Finding out that you are going to have a baby is such an exciting time in life! There are so many changes that will be happening. There will be lots of things to learn and do to prepare. How to take care of yourself with a growing being inside of you...all of the doctor appointments to watch your little nugget grow... so much anticipation to meet the baby.... will it be a girl or a boy, what will he or she look like... And the list goes on.
One thing that tends to slip the minds of new mommies to be... planning for Newborn Photography.
When should your Newborn Photo Session be booked?
It is important NOT to WAIT until BABY is BORN! Photographer's tend to have busy schedules and newborn photo sessions take more time than a regular photo session. For that reason, a Newborn Photographer may only schedule a certain number of Newborn sessions per month. If you wait until the baby is born, you may not be able to get in to see the photographer in time to capture those precious sleepy poses.
A newborn session ideally should be done in the first 3 weeks from birth. I like doing them around 10 - 14 days. I find that the babies do very well at that time. Their skin seems to be less splotchy and they tend to have adjusted some to their feedings. The parents are also a little more comfortable with baby by this time.
So, when should the Newborn Session be Scheduled? It is best to schedule around the Second Trimester.
I hold the baby's photo session spot by adding the due date to my calendar. Once baby arrives, we set the exact date and time for the session.
I will be posting more information on Newborn Photo Sessions soon to include:
Why should I schedule a Newborn Session.
How to choose a Newborn Photographer.
How to prepare for the session and more!!
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If you are interested in more information about scheduling your Newborn Photography Session, feel free to contact me by clicking here.
I am also currently booking In Studio Mommy and Me Sessions and Easter Mini Sessions with Live bunnies..for details click here.
Have a Happy Thursday!!