To achieve really cute poses, baby needs to be sleeping soundly and he/she should be photographed within the first 14 days of life! After 2 weeks of age, they tend to be disturbed more easily while sleeping and it is not as easy to get the true newborn poses and look. Baby acne can also start to flare.
I always encourage parents to have a portrait taken with their new baby. These can make for some very tender images and I feel, as a parent myself, these moment you will cherish forever.
I always say to new Mums... I know that you may not feel like yourself right after giving birth, but I strongly encourage you to have a portrait taken with your new baby while they are still so young. As a Mum myself, your little one will grow up and want to know what he/she looked like and what Mum looked like when they were born. I will photograph you in flattering angles, so please don’t worry. Worst case scenario is that you don’t like the image and never look at it again, but at least your child will have this moment documented.
If you have older siblings that you would like photographed with your newborn we will do these shots first. Cream, ivory or white (without patterns or logos) is recommended for older siblings. The more texture the better (knit, lace, etc). They’ll be barefoot, so no need for shoes.
Due to the nature of the session we ask that your spouse/partner take the older siblings home or out for something fun to do while we finish up with the individual newborn shots.
Remember to get in touch before your due date, we can put it in the diary!
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