Newborn photography is something I passionately believe every family should invest in. Of course, I’m biased. But when I was preparing for the arrival of my baby; booking his newborn photos was on top of my list.
A baby is only truly new for such a short period of time, which is why any newborn photographer will recommend booking your photos before they are 2 weeks old.
Within the first fourteen days, a baby will spend most of his or her day asleep, curled up in their mother’s arms with their legs tucked in, fists curled tight and eyes closed. It’s all of these delicate characteristics that your newborn photographer will capture for you to remember.
Beyond this time, babies will become more alert and much more difficult to pose as they begin to move and wriggle making it tricky to capture beautiful poses and features.
Being a mum, I know how precious, hard, wonderful and tiring those first two weeks are. And having a newborn photoshoot is not a priority for everyone.
If you’ve missed the opportunity to have newborn photos taken, and you still want to capture your baby whilst they are teeny tiny; a baby photoshoot is an ideal alternative between newborn photos and first birthday photos.
By 6 months, most babies are sitting or attempting to reach this milestone. They’re also very expressive and their little personalities are starting to come through. They’re starting to fill out and their little dimpled hands, rolly thighs and chubby cheeks are undeniably cute. It’s for all of these reasons that I offer baby photoshoots for 6 to 9 month olds.
From about 6 months of age, your baby reaches the milestone that is sitting independently. They’ve also mastered so many other skills such as grasping and have become much more social, meaning we can capture gorgeous images of them learning and playing through a baby photoshoot.
I offer baby photos, along with my newborn photography and cake smash sessions, in my home studio in Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim.
If you are seeking a newborn photographer in Sligo, Fermanagh or Donegal; my studio is ~30 minutes travel from Sligo Town, Enniskillen and South Donegal towns Bundoran and Ballyshannon. I am also available for a limited number of at-home newborn photography shoots across Ireland where we can capture your newborn photos in the comfort of your own home.