February 13, 2017
Traditionally, a newborn photography session takes place sometime before baby’s 10th day of life. During those first few days, newborns are usually very sleepy and cooperative when posing and swaddling for more styled newborn portraits. However, as a lifestyle newborn photographer, I’ve learned that an adjustment to that timeline for my newborn photography session can be a beautiful thing!
Because babies are considered newborns until they’re about 6-8 weeks old, I’ve found that scheduling a newborn session around 3-4 weeks of life offers a unique opportunity to catch your little one in a special in-between stage. During this time, they’re still very much a sleepy newborn, but also developing rapidly and exhibiting personality traits of their own.
While not traditionally considered a milestone as related to newborn photography, the 1 month mark is a wonderful time to schedule a lifestyle newborn photography session. Not only has your family had time to adjust to life with a new baby, your newborn is very alert when awake and developing some unique personality traits!
Adding a little space between your baby’s birth and newborn photography session can be especially meaningful for a family that is having their birth story documented with a birth photography session and/or a Fresh 48 photography session. Spacing out these sessions means we’ll see a wider variety of personality traits in your baby and be able to document the beginning and end of the oh so short newborn stage. It’s amazing how much babies change and grow in such a short period of time, and the value of your newborn photos will grow as your child does with each passing year. The difference a month makes in the life of newborn is truly remarkable, and you can see just how much this little guy changed since his birth day by checking out his Kennestone birth photography session here!
This lifestyle newborn photography session in Canton, GA offered the perfect complement to this family’s birth photography session, and I’m so thankful to have captured the early and later stages of life with this sweet newborn baby and his family!
I offer lifestyle newborn photography sessions in Canton, Woodstock, Holly Springs, Kennesaw, Acworth and the surrounding Metro Atlanta area. Contact me here to schedule a consultation and reserve your due date!
If you’re interested in having your birth story captured or scheduling a Fresh 48 session, I’d love to hear from you!
For more information about birth photography, be sure to check out some of my Birth Photography FAQs here!
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