Capturing the delicate beauty and innocence of a newborn is what we do best – from their tiny fingers and toes to their sweet expressions, we document all the parts that matter. If you’re expecting a tiny human soon, you may wonder when is the best time to schedule a newborn photography session. At our studio we believe in capturing your newborn at the perfect moment, ensuring that every photograph becomes an enduring legacy of their earliest days.
The Newborn Stage: Under Two Weeks Old
The first few weeks of a baby’s life, often referred to as the “newborn stage,” are an extraordinary time to capture those unforgettable images. We understand that this period can be overwhelming for new parents, as you adjust to your new roles and navigate the joys and challenges of early parenthood. It’s completely normal to feel tired and emotionally drained during this time. We understand your experience and strive to create a caring and nurturing environment during your newborn photography session.
We have extensive experience working with newborns and families. Each session is approached with a deep understanding of the delicate nature of this stage, ensuring that both you and your baby feel comfortable and supported throughout the process. We take the time to establish a connection with your little one, allowing them to settle peacefully or capturing their inquisitive awake time. Creating a calm and soothing atmosphere is of utmost importance so that you can relax and trust that your baby is in safest of hands.
We also recognise the importance of flexibility during your session. We understand that your tiny human’s schedule may be unpredictable, with feeding and sleeping patterns varying from day to day. We are skilled in working with the flow of your baby’s needs, allowing for breaks and adjustments as necessary. Our goal is to make the experience as stress-free as possible for you, ensuring that you can focus on enjoying these precious moments with your newborn while we capture the beautiful memories.
Some advantages to photographing your tiny human under two weeks of age are:
- Relaxed state: As those beautiful birth hormones are still present in your tiny human, your little one is more likely to sleep deeply and for longer in those early few days. As they become more accustomed to their new world, this subtlety changes as they become more aware and alert and therefore sometimes more difficult to settle.
- Preserved Details: In the first few weeks, babies’ facial features can subtly change as they continue to develop. Scheduling a newborn session within the first two week period allows you to capture their features in their most delicate and pristine state, preserving the unique characteristics of your newborn at this early stage.
- Reduced Baby Acne and Rashes: After the first two weeks, some babies may develop temporary skin conditions like baby acne or rashes due to hormonal changes or environmental factors. By scheduling a newborn photography session within the first two weeks you can avoid or minimise the presence of these skin issues in your little one’s photographs
- Minimal Disturbances: Within the first two weeks of life, your tiny human is still adjusting to the outside world and are more adaptable to new environments. They are less likely to be disturbed by unfamiliar settings, different sounds, or general movement, making the session a lot smoother for you and them.
By choosing us for your newborn photography, you can feel confident that you are entrusting your baby’s first portraits to someone that genuinely cares about your well-being and understands the unique challenges of this stage. We are here to support you and guide you through the process, providing a nurturing environment where you can feel at ease while we create unforgettable memories to last a lifetime.
Beyond the Newborn Stage: Post Six Weeks to Six Months
While the newborn stage is often the most sought-after time for photography, it’s important to note that capturing beautiful images of your baby is possible at any age. As your little one grows beyond the initial weeks, their personalities begin to emerge, and their interactions with the world become more pronounced. While the posed, curled-up poses may be more challenging to achieve, photographs taken post six weeks showcase the blossoming character and genuine expressions of your baby. These images are a testament to the unique journey your little one has embarked upon, capturing their milestones and joyous moments in a way that reflects their growing personality.
Although there is no “perfect” age for photography, as every stage of your baby’s growth holds its own beauty, and capturing those first days when your baby is under two weeks old allows you to remember those fresh days forever. If circumstances prevent you from scheduling a session during that time frame, we can still create beautiful portraits that reflect your baby’s unique personality and capture the love that surrounds them.
We understand the importance of creating a nurturing environment for both you and your newborn – we are here to support you every step of the way allowing you to relax and embrace simply being present during the session.
Contact us today to discover how we can create timeless and breathtaking newborn portraits that celebrate the remarkable miracle of life.