The best time to have a newborn shoot is typically within the first two weeks after the baby is born. During this time, newborns are usually sleepier and more flexible, making it easier to pose them and capture those adorable teeny tiny features we love about newborns. They also tend to have clearer skin and fewer baby acne or rashes during this early stage.
Within the first two weeks, the ideal time for a newborn shoot is usually between 5 and 10 days old. During this period, babies are still very sleepy and are less likely to be disturbed or fussy during the photo session. They are also more likely to still have their newborn features, such as their curled-up position and delicate, fresh appearance.
It’s also the best time to have their imprints done – when they are their smallest to remember those tiny hands and feet!
It’s worth noting that every baby is unique, and individual circumstances may affect the ideal timing for a photoshoot. Premature babies, for example, may require more time to reach the same developmental stage as full-term babies. Additionally, if there are any medical concerns or complications, it’s important to consult with a healthcare professional before scheduling a newborn shoot.
Ultimately, the goal is to capture those precious early moments of your newborn’s life, so it’s best to schedule the shoot as soon as you feel comfortable after the baby’s arrival. Discussing the timing and scheduling options with a professional newborn photographer like the team at Marie Ramos Photography can help ensure a successful and memorable photoshoot.