Nine months later… baby’s here! It is the perfect opportunity to immortalize the first days of this new life. For sure, these pictures will follow your child forever and will be a pleasure to look at as the years pass.
The perfect time to do a photo session of a newborn is 2 to 3 weeks after the birth. In fact, the baby still has flexibility at this time and can easily reproduce the fetal position taken in the mother’s belly. The baby spends more time sleeping than an older one, and so it is easier to get peaceful poses.
Of course, we also can take pictures later (up until three months old): the baby will then be sharper and start exchanging looks with mum and dad, which can bring a hint of complicity to the pics. Beyond this age, it will be better to wait up until the baby is six months old, simply because of teething, which happens between four to six months and makes your baby’s cheeks a lot redder.
In a word: the period for the photo shoot depends on the type of photo you wish for! If you want to book a session, please contact me early enough so that I can make sure I’m available: ideally, you can write me approximately two months before the birth of your child, then we can decide on a final date when the time comes, if necessary.
The photo session will take place as followed: first, we will have a short briefing during which I will advise you on the poses and attitudes to adopt, then we’ll take pictures of the baby alone (portraits, nap, details…) and finally, pictures together with the parents and the siblings.
You can pick between two types of sessions:
• The indoor Lifestyle session: I come to your place but without artificial lightings. We will play with the natural light and your environment to have soft portraits and spontaneous shots that look like you.
• The outdoor Lifestyle session: together we will choose an outdoor location to have pictures taken in the open air (to be planned according to the weather forecast).
If you are not used to posing, I will know how to make you feel comfortable. The photo sessions happen in a good atmosphere and we will take the necessary time to make you feel confident in front of the camera. A classic session lasts around 2h: you will then receive about twenty high-definition digital shots via a secure download process.