Newborn Photography, for me, is a bit self-descriptive. It’s pictures of a new born child. Pretty simple WHEN you should do it, right?
Not so fast. I get calls way too often from a new mom who tells me that she “just” had her baby and wants to get pictures taken. ‘Fantastic! Congratulations!!’ is my usual response, followed by, ‘how old is your little one?’ Mom replies something like ‘ 8 months’ or ’16 months’ or ‘ 92 months’????
(When are you supposed to start using Years and drop the Months?… I digress ☺)
When I hear this, my heart just breaks because of all of the lost opportunities.
Your baby changes SO quickly during their 1st year. Even the changes during their 1st month are so significant! It’s a bit disappointing when I’ve missed the chance to help moms remember all of the wrinkles and chubbiness.
When should I photograph my Newborn?
For most of us, Newborn photography takes place within 10 days of your baby’s birth. They’re ‘new’, right! They’ve just been born. So to qualify for Newborn photos, all you need is a baby who’s just been born.
The best way to get started creating images of your baby is to realize that your baby is perfect RIGHT NOW! To WAIT for this to happen or that to happen is ludicrous. You’re waiting for your baby to be perfect for photos just passed… oh, wait, here’s another opportunity… Oops, there it goes! I hope you understand that your precious little one is perfect in every way RIGHT NOW! She’s changing every single day so please don’t wait. In a month from now, you’ll see. He was right. I’m so happy that I didn’t wait!
At Stuart Hasson Studios, we’ve got all of the things you need to make great portraits of your Newborn… except your newborn. So let us know what’s important to you and we’ll help you hang on to your wonderful memories.