Consider a Family Photo in Western Wear During Prescott Frontier Days

July is just around the corner, and in Prescott that means it’s rodeo time. During Prescott Frontier Days everyone brings out their western wear and dresses like a cowboy for a week or so. If you were raised in the Southwest, chances are good that there is a...

The new mommy moments…

Love is all around... When your a new mommy it is even more magnified!  I remember the morning I had my son, it was love at first sight.  I wanted to take it all in and hold on to that moment forever.   This is one of my favorite moments that I have...

Dance away

This past weekend we had the pleasure of photographing the action shots for the Summer Danceworks Recital at Yavapai College. It was such an experience! The girls that participated in this beautitful recital were just amazing! I haven't seen something like this...

Micro Weddings…A Wonderful Trend!

      “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ― Lao TzuDriving down a narrow winding road through the desert when the appearance of tall trees begins as I round another bend in the road.  I am in love with the...

Great themes for your engagement photos

Planning your engagement photo shoot in Prescott? You don’t have to wear solid colors and uninteresting clothes. These pictures should express who you are as a couple. Mix things up with a theme, and in Prescott, Western wear is a very appropriate choice. Aris...

Valentine’s Day family photo shoot

Valentine’s Day evokes images of romance and love. But Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovers. It’s a great time to express how you feel about your loved ones...your family! And what better way to celebrate than to capture your loved ones in a...

Behind the Scenes

This is a behind the scenes look at one of our baby portrait shoots at our studio in Prescott Valley, AZ. Sometimes babies need a bit of a break and a bottle to keep them going.  This little beauty was a real champ.  Even Carter needed a rest in between...

Great poses for your maternity photo session

If you are expecting and looking for the best way to capture that special time, here are four foolproof poses from Aris Affairs Photography that put all the attention on your upcoming joy. Whether shooting indoors or out, these recommendations can add variety to your...

Ideas for wedding ring photos at your Prescott wedding

Every couple wants to get special photos of their rings. This can include spontaneous photos during the engagement, as well as posed images at the wedding. Aris Affairs Photography offers some creative ideas for wedding ring photos at your Prescott wedding....

Why you shouldn’t choose the cheapest wedding photographer for your wedding

So your sister got married last year and they had a family member take their pictures because he only charged them $200. Unfortunately, there wasn’t  a single picture of the wedding that doesn’t look like just a snapshot. She can’t even look at...

Romantic marriage proposal ideas

Wondering how to pop the question? If you're planning a Prescott wedding but haven't let your loved one in on it yet, Aris Affairs Photography offers some romantic proposal ideas. We recommend putting your own spin on one of these thoughtful and creative marriage...

Suggestions for Creating a Professional Company Image for your Business

For the new, small or start-up business, it is always a challenge to get your name in front of your potential customers. And even though money may be tight, it is very important that from day one you start to build a positive image for your business. Aris Affairs...

Have Some Fun With An Easter Mini Shoot

Easter is just around the corner. Aris Affairs Photography invites Prescott residents to book an Easter mini-shoot now. Don’t let another year slip away without photographs to remember them by. Here are some ideas that might catch your fancy for your mini...

Professional photographic images for your business website

No matter who your customer is or what type of business you have, high quality graphics for your website are a must. Aris Affairs Photography has some recommendations that will enhance your Prescott small business website. All images are not free. Images on the...

Dance away

This past weekend we had the pleasure of photographing the action shots for the Summer Danceworks Recital at Yavapai College. It was such an experience! The girls that participated in this beautitful recital were just amazing! I haven't seen something like this...

Something New!

This was something new(well at least for me).  This bride new exactly what she wanted.  I tell my brides, if you know what you want and are specific, your pictures will turn out much better.  We had a really fun time capturing this shot!  And so...

Brides: Where are you getting ready? Clutter or no clutter

It’s your wedding day!  The day that you dream of your whole life.  You will marry your friend and companion and be made one. What does this day look like to you?  What do your pictures look like?  Is everything picture perfect or does it...

Prepare now for your holiday cards

Have you noticed that Christmas cards have turned into family portraits with a small seasonal greeting? Good or bad, this is the new trend. Yes, it is June, but now is the time to start considering those family photos. With social media, most of us have a way to watch...

Behind the Scenes

This is a behind the scenes look at one of our baby portrait shoots at our studio in Prescott Valley, AZ. Sometimes babies need a bit of a break and a bottle to keep them going.  This little beauty was a real champ.  Even Carter needed a rest in between...

Why you should have your next family photoshoot outside

Whether natural or artificial light, a skilled photographer can use any lighting condition to his or her advantage. A professional can produce beautiful photos no matter what lighting they use. However, most photographers will prefer a naturally lit scene if the...

The best newborn photo sessions

Jun 5, 2019

When is the best time, and how is the best way to get great photos of newborns? Aris Affairs Photography, family Photographer in Prescott, discusses the best newborn photo sessions.

When it comes to inquiries about our newborn sessions, we suggest you schedule a shoot before the baby is 12 days old. Couples usually ask us why, and we completely understand, but we assure you, we have important reasons for doing so.

Safety first 

When newborns are awake and moving muscles, it is not safe to pose them in many of the newborn poses that make your photos precious. To get those special and unique shots, your baby needs to be still and sleeping.

Day five is a perfect day.

Your baby is still used to being in the womb and will not mind while we’re curling them into those cute and lovely poses. They’ll be calmly sleeping while we carefully put your baby into mom or dad’s arms or onto our blankets.

As newborns get older, they get used to being out of the womb, and they will often wake up when being moved around. The shoot may then be more uncomfortable and strained from all the different poses we’ll be doing during the photo shoot.

After about two weeks, babies begin to move their muscles but lack control of movement. The pushing, twisting and stretching does not lend itself toward a cute photograph. Watching your baby explore movement can be wonderful, but it is usually not camera friendly. The movements will often be awkward, resulting in less than ideal photographs.

If you pass the 12 to 14 day window, it may be best to wait until babies are around four months old and are able to easily lift their heads and smile while lying on their bellies. Ideally a session within the first 12 days followed by another session several months later is the way to go!

Aris Affairs Photography, family Photographer in Prescott, hopes these tips for the best newborn photo sessions is helpful to you. As the time draws near for your baby to be born, call Aris Affairs Photography at 928-642-4049 to discuss your photo session.