March 30, 2020

Older Newborn Photos

Older Newborn Photos

In the past few weeks we have faced huge changes in our daily lives.  As a photographer, shutting down my business is heartbreaking.  Yes, photos can be pushed back and postponed.  But there are some photos like maternity and newborn photos that are time sensitive.   For years, I have preached to my clients that we need to get babies in during their first two weeks of life.  If at all possible, I have scheduled newborns between days 8-14 for years.  Day 8 has always been my personal favorite.  Now parents are worrying about getting newborn photos at all.  I don’t know when life will get back to normal.  I hope and pray sooner than later.  But I wanted to share one of my favorite newborn sessions of all time.

5 Week Old Newborn Photos

What exactly is an older newborn?  Well, in the photography world, it’s typically a newborn older than 2 weeks.  Typically each week past 2 weeks gets more difficult, but it is still possible. I can still pose a newborn up to 5 or 6 weeks old, and potentially even older if they were born early.  These ages can be based on baby’s due date instead of birthdate.  Sklya came to me when she was 5 weeks 1 day new, and she was a dream to photograph.  Isn’t she beautiful?

 Older Newborn Photos

Wrapped Newborn Poses

Usually the most difficult poses are naked poses.  Most babies love being wrapped and swaddled.  We can get prop poses and images like these for babies up to 3 months old.  I can’t promise that your baby will sleep like Skyla did, but we can do these even if baby is awake.

 Older Newborn PhotosMommies, I know this is a stressful time.  The last thing I want you to stress about are your babies photos.  So whether they are 5 days, 5 weeks, or 5 months, you will get beautiful photos.  I am counting down the days until I can snuggle with these sweet babies again.  If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact me.

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