Having a baby is one of the most joyful times in our lives. We all pray for healthy babies that wail with the best of them-So happy and surprised to be in a new world. However, things do not always go as planned. The reason can range from health issues, bad weather, and financial circumstances. Whatever the case, You should asked yourself two things: When is the best time for you and your family to be photographed. Your personal family situation and personal preferences matter. Secondly, 10 years from now- what do I want to see in my images, and what do I want to remember from the moments. ( More on what do I want to remember in another blog post.) Let's look at the benefits of both.
Within the first 2 weeks of life: The benefits include a flexible and hopefully sleepy baby. Many of the cute poses you see on the internet come from "flexible" babies. It is very important to photograph your baby during this time if you prefer some of the trendy newborn poses. Family portraits are generally taken at this time. One of the challenges during this time is convincing Moms to be photographed during this time. Depending on their delivery, they may not feel like being photographed.
There are so many instances when the parents decide to wait till 3 or 6 months to have their newborn baby girl or boy photographed. During this time, there is more personality visible in the images. It creates very engaging image. The family portraits can be photographed at this time as well. Of course, Moms feel more like themselves and want to be photographed with their baby.
Lastly, one of the most important thing that must be done is to choose your photographer. Photographers, all of us, have a certain style to our images. None of them are better than anyone else's, we are all individuals and that comes through in our photography. So just make sure when you choose your photographer, that you consider their style. Many of us a booked 6-8 weeks in advance; therefore, whenever you choose your baby photographed, contact your chosen photographer as soon as possible.
Congratulations on your new baby! I have included some images showing baby boys and baby girls at different ages below. More images can be seen in my baby to children gallery.
family portrait taken within the first two weeks
Smiling baby boy taken at 5 months of age
Sister Love- Sibling portraits within 2 weeks of birth
Baby boy with Dad at 5 months of age
Sisters- a sibling portrait taken within the first two weeks
baby boy family portrait taken within the first two weeks
Baby girl with family portrait taken with HOURS of birth- East Alabama Hospital, Opelika, Alabama
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