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Is two weeks too old for newborn photos? Northshore, MA newborn photographer explains.

Updated: Jun 29, 2023

Photographing newborns typically takes place in the first 6 weeks since birth. The ideal time frame for newborn photos is within the first 10 days. In my experience as a New Hampshire newborn photographer is that babies sleep better between sets before the 10 day mark, making it a bit easier to capture all those adorable poses that make our hearts melt

Those of us who specialize in maternity and newborn photography understand that ideal sweet spots don't always work for our clients and that's O.K! The importance is capturing these beautiful baby bumps and baby portraits so you can preserve them for generations to come.

Booking a newborn session does not require you choose your session date. It is best to book your session prior to baby arriving to guarantee your photographer has an opening. This will allow you to choose a style and allow your photographer time to order any additional newborn props or maternity gowns for their client closet. At Vanessa Keo Photography located in Merrimack, New Hampshire clients call us when baby is born and we then schedule our session. Limited sessions are available monthly to guarantee our clients are scheduled within the first 3 weeks of birth.

With that being said, all babies are different! Some babies are sleepier than others, some would rather remain wrapped through the entire session and others are wide awake through most of the shoot. That is partly why newborn sessions cane take up to 4 hours. Soothing and getting baby to sleep peacefully is about 75% of the shoot in most instances. Our number one priority at Vanessa Keo Photography is that baby is safe feels comfortable.

Do you live in the New Hampshire area and are interested in newborn or maternity photos?

Vanessa Keo Photography specializes in newborn and maternity photos in Merrimack, NH and surrounding towns including but not limited to Bedford, NH I Amherst, NH I Nashua, NH

to submit a booking inquiry with New Hampshire Newborn Photographer Vanessa Keo click the link below.

If you would like to some breastfeeding tips to implement before the day of your session check out fellow photographer Leann's blog post on breast feeding tips for a happy baby


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