At approaching 9 weeks, Henry here was quite a lot over the age limit that I would normally recommend for a traditional newborn session. At this age, they are much more engaged with their surroundings and much more prone to waking once moved (not to mention quite a lot harder to get to sleep in a studio environment that they always find very interesting to stay awake and look at!).
Still, if you have missed the magic 2 – 3 week window, then all is not lost. There are still some great photographs that we can create and generally speaking with a little bit of patience, feeding and cuddling (the babies, not me!) then we can usually get some sleepy shots at some point during the session.
I’d still recommend the perfect age for a fully sleepy (and potentially unclothed) session as being 10 – 14 days but it’s a very hectic time when you’ve had a new baby so don’t panic if you’ve gone over this limit. Just get in touch and I’m happy to talk through some different options for you.
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.