Newborn portrait….I loved taking photos of Betsy and her big brother. They were both fantastic! Betsy slept most of the time and she let me pose her beautifully. This little newborn baby girl was a pleasure to work with. She was so little and had a lovely chubby cheeks, just adorable! Betsy reminded me my daughter Amelia when she was just newborn, Amelia looked the same 🙂 I called her a LITTLE DONUT.
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!