OLDER NEWBORN PHOTOSHOOT
older newborn photography
(Age: 2 to 8 weeks)
Older newborn sessions capture your baby’s 1st few weeks with a set of beautiful baby and family portraits. Preserving your unique and special memories. The early days can feel a little crazy adjusting to your new life with a baby so it is very normal to waiting to bring your baby into the studio.
What is the difference between a newborn photoshoot (6 to 14 days)
versus an older newborn shoot (2 weeks to 8 weeks)?
For newborn babies within the 6 to 4 days Newborn Sessions, babies are usually more comfortable moving into the different poses. A newborn baby this age with a full tummy and no wind can sleep and moved around quite easily and does not mind being posed in a variety of cute newborn positions.
However, older newborn babies with the 2 to 8 week time period, feed more often so their window of sleep is shorter as a baby this age have longer periods of being awake. Older newborns are starting stretch out and don’t enjoy being wrapped up too tightly.
Why should I consider an older newborn photoshoot?
Your baby will be tiny once-in-your-lifetime and is changing very quickly. This is unfortunately the reality of a newborn baby. Preserving these memories of this unique time in your life is captured in exquisite newborn photography.
Older newborn babies are so adorable as their eyes sparkle and their personality flows through their images. You will obtain images of your baby in good lighting awake or possibly asleep, posed in bowls and wearing specially made outfits. I encourage family images for this age as this is such a wonderful opportunity to mark this beautiful time in your life together.
A baby led approach to Older Newborn Photography
Every session is approached with your babies happiness and contentment being the top priority. I will pickup from you and your baby what your baby’s preferences are. For example many babies do not like to sleep on their tummys.
I will never force your baby into a position that they are not comfortable in. In order to capture your baby the way you know them, it is really important to keep the session calm and relaxed.
Do we discuss the older newborn shoot before the day?
Absolutely. This is very important so I can understand your hopes and wishes for your shoot.These are your images and my aim is to copture images of your baby and family that you are going to love looking back on forever.
I need to understand what you like and don’t like for your baby. Colours and Props for your images will be discussed. Family and Sibling Images are always included. What to wear for these images is helpful for your preparation.
At the studio, I have a huge selection of gorgeous blankets in soft, neutral and a variety of colours. Freshly laundered before each session.
Usually I work with colours that work lovely together and will achieve a cohesive look throughout your image gallery thus making your time easier when creating an album or possibly a printed wall collection.
Can we include sentimental items in our baby photos?
Special crocheted blankets by granny or a special toy or any special item can brought tot he studio. I always ask if you share an image of of this before you come to the studio so I can plan to co-ordinate it within on the setups.
These are your images of you memories. Sentimental items are always welcome.
Do I need to bring clothes for my baby to wear at our older newborn session?
You don’t need to bring anything for your newborn baby to wear during the session – just an outfit to take them home in afterwards.
During the session, I will use blankets, wraps and specially created outfits you’ve chosen from my collection to wrap your baby and keep them comfortable and secure.
What do we need to bring with us?
At the studio I have some of the things you may need like a changing mat, feeding pillow, nappy bags and water wipes. So you don’t need to bring these things unless you want to.
The things that I recommend are:
Nappies – bring more than you would normally just you baby is having a day where they are going through more nappies than usual.
If you are bottle feeding, bring a few extra feeds that normal as we may need them.
If you are using a dummy, please bring it a long because this is very, very useful to soothe your baby while moving between shots.