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Can I still have a baby shoot with my 4-week-old?

Can you still have a baby photoshoot, even if your baby is no longer a newborn?

Sometimes there are reasons that you are just not able to get to a photography studio to get photos of your baby as a newborn. Many photographers will have a fairly strict time frame in which they photograph newborns. We also used to only photograph babies up to 21 days and then not again until 3 months. The problem was, that so many new parents got in touch a few weeks after baby was born as they just didn’t get around to it. Then we were turning them away meaning they were missing out on capturing beautiful images of their baby!

There are so many reasons that new parents might not make it to the studio in those first couple of weeks. Perhaps too overwhelmed to think about it. Maybe an unexpected extended stay in the hospital or too much pain to be moving around. Often C-section mums need slightly longer to heal too.

It is possible to have a baby photoshoot, even if your baby is outside of the newborn window of 21 days. You just have to be aware that the photos will look a little different and the session will run a little differently.

Baby photoshoot differences

If your baby is only just outside the first 20 days, it is likely the session will run similarly to a newborn session. However, they may be more alert and sensitive to touch meaning they are more awake. The older they get, the more alert they are so it is unlikely that you will get sleepy, curly poses. But you will get something just as memorable and beautiful. Open eyes, cute smiles, and those hilarious expressions that babies make. We can still create lovely family portraits and include siblings too!

In our signature neutral and earthy palette, we will create some beautiful images that you will treasure just as much forever!

The Newborn Love Experience

Our home studio is very relaxing and calm, a place often described as ‘spa-like’ by our visiting families. It is a cosy and safe space in which to create those family memories for you to add to the walls of your home. You are welcome to be involved in the shoot or take the opportunity to sit back and relax.

Baby Photoshoot Summary

  • It IS possible to photograph your baby even if they are outside of the ‘newborn window’
  • Your baby will likely be awake and wriggly so think eyes open and cute expressions rather than curly, sleepy images (sometimes even the older babies do fall asleep though)
  • The memories are still just as precious and you can truly enjoy those cute little faces for many, many years to come.

Please get in touch with us if you would like to discuss a baby photoshoot for a slightly older baby 🙂

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