How old should my baby be for a newborn photoshoot?

I typically take newborn photos in the first month after the baby is born, but this timing is flexible with my natural style of newborn photography because your baby doesn’t need to be asleep to create beautiful memories. You typically get more sleeping photos in the first two weeks after birth, so we’ll want to schedule your newborn photoshoot soon after birth if you’re hoping to capture your baby in that tiniest sleepy newborn stage. Or if you have your heart set on a mix of sleepy and bright-eyed, expressive newborn pictures, I recommend scheduling your newborn photos for around 3-4 weeks old. Some of the babies you see in my newborn portfolio are even 5-6 weeks old due to scheduling issues related to the pandemic, extra time spent in the hospital after birth, or families who reached out to schedule their newborn photos after the baby was born. There’s no such thing as missing the so-called “newborn window” for photos in my book!

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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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