Newborn photography is typically done withing first 2 weeks maximum. There are a few very good reasons for that.
The baby is easy to curl up in the womb shape and pretty much any shape
Baby sleeps long periods
Colics haven't flared up yet
Baby acne is not yet around
Baby hasn't discovered stretching yet
All of the above turns the other way around with older babies photos and respectively it gets almost impossible to achieve the sweet curly poses. Not all is lost though as here comes the opportunity for a lifestyle photo session where baby is frankly left to do how they feel and I am capturing the best faces and poses I can get. An example below.
I am sharing here a beautiful photo collage of a young 4 weeks old lady who was a nightmare to put to sleep and I could only change her in 2 set ups with small variations in the baby outfit but look at that smiles. Mum and dad just asked me to print these baby photos in 60x40" for their bedroom.
The cons are big but often I get expressions which are only existing for a brink of an eye.
Newborn photo sessions are held in my home studio in New Eltham, Gleenwich London. For lifestyle session please contact me to arrange
What are your pros and cons photographing newborn and older babies?
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