Planning your perfect newborn photo session
Becoming a mom is one of the most exciting and overwhelming times in a woman’s life. From the first ultrasound, you can’t wait to meet your baby! One way to capture this special time is by booking a newborn photo session with a professional photographer. But when is the best time to book this session? Let’s look at what you need to know before you book.
When Should I Book?
It’s best to schedule your newborn session as early as possible, preferably before your due date. This allows for some flexibility if your baby arrives earlier or later than expected. Once the baby has arrived, it’s ideal to shoot within 1-2 weeks of birth. During this window, babies are typically sleepy and curled up, which makes it easier to capture the sweet poses that parents love. The baby is also less likely to be affected by colic or other issues that may cause fussiness during the session. After two weeks, babies are more alert and their sleep cycles become more unpredictable. While this doesn’t mean you won’t get beautiful photos after two weeks (you certainly can!), you’ll likely have better results if you book the session before then.
During Your Session
During your newborn photo session, I will focus on capturing images of your sweet baby. The session will include parents’ shots as well. The posed shots will be taken while the baby sleeps – usually swaddled in stretchy wraps and/or props such as buckets or baskets.
Allow extra time for the session. Newborn sessions can take anywhere from 2-4 hours depending on how cooperative the baby feels that day! It’s important to remember that all babies are different and may need more breaks than usual throughout their session. Sometimes they may only stay asleep long enough for a few poses while other babies can sleep through an entire session! It’s important that everyone remains calm throughout the photo session so that your little one feels safe and secure – patience is key!
Carefully Choose Your Photographer
When selecting a photographer for your newborn session, it’s important to make sure they have experience working with infants and understand how fragile they are. Additionally, check out reviews from past clients so you can get an honest assessment of their work and customer service before committing to them as your photographer.
Scheduling a newborn photoshoot is an exciting part of planning for welcoming your newest family member into the world! To ensure you get those perfect poses during your session, it’s important to begin planning well in advance so that you have enough time to find the right photographer as well as to book within those first 2 weeks after birth. With patience and care from both parents and the photographer, you’ll be able to create lasting memories of this once-in-a-lifetime experience!
New Jersey Newborn Photographer
Hi! Thank you for checking out my work here at my website and blog.
If you love these photos, and you are looking for maternity or newborn photographer in New Jersey I would love to begin planning your session. To see more of my maternity and newborn portfolio please click HERE and get in touch with me if this is something you would love for your family.
I’m currently booking maternity and newborn sessions for 2023. If you are in New Jersey area and would like to reserve your maternity or infant photos for 2023, I would love for you to contact me here.
~Ekaterina Vachino Photography,
Maternity, Newborn, and Family Photographer located in Freehold, NJ.
Serving Central NJ, Monmouth County, Ocean County, Middlesex County, Mercer County as well as other parts of New Jersey upon request.