How old should my baby be for their newborn session?

These are 2 questions I often get asked and people are always surprised by my answers! The best time to PLAN your newborn session is at the beginning of your third trimester of pregnancy. The main reason for this is to secure your time slot.

I am often booked out up to 2-3 months in advance so you need to get in early to make sure you don’t miss out. The other reason is to allow enough time for us to plan your perfect session. I don’t just shoot the exact same images for everyone. I like to ensure we have discussed colours and props and worked out a plan.

I can’t tell you how many people contact me after they have given birth and want to book in…I often have to turn them away as I am booked out.

The best AGE for your baby to be for their newborn session is the real shocker for most people. Between 5-12 days. This is a VERY small window. The reason this is the best age is your baby is still very curly allowing us to get those gorgeous newborn poses.

They are also still very sleepy which makes the session run smoother. You can still get cute photos once they are over this age, however you generally get less images as bubs is much more awake and alert. You will also miss several gorgeous curly poses.