What if I missed the first 2 weeks to make newborn photos for my baby?
The best time to take newborn photos is 5-15 days after the delivery. Being that fresh newborns are very sleepy and curly. This allows to pose them without much disturbing and take beautiful photos. Usually newborn photographers are booked early in advance. Sure you can try to drop in and find a time slot at a short notice. But I highly recommend booking while you are still pregnant. It can be a rough date based on your due date. We'll confirm the date later once the baby arrives.
But what if you missed the first two weeks to take newborn photos? Don’t worry! It’s still absolutely possible to take newborn styled photos even if your baby is 2 months old! Being a newborn photographer I can definitely say “yes”! I have photographed dozens of newborns, I know! We might have more photos with open eyes but it’s even better, right? As a newborn photographer, I have my own tricks and tips. This makes the photo session stress-free and easy-going for all - the newborn and the parents. I have some peaceful relaxing music on, setups ready to be used, smooth workflow. All these little things help to relax and enjoy the photography process.
Once you arrive at my home studio we are ready to start. If the baby is sleeping I’ll gently wrap him and we’ll start with the 1st setup. If the baby is awake I’ll still wrap him or her, position in the props, and we’ll start with open eyes photos. Actually these photos will be really cute and unique as most of newborn photos are sleepy! So we’ll take most of it. I always follow the baby and keep him/her comfortable and happy. After we have enough photos with the 1st setup, we’ll switch to another one continue the photo session. Depending upon how it goes you might need to feed the baby and make him/her sleep, it’s ok. Keeping the baby happy during the session is very important. I’m very patient and can wait while you change, feed or comfort your newborn.
During the session we can use up to 3-4 different setups, outfits , and accessories to vary the photos. I love to use fresh flowers for decoration. You might want to browse through my gallery to have an idea. If you have any preferences on the colours, setups - let me know as I’m open for any ideas. We can also customize your newborn photos. Adding a unique hand-made piece of decoration will make the photo session the-one-in-the-world. It can be a flower or a tiny angel with your baby’s name. After the photo session you can take it home wrapped in a beautiful craft box. It will be your family treasure, an amazing beginning of another family tradition. Check my post for more details on this.
So, to make it short - taking newborn styled photos is possible even if your baby is a little bit older than 2 weeks. I photographed babies up to 9 weeks of age as a newborn and I love this!