London Baby Photographer: How old should my newborn be for their newborn photography session?


How old should a newborn be for their newborn photography session?

Newborn photography sessions are best done when baby is 5-14 days old (but I do them up to a month old). Ideally it is best to do them at this time as newborns of this age are very sleepy and sleep very deeply. They are also very bendy and poseable! This means that most sessions done at this time are easier and smoother for baby as we want baby as happy as possible during our newborn photography sessions!

As a new parent who just gave birth and is suffering through sleepless nights and getting to know baby it can be very daunting to schedule a newborn photography session from 5-14 days old. Many ask, why can’t I just do it around a month to two months old? As we want a newborn session to be safe, ┬ástress-free and as comfortable as possible for baby, we do it when they are sleepiest and this is from 5-14 days old. I have many 5-14 day olds sleep through our entire session! After a few weeks old baby’s body changes quickly and they aren’t as curled up like in the womb and therefore doesn’t feel comfortable doing the cute poses you see online!