Little Emily came to visit for her first official baby photos. She was a little old to count as a newborn (it’s crazy to say that while she is still so tiny!) as she was a little over four weeks old but she’d had a bit of an extended hospital stay and so this was the earliest that she could get in for her pictures.
Ideally to get those sleepy newborn tucked up poses, we would look to take newborn photos between 5 and 10 days old. Much past the two week point it gets tricky to get your little one into a deep enough sleep to be moving them around (you do get a bit of extra time if your baby was an early arrival). That’s not to say that there aren’t great photographs to be had of your baby past this magic two week point but they’re likely to be a bit different than the newborn ones. Still, although there was a big portion of the session was wide awake and bushy tailed, we did manage to soothe and settle her down enough to grab some sleepy shots as well – bonus!
A newborn photo shoot is best when your baby is between 5 and 10 days old as this is when they are at their maximum sleepiness and poseability to capture those dreamy shots. For this reason, I definitely recommend that you book when you are pregnant as this is one less thing to worry about scheduling when you’ve just got home from the hospital. We make an appointment for your due date plus 7 days and then adjust it as needed.
My newborn shoots include your three favourite digital images which you select from your online gallery a few weeks after your photo shoot – I don’t make you attend a sales or viewing session. Sessions take place in my warm and cosy studio in Crawley Down and cost £95.