Is My Baby Too Old For Newborn Photos?

8 Week Old Newborn Photoshoot | Studio Newborn Session

an 8 week old baby boy wearing a blue and white striped romper laying on a white backdrop and looking off toward the window light on the left to show off his baby mohawk during a newborn photos session

”Is my baby too old for newborn photos?” is a question I often get asked when new parents reach out after their baby is born for newborn photos. And the answer is ABSOLUTELY NOT! I specialize in natural, lifestyle newborn photography. So the age of the baby is very flexible because the baby doesn’t need to be asleep to place them in poses. All we need is snuggles and lots of love to create beautiful memories that you’ll cherish forever!

Meet Baby Justin, Captured at 8 Weeks Old

To illustrate how beautiful newborn photos are with a slightly older baby, I’m excited to share some adorable photos from my recent newborn session with baby Justin. Justin was 8 weeks old when his family came into my Natural Light Studio for his newborn photos. And he was an absolute dream!

a new mom holding her baby boy against her chest as dad hugs her from behind and kisses his sown on the head while the baby looks directly at the camera during a newborn photos session

Sweet Smiles & Moments of Connection

One of the things I love most about doing newborn photos with a slightly older baby is the way they interact with their family. Those extra few weeks make a huge difference in how well the baby can see and focus on their parents’ faces. And every time Justin saw his Mommy and Daddy, he lit up with smiles! There’s nothing quite like capturing some of your baby’s earliest smiles on camera so you can treasure them forever.

new parents laying on a bed with their 8 week old baby boy and smiling down at him as he looks up at his mom and laughs
a black and white backlit picture of a baby boy laying on a white bean bag with his parents kneeling on either side of him with their arms around him as they smile down at him during a newborn photos session
a picture taken from above of an 8 week old baby boy laying on a white backdrop with his parents' heads framing him as he smiles up at his mom

Adorable Baby Expressions

Slightly older babies also tend to be more alert and expressive when they’re awake. Capturing babies’ sweet expressions is one of the reasons I’m drawn to natural newborn photography. Justin was wide awake and expressive for our entire session, and I loved every minute of it!!

an 8 week old baby boy wearing a blue and white romper laying on a white backdrop and gazing up at the camera during a newborn photos session
an 8 week old baby boy snuggled up against his dad's chest as the looks directly at the camera with a pouty face during a newborn photoshoot
an 8 week old baby boy wearing a blue and white striped romper laying on a white backdrop and sticking his tongue out during a newborn photos session
a new mom standing with her baby boy cradled against her as he rests his head on her shoulder and gazes directly at the camera during a newborn photoshoot
an 8 week old baby boy with mohawk hair wearing a blue and white striped romper laying on a white backdrop and looking directly at the camera during a newborn photo session
a new mom laying on a bed with her baby boy and smiling down at him as he looks directly at the camera

Newborn Detail Photos

Mom told me she had her heart set on capturing some tiny newborn details in our photoshoot. And details shots are still just as beautiful with a slightly older newborn. Those teeny, tiny fingers…

a close up macro picture of a newborn grabbing onto his mom's finger during a newborn photos session

…and eyelashes…

a close up backlit profile picture of a baby boy's face with a focus on his eyelashes taken during a newborn photography session

…and toes…

a backlit close up picture of a newborn's feet with a focus on his toes taken during a newborn photos session

Justin also had the most adorable baby mohawk I’ve ever seen, so of course that demands a special spot in his newborn photo album too!

a close up picture of a baby boy's head with a focus on his cute mohawk hair taken during a newborn photography session
a close up picture of the back of a baby boy's head with a focus on his hair

Beautiful Newborn Movements

I absolutely love backlit shots to capture babies’ movements. And these movements are beautiful with a slightly older baby like Justin. Babies start learning how to control their arms and legs very quickly within the first couple months after birth. Just chilling out, laying on the bean bag and kicking his legs, he’s about as cute as he could possibly ever be. No posing necessary!

a black and white backlit profile picture of an 8 week old baby boy laying on a white bean bag and lifting his legs in the air as he smiles up at his mom during a newborn photos session

Is My Baby Too Old for Newborn Photos?

So if you’re one of those new parents who finds themselves wondering, “Is my baby too old for newborn photos?” I hope sweet little Justin has helped to reassure you that it’s not too late to capture those early memories you’ll treasure with your new little love even if your baby is more than a couple weeks old!

new parents sitting on a bed holding their baby boy in their arms and smiling down at him as he looks at the camera

Looking for Newborn Photos for Your Baby?

I’d love to help you capture some of your family’s early snuggles with your new baby! Kristin Brockman Photography offers natural light studio and in home newborn photos for growing families. For more information, you can check out my Newborn Portfolio and Newborn Session Details. You can also check out my Featured Photo Sessions, to see the full gallery of images from a few of my newborn sessions and reach out if you’re looking for a newborn photographer.

If you have any questions or want to inquire about my availability for newborn photography, please email me at kristinbrockmanphotography@gmail.com.

Kristin Brockman Photography is a natural light newborn photographer based in Pottstown, Pennsylvania who serves clients in the Greater Philadelphia area. She specializes in natural, family-centered newborn photos focused on capturing genuine and authentic moments. 

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Kristin Brockman is a Professional Newborn, Maternity, & Family Photographer specializing in natural, family-centered lifestyle photography for newborns, pregnancy, and families serving clients in the Greater Philadelphia area including but not limited to the Main Line, Malvern, Wayne, Media, King of Prussia, Collegeville, Harleysville, Pottstown, Phoenixville, Kennett Square, West Chester, Exton, Downingtown, Reading, Gilbertsville, Boyertown, and Allentown.

 

 

 

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