First of all, for those gorgeous sleepy baby photos you need to do the photos when your baby is less than 2 weeks old! That doesn’t mean that you can’t take them if your baby is older, but very young babies sleep very soundly and are happy to curl up and be moved. And besides, they grow so fast that if you want to catch them in that tiny state it’s to do it as soon as possible.
The best time to take the photos is usually the morning, by the time your little bundle of joy has kept you up all night, they are ready for a feed and a nice long nap! I recommend a feed just before leaving for the shoot and then a top up when you get here, so that they will fall asleep soon after arriving.
How long does it take? Well that depends on your baby, if he or she is very sleepy it will take about one and half hours. If your baby is unsettled it could take 3 hours, either way it doesn’t matter, we go at the baby’s pace and comfort, I love what I do so I can spend the whole day it doesn’t faze me (but I don’t think baby would be too keen!).
What if you have other small children and the thought of packing up the newborn and organising baby sitters or bringing them with you is just all too much to contemplate? For an additional fee I am happy to pack up my mobile studio and come to you, we just need a quiet, fairly spacious room in which to do the shoot.
In order to avoid disappointment it’s best to book your newborn shoot while you are still pregnant. That way you know that I have space for you. If your baby comes early (or late) it is easier to swap with someone else if we have an appointment reserved. It’s not so easy to squeeze you in with only a couple of days notice, and I won’t do more than one shoot a day, as you never know how long it’s going to take.
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