #maternityphotographer #newbornphotographer #newlife

Baby theme: motherhood.

Photos about motherhood can mean all kinds of things – from portrait photos of a mom with her baby, to you photographing the mom in her home or doing everyday tasks. Lots of times these photos can be real with emotion or showcase what it means to be a mama. You can personalize the hashtag to the vibe of the photo and also be sure to attach some popular motherhood hashtags.

#motherhood #momlife #baby #mom #parenthood #pregnancy #newborn #mother #motherhoodunplugged #momsofinstagram #mumlife #mama #babies #babiesofinstagram #momblogger #maternity #breastfeeding #babylove

Baby photo hashtags.

Photographing the tiniest humans is both very adorable and can also come with some challenges – like how to make a connection with the family, lean on the parents as assistants, and make sure your photographs properly caption how important this moment is in a family’s life. Lots of practice and getting your name out there as a baby photographer are two important ways to help grow your photography business. And of course, social media and hashtags are both key components in helping you do that. So to help, we’ve compiled the top baby photo hashtags for you to use in your next baby photography social media post.

Baby in a basket.

Baskets are a simple and effective prop to use in your next baby photography session. They leave room for a lot of creativity in the kind of photographs you take, allowing you to play with the colors of the blankets in the basket, pairing them with what the baby is wearing, or also, any other props that you choose to put around the basket. Having the baby in a basket also allows you to take stand-alone pictures of the baby.

#babyinabasket #babygift #newbornphotography #newborn #newbornphotographer #baby #babyphotography #newbornbaby #handwovenbasket #newbornprops #newbornphoto  #newbornposing #basketbabies #newbornphotoshoot #babyphotoshoot

Holiday theme baby photos.

When sharing pictures from your holiday theme baby photoshoots, make sure you hashtag the holiday and some holiday-specific hashtags or references to Christmas, Halloween, Easter, etc. It’s also a good idea to have a bank of photographs for you to use leading up to these holidays to promote the baby photography pictures you can do. If you leave enough time, you’ll be able to give clients an opportunity to book these sessions.

#newbornphotos #babysfirstchristmas #firstchristmas #christmasbaby #halloweenbaby #babypumpkin #newbaby #easterbunnybaby #babysfirsteaster #babysfirsthalloween #babygift #holidaybabyphotography #christmasbabyphoto #babysfirstholiday #easterbunnybaby 

Kissing babies.

These include photographs of the mom kissing the baby, the dad kissing the baby, or both the parents kissing the baby. Kissing the nose and the forehead and those little cheeks! Kissing baby photographs should be aplenty. They are beautiful moments to capture between the baby and the parents, making for excellent photographs to share for your next social media post. 

#babykiss #kissingbabies #baby #kiss #babyboy #babylove #babygirl #babyphotography #babycute #babies #momdadandbaby #babykisses #babylife #family #beautifulbaby

Baby and siblings.

Of course, sibling pictures are a staple in baby photography, when there are older siblings that is. Depending on how old the sibling will be will help you determine the kinds of pictures you are going to be able to take between the two. Make sure you be specific and hashtag things like #bigsister or #big brother in your caption.

#familyphotography #family #familyphotographer #littlebrother #littlesister #siblings #love #sister #sisters #brother #brothers #siblinglove #brotherandsister #sisterlove #familytime #brotherlove #siblingslove #brothersisterlove

Candid baby photographs.

Candid photographs of the baby or the baby interacting with the parents can make for some special moments captured through your lens. You’ll have to have your camera at the ready to be able to catch these candid moments. Another good tip to help you photograph excellent candid baby moments is to make sure that the parents are comfortable with you and in front of your lens.

#candidbaby #candidbabyphotos #babiesofinstagram #babies #babylove #maternityphotography #newbornsession #babyshoot #babyphotographyl #newborn #newbornphotography#newbornbaby #newbornshoot #babylove #babyphotographer #babiesofinstagram 

Baby and pets.

Pets are often large parts of the family, so including them in your baby photoshoots is perfect. And of course, these photographs make for excellent social media posts. Everyone loves a baby and a cute dog. Try hashtagging the type of dog and some more generic baby and puppy hashtags.

#dogsandbabies #dogs #babies #babiesanddogs #babiesofinstagram #dogsandkids #dogstagram #puppylove ##dogandbaby #babyanddog #pets #dogslife #cute #weeklyfluff #bestfriends #labrador #kidsanddogs #doglovers 

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