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.
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.