Having your newborn pictures taken is a very exciting time! They change so quickly and lose their "newborn" so fast! I always get quite a few questions, so I thought I would answer some of them here for you!
How old does my baby need to be for their newborn pictures?
A lot of photographers want you to have your newborn session within the first 10 days of life. I am not one of those photographers.
My approach to newborn photography requires very little posing. This means that the baby doesn't need to be super sleepy for their session with me.
Babies are perfect, that's a fact. I am happy to do your newborn session anytime up until they're 3 months of age. They do change quickly in the first weeks of life, just something to keep in mind.
When should I schedule my newborn session?
Most of my clients will reach out while they're still pregnant. For a newborn session, we use your due date as a tentative date since we really never know when they will come. I then wait for you to communicate to me that the baby has been born. That is when we discuss dates that works best for you. However, it is never too late to reach out. If your baby has already been born, contact me and I will get you on the schedule.
To me, perfect newborn poses and specific ages aren't important. What is important is capturing your baby surrounded by love. Newborns are perfect exactly how they are and I will never put your precious baby in any awkward or unnatural poses. The process of hiring a newborn photographer should be pleasant and seamless. I can't wait to capture your family during this special time.