When is the best time to take newborn photos?
This beauty was 5 weeks old at the time of her session and she was the most relaxed, chilled out baby I could ever hope for. Just look at that gorgeous thick head of dark hair ❤️.
With older newborns, you can truly get the best of both worlds. They may not be as tiny as a brand new baby who is less than 2 weeks old, and may or may not be as curly and flexible either, but 9 times out of 10, I can still get them to sleep for a few sleepy shots, they can still be wrapped and placed in props just like a little newborn and they are a little more aware of their surroundings so there are more possibilities of capturing eye contact, which is always a winner in the newborn photographer’s world!
I photograph babies of all ages and love them all. There’s never any guarantee that any baby will be a sleeping, posing superstar. The best time for a newborn session is the time when YOU want to have one.
Babies grow so fast in those first few weeks, some parents want to capture baby at their tiniest, with these wrinkly tiny features who fit snuggly into the palm of Mum or Dad’s hands, while others want a more awake, chunky baby where they hope to capture their emerging personality.
My Short & Sweet packages are designed for babies of any age.
My Simple newborn packages are best done for babies 6 days old up to 8 weeks but I find 5 weeks and under is the best age if you would like to try and capture my typical style of baby photography.
My Classic sessions, while best done before baby is 3 weeks old to get the true curly poses in hands style, they can still be done up to 5 weeks old quite successfully.
For my full pricing and more information on my newborn packages, please visit my pricing page at