Why Newborn Photos Need To Happen Within The First 14 Days


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.

Within the first fourteen days, baby will spend most of his or her day asleep, curled up in their mothers 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.

I always encourage expectant parents to book their newborn photography session around the time of their 20 week scan. Due dates are never set in stone so we will pencil in a provisional date and adjust when baby decides it’s time to make an appearance.

My newborn photography sessions, along with my baby photoshoots and cake smash sessions take place in my home studio in Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim.

If you are seeking a newborn or baby photographer in Sligo, Fermanagh or Donegal; my studio is ~30 minutes travel from Sligo Town, Enniskillen and South Donegal towns Bundoran and Ballyshannon. I can also travel to your home to take your newborn photographs if you would prefer and offer this newborn photography package throughout Ireland. If you’re interested in booking a newborn photoshoot or just want more information on how the process works, please get in touch.

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