Newborn photography has a very unforgiving window in which it can take place to get those sleepy shots. Of course, lockdown came along and derailed a lot of our plans in that regard and although it was lovely to catch up with folk when I was able to open up again, it did mean that the sessions had to be different to how we planned them.
However, even though an older baby is likely to be more awake (and wriggly!) for their session, there’s no reason why we can’t give the finished images a little of that newborn flavour. In this case, we incorporated my silk flowers that normally would surround a sleeping baby but look just as lovely with a wide awake one. Plus we get to see those beautiful eyes which is a bonus.
As a general rule, I recommend coming to visit for newborn photos when your baby is between five and ten days old and definitely within the first two weeks to capture them at their sleepiness.