Post # 1
- Wedding: June 2017 - City, State
We’re expecting our first baby and I was wondering if anyone didnt get newborn photos done and regretted it? I don’t want this to be my first bad mom move hahah I personally don’t really like them and would rather save our money to do a family shoot when the baby is around 6months. Not only will he have more personality and the photos will be the three of us, but they’d also be in perfect timing for Christmas cards! I’m interested in hearing if you found your newborn photos to be a must have or didnt regret skipping them? Thanks bees!
Post # 2
AWEEEEE i dont have any babies yet, BUT, omg I think I would do this. Just not spend a bunch of money on it. My sister did it with her iphone and amazing lighting, and the photos came out so precious, they looked professionally done. She layed him on a white comforter and had a lovely grey scarf under and wrapped around him. *heart eyes*
Then just do a real professional shoot with fam after 6 months. 🙂
Congrats on your baby!
Post # 3
milkandcookies : we skipped them and I don’t regret it. It’s not like we don’t have photos of her as a newborn, they just aren’t “pro” and overly staged. If they had offered them in the hospital I might have done it, but honestly there is no way I could have gotten my shit together to do them once we came home. I couldn’t even get my shit together to take a shower or put on a shirt most days for the first couple weeks.
Post # 4
Didn’t get them, don’t regret it. We did a family session in the fall for our holiday cards though.
Post # 5
Personally I’d save it up for when when they’re at least 6 months to a year old.
Newborn photos tend to be really staged (obviously) and the babies often don’t even really look like themselves yet (is that weird to say?). Pro photos are way better when the kids have a bit of personality and you can get some action type shots of them being their silly baby selves.
(I don’t have kids yet so I didn’t vote, I’m basing this on photos of my nieces and nephews)
Post # 6
We did our first when he was 1 month and our second when she was 4 months (more like family photos). I haven’t scheduled anything for our third so at this rate it will be a kindergarten photo shoot! No regrets!
Post # 7
Did them, definitely don’t regret it. We’re currently pregnant and doing them again.
We do family photos yearly though, so it wasn’t a major “out of the ordinary” expense for us. We are doing both maternity and newborn.
Photos are something I NEVER regret spending money on. They’re very important to me.
Post # 8
Got them from the hospital and loved getting them so much we paid 20 or so dollar so we can get them from JC Pennys without having to pay the sitting fee for 2 years. Now we get pictures every 4 or so months when my mom visits and love them. I LOVE looking back at the pictures and seeing the progression as he ages!
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2012 - Iowa
I got a black Friday deal with my first, so newborn pics were under $100.. they were super cute, but 4 years later we don’t have them up anywhere/don’t use them.
I purchased my own DSLR and 50 mm lens, and took DD’s pics myself. Not pro-quality but they turned out pretty good, were free, and I’m able to continue taking photos of my kids for free.
If you don’t do pro pics, I would still try and take your own, they’re only tiny little babies once!
Post # 10
We got them done and I don’t regret it at all.
The most important ones to me are the ones with all 3 of us though. I mean at 10 days pp I wasn’t really into taking too many photos of myself, but our photographer managed to make me look good lol. So I’m glad I have those to look back on instead of the hot mess candid photos where I look exhausted.
If it was /just/ photos of the baby I could maybe do with my own photography…
Post # 11
We did a newborn family photo shoot in our home and I am so happy we did! No regrets at all.
Post # 12
We are definitely doing it but a friend is doing it for us for cheap. We will do more legit 3 month photos with our wedding photographer when we go home for Christmas.