(Closed) FYI to expectant moms about newborn photos

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Ps dont wait forever for the photographer who will do a “newborn” shoot with her! Tomorrow morning dress her in something cute, set her by a window and snap some pictures with natural window light. Non pro photos are better than no photos and you don’t want to miss out! You can do this while you continue your search for a pro to takbetter photos asap πŸ™‚

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

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@roxy821:  i do all types of people photography and i can’t imagine telling a family that their chid was too old! i did newborn shots at 3 weeks and yes, while the baby is more alert, i’m still happy to do them for the family! before 10 days is ideal, but i guess i’m more lifestyle than posed shots, so i go with whatever the family is doing and usually at their house. hopefully you find someone that works for you!

Post # 19
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I agree with LB Photography. Just find someone who will do a general portrait session. I do photo shoots for any age– although I do always recommend we do newborns in that 7-10 day window when possible. But just because it isn’t ideal to do an older baby certainly doesn’t mean it can’t be done! Just means the baby might be a bit more awake and unpredictable. 

Post # 21
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Busy bee

I photograph newborns. I don’t book newborn sessions until the baby is born.  Births are unexpected and never due on due dates.  I only photograph them within the first 10 days of birth. I book on short notice. My clients never have a problem contacting me ASAP once they have the baby to set something up. I go to them, to their home so they don’t have to take the baby out doors. Make sure you look for a photographer that provides that option.  the first 10 days is the best, the baby sleeps the best within those days and the photographer is able to get those sleeping poses that every mother loves to get.  πŸ™‚

I don’t do outfits either, just hats, bows, Ties for boys, Diaper covers…I like to photograph them at their purest. 

ETA:  the type of photography I do, I don’t photograph between the ages of 2 weeks and 3-4 months, or until the baby is good and comfortable on “tummy time”.  The reason is because it’s difficult to pose babies and they don’t really do much but lay there.  I never really liked the turnout of these sessions, so I never book them. That’s just a professional opinion.

 

Post # 22
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I also photograph newborns.  I can’t stress enough to pregnant women that they need to contact a photographer at least 3 months before they are due.  That’s not the fault of the Mom, most don’t know that’s how it works. 

But ya, I won’t photograph newborns any more than 14 days.  And anything more than 10 is really really pushing it for me.  There are instances where a 14 day old sleeps better than a 4 day old, but it’s rare.  It’s a lot smoother when the baby is a couple of days old so they sleep most of the time and are nice and moldable for the cute poses everyone sees on pinterest.

 

Post # 23
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Busy bee

@KateByDesign

 

I had a 2 day old on Saturday. It was a perfect session!!!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚  I agree though, anything after 10 days is pushing it. 

 

Post # 24
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@jmaze:   I’m jealous! The youngest I’ve done is 4 days.  I can’t get a brave enough Mom to let go of her baby any sooner!

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Thanks for the advice.  I booked someone today who was thankfully open the week after my due date.  : )

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