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What’s the best age for newborn photos?

How old should my baby be for their newborn photo shoot?

As a Boca Raton newborn photographer I am often asked by parents what the best age for newborn photos is.

First let’s talk about the actual booking process. Since the arrival of baby is often unknown, when I schedule a newborn session, I note the due date on my calendar. I leave room in my schedule to make adjustments to the date because we all know babies come when they want to, not necessarily on their due date. I always make sure I’ll have available dates both a few weeks before and after your due date. Once baby arrives we will set the actual date for our session.

what is the best age for newborn photos
Posed image of newborn baby in bucket prop in the Boca Raton photo studio.

Posed newborn photo shoot:

When it comes to posed newborn photography. Under two weeks of age has become the acceptable time period needed to get those adorable curled up shots along with bucket and basket poses. The reason that posed newborn photographers recommend scheduling a session in the first two weeks is because newborns tend to sleep a lot more in those first two weeks. Sometime shortly after newborn babies will start having longer awake periods and tend to wake more easily when moved. Those first two weeks are the easiest time to get those precious posed newborn photos so many of my clients desire.

what is the best age for newborn photos
Posed image of newborn baby in potato sac pose in Boca Raton photography studio.

While i do typically schedule my posed Boca Raton newborn photo sessions within the first two weeks I have had success in photographing slightly older newborns for posed sessions. With many years experience as a newborn photographer I have put together a list of helpful tips that I send to my newborn clients. These are helpful for all newborns photoshoots whether under two weeks or slightly older and when followed help us have a successful posed newborn session.

best age for newborn photos in boca raton
Photo of three week old newborn baby at the Boca Raton studio.

Lifestyle newborn photo shoot:

Lifestyle newborn sessions are completely different from my studio photo shoots and baby can actually be quite a bit older. This is a nice alternative for those who missed the newborn studio window. Although having a newborn session in the comfort of your own home appeals to many. The reason an in home newborn photo shoot works well for an older baby is because instead of posed photos in props the goal of a lifestyle newborn session is to tell your family’s story. This means your home becomes the backdrop for your newborn session. I capture families snuggled up together, photos of baby in the nursery (you spent so much time decorating why not capture your baby in this special space) and in other areas of your home. With this in mind newborn baby can be really any age.

best age for newborn photos
In-home lifestyle newborn session with older baby.

check out these beautiful examples of newborn photo shoots: newborn girl in Boca Raton studio. In home newborn session with baby Harper

So getting back to the original questions… the best age for newborn photos will depend on the type of session you are looking for Whether you are looking for an in-studio or an in-home newborn photo shoot we can make sure we capture this amazing moment for you. Contact us here.

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Hi and thank you for stopping by! My name is Naomi. I am wife to an amazing guy and mom to three adorable kiddies. Along with loving my job as a newborn and family photographer in Boca Raton,

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Naomi Bluth Photography is a Boca Raton newborn photographer. Her services include Boca Raton Newborn, Maternity, baby, and Family photography. She captures memories throughout South Florida, Boca Raton, Coral Springs, Delray Beach, Parkland, Boynton Beach areas. Naomi has been a Boca Raton newborn and family photographer since 2011. Known for her unique use of rustic and vintage props, Naomi Bluth Photography beautifully poses newborn and older babies and captures memories her clients will treasure for always. As a family photographer in Boca Raton, Naomi Bluth Photography creates a relaxed and fun atmosphere where kids and parents are photographed in a natural and non stressful way. Naomi Bluth Photography has cultivated only the finest beautiful Heirloom products for her clients. | 8185 Via Ancho Rd #881078, Boca Raton, FL 33488 | 305-479-1941 |