This is one of the questions I get asked as a newborn photographer the most and I hope this blog helps. Should you have any other questions or would like to go ahead and book a complimentary pre-consultation please contact me.
HOW OLD DOES MY BABY NEED TO BE FOR THEIR NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION?
To get the typical posed newborn images you see on instagram I recommend between 5-14 days. Of course your baby can be older, but just might not get in as deep of a sleep and is not as squishy anymore. We will still get beautiful images, but baby is the star of the show and calls the shots.
Just because baby falls into this timeframe does not automatically mean we will get all the poses as some babies do not like to be in certain positions due to gas for example. I will work with baby and we will create a beautiful gallery for you to choose from.
I do recommend trying to get the “newborn” shoot scheduled before the baby is three months old, just to capture that newborn sweetness after that I recommend waiting until they are able to sit and book a Milestone session to get the most variety.
WHEN SHOULD I SCHEDULE MY NEWBORN PHOTOSHOOT?
Most of my expecting parents inquire while they are still pregnant. I then book your due date on my calendar and wait for you to email me after the baby is born. At that time we pick a date that works best for you. However, it is never too late to reach out. So, if baby is already born, simply contact me to find out availability.
I can’t wait to capture your family during this special time.
North Vancouver Newborn Photographer specializing in Maternity and Baby photography. Serving: North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Vancouver and Burnaby