I normally recommend that newborn photography takes place while your baby is between 5 – 10 days old but if you don’t decide that you want a session until after your baby is born, that doesn’t give you a lot of time to get a session booked. This was just what happened when baby Evelyn was born and so we ended up doing the session when she was about four weeks old.
At this age, it is less likely (though not impossible) that you will get lots of very sleepy shots, shots tucked up on their tummy etc. They are harder to move when they are sleeping as, even at this tender age, they have already begun to engage with the world around them and like to know what’s going on. Saying that, I have had great sleepy sessions with ‘older’ newborns but you should know that it is a bit less likely to happen. However, there are still so many great images that you can get with them while they are awake and so you still end up with a full set of newborn images to remember this preciously short period with.
In an ideal world, I’d recommend booking your newborn photo shoot in the studio while you are still pregnant. We simply make an appointment for your due date plus 7 days and then adjust as necessary when your baby arrives. That guarantees your session (I do have to limit the amount of these sessions that I take on to make sure that everyone gets my fullest attention). However, if you have already had your baby, then I’ll try to accommodate you wherever I can so just get in touch and I’ll do my best to fit you in.
A newborn session includes your five favourite digital images to download and print, plus membership to my Joey Club baby photography club which is normally £39.95. This gives you three additional sessions in the first twelve months with your baby and a triple aperture wall frame at the end of the year.