When Should You Do Newborn Photography?

Jun 6, 2021

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.

About Stuart Hasson Studios

I want to scream this from the Mountain Tops: PORTRAITS ARE IMPORTANT!
As I get older, this feeling reveals itself so often.  We say it WAY too often; “I wish I had just one more, better, current, great (whatever) picture of my Dad, sister, best friend or child… and now I’ll never have it.”  It doesn’t have to be that heavy,  but the feeling is the same.  Portraits are Important.

This image reminds me of when I could jump off the porch and still walk 🙂
We were in Falmouth, ME with a client family creating wonderful images with my retired Hasselblad (film) camera.  I’m back there now (in my mind) and I can smell the warm sea breeze, hear the kids laughing and the parents putting up with my dumb jokes.  I was on top of the world.

This picture is about 30 years old but it brings me back every time I look at it.  THAT’s why I’m a photographer: To help people REMEMBER all of the good things in their Life!

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