The ideal age for newborn photo a session is between 5-14 days. When babies are this new they spend a lot of time sleeping, even more so in the morning hours. During this time most babies will still curl into the squishiest of poses. Around two weeks old most babies go through a growth spurt. They begin to stay awake for longer time periods and start to stretch their little arms and legs out, making it less likely to get the adorable squishy poses.
I suggest booking your newborn session 2-3 months in advance to ensure you have a spot when your baby arrives. If you baby is due in the fall season I suggest booking even sooner. Due to some babies coming early and some coming late, I only book between 6-10 newborns per month. I hold time before and after so the parents are guaranteed a space no matter when their baby arrives. If you are late at scheduling and have already had your baby that’s okay! I occasionally have last minute openings due to babies coming early and late. I have also photographed newborn sessions up to 8 weeks old. It’s never to late to capture your sweet baby.
If you have scheduled your newborn session in advance all you need to do is let me know within 24-48 hours of baby’s arrival. Don’t worry about what to bring I have all the outfits and props your baby will need for their first photo session. (all you need is Milk and Paci) When it comes time for your newborn session you will receive tips on how to prepare baby for the session.