You might ask yourself while pregnant what age is the best for newborns to get their pictures done? When I first started in newborn photography I thought the newer the baby the better. I would’ve had people come from the hospital if it was up to me. I had a lot of cranky, fussy babies and decided to change things up and see if something else worked better. Turns out I love the older babies and think sessions move smoother when they are a little further out from birth, here’s why!

Moms are more in a routine, and if it’s their first baby they are more settled in their new role as a mom. They come more rested, relaxed, and confident. If mom is breastfeeding, delaying pictures could mean her milk production is more regulated, which could mean a more satisfied baby. If baby is a boy and had a circumcision that has had time to heal as well.

I usually like to schedule newborns when they are 12-21 days old. I have found they are more sleepy, less gasey, less hungry, less jaundicey, and moms feel more confident in leaving the home with baby as well. All the experience I have really does assist in providing the best experience for my clients.

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