When to book
Newborn sessions need to be booked as far in advance as possible, preferable when you are at around 20 weeks pregnant. I know some of you can be a little superstitious and therefore don’t want to book in until baby has been born, THIS IS OK as I may still be able to fit you in at short notice, so please contact me within the first 2 days of baby being born as there is a very short window of opportunity to get these type of images done. I provide all the props which are used throughout the session, please do not bring your own as refusal to use may offend.
Why? Newborns' under two weeks old tend to be very sleepy and easy-going. If they are fed and warm, babies don’t mind that they are not being held during the photo session. As newborns get older, they start to mind these things! They want to be held at all times - and preferably by an adult. Another reason that babies are best photographed within the first two weeks is they look more like newborns. They curl up with their legs tucked under and their tiny little hands like to be up by their face. As newborns get older, they stretch out and don’t like being confined so much.
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