WHEN IS THE BEST AGE TO HAVE A PROFESSIONAL BABY PHOTO SESSION?

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HAVING A BABY OR JUST HAD ONE?

IS THERE A BEST AGE TO HAVE A PROFESSIONAL BABY PHOTO SESSION?

If you are planning on booking a baby photo session, and having some beautiful professional photographs taken, you want to make sure you get it right!

SO WHAT IS THE BEST AGE?

Ideally, the best age to have a baby photo session is within the first 14 days after birth. Generally at this stage, your baby is very sleepy and still flexible enough to be photographed in those cute little poses.  For me, I like photographing babies from day 6 onwards, as it gives breast-feeding mums a chance to establish feeding.

However, I am not one of those photographers who refuse to photograph any baby over 14 days.  Sometimes, it is not always possible to bring the baby within the first 14 days.  You may have an extended hospital day, mum may be recovering from a caesarean and can’t drive…etc…  So, I tend to allow up to 4 / 5 weeks for the baby photo session.  

With the Covid pandemic over the last year, I found with the constant closing and opening of the studio, I had many babies come for their session up to 8 weeks, and being an experienced photographer who has worked with may babies and ages, they all received gorgeous images of their baby!

It’s important to stress, that to capture your baby photo session within the first 14 days, you need to ideally pre-book your session.  This will guarantee availability, as I only book a certain number of due dates per month to allow room in the diary should your baby not arrive on their due date – which is so common as only 5 percent of babies arrive on time!

So, to answer the question of what is the best age to have a photo session, I would try and get your session booked in the first 14 days, however, please do not worry if this is not possible, as I guarantee we will still get nice pictures!

To find our more about my newborn baby photo sessions, please take a look at my newborn page here

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