Newborn baby – It was one of the most difficult newborn photo sessions I’ve ever done so far. This cute baby boy did not want to sleep at all. Furthermore, he cried most of the time and did not settle even for a one second unless he was held in Mum’s or Dad’s arms. His parents wanted all those nice and cute photos taken of their son but for the first 2 hours it was actually impossible. Seeing this, I offered them a lovely family photos taken and they agreed 🙂 It was the best decision ever! The baby was so nice and calm and enjoyed skin to skin contact with his parents. it was a real pleasure to take photos of such a beautiful family. Finally, after almost 4hrs of hard work he fall asleep and I let me take a few lovely photos 🙂
At the end I would like to say that AGE MATTERS! the age of the babies can sometimes make a difference in what type of poses you are able to position them in and whether they will like it or not. All babies are different, and it’s not to say that one baby will be easier to pose over another one merely based upon age, but generally speaking, the age of the baby can dictate how the session will run. Younger babies tend to go into certain curly poses much easier than older babies and don’t mind much about having their clothes off if they are kept warm.
Babies Younger than Two Weeks
Typically, I schedule all newborn sessions between five and ten days after birth. Although I will schedule newborns at any age, I strongly encourage parents to schedule newborn sessions when babies are at least under two weeks of age. At this age, newborn baby is more likely to curl up in “womb-like” poses, stay asleep longer, don’t mind being unclothed, and usually have their feeding schedules set to at least every two hours. So do not wait any longer and book your newborn session now!
Babies Older than Two Weeks
On occasion, I have clients who want to book a session with their newborn baby who is older than two weeks of age. That’s OK! I do not turn them away. I just inform the parents that newborn babies older than two weeks might not curl up as easily or like their clothes off. When I have a session with an older baby, I need to focus more on images of the baby dressed, awake, nicely tucked in a basket, or handheld shots. Not all parents are concerned about getting the early, curly poses. They just want photos of their baby. I let parents know not to expect those types of poses, but I’m you are happy to create beautiful portraits for them!