I’m not going to lie to you, in these photos Thomas is sleeping like an angel but he didn’t half make me work to get him there.
In fact, there were two photo shoots as although we did get some sleepy shots in the first one, I did feel that there was more we could do so we reconvened a couple of days later to finish off the set. It’s very rare that I reschedule a session but in the case of Thomas, I just felt that something was bothering him on the first session that would pass (OK let’s not sugar coat it, it was probably wind) and we’d get better results if we tried again on a different day. His Mum agreed and so came back to visit me and I’m so glad we did, as he was a wonderful little model.
So if you’re worried about scheduling a newborn session in case your baby won’t settle or cries, then don’t. They probably won’t settle at points and they will almost definitely cry at points. It’s pretty rare that a baby turns up asleep, stays asleep through the session and leaves snoozing in their car seat. Still, we have plenty of time in a session to feed, cuddle, rock, burp, walk up and down and generally employ all the tricks we can think of to get your baby into a lovely dreamy sleep so we can capture them at their newborn best.