With Ontario coming in and out of lockdown frequently, parents have been questioning if it’s worth scheduling portraits. This six-week-old newborn session proves that it always is!
To say that it was heartwarming to photograph these first moments of parenthood for Maaike and Kyle is an understatement! We first met back in 2018 when they were freshly engaged, and these long-term clients have now become dear friends. It was always clear that I would be photographing their transition into parenthood, but waiting to make this a six-week-old newborn session was extra special. It was perfect timing to see them really settling into their new roles as mom and dad!
“When should I photograph my in-home newborn session?” is one of the most common questions that I hear.
Typically, I recommend photographing your newborn within the first two weeks of their birth. This time tends to be when your little one will be the most sleepy and agreeable for our session. This tends to be the easiest way to set our time together up for success.
That said, this isn’t a hard and fast rule. It is really common to photograph these sessions later than the standard timeframe to work around factors like a longer recovery period from childbirth, or in this case, stay-at-home orders during the pandemic. If anything is clear from this six-week-old newborn session, it’s that any time we’re photographing family connections, we’ll be just fine!
Though most clients are so focused on the timing of their session, I find that this really isn’t the most important variable. While planning your session, it’s crucial to focus on a variety of factors. Things like the temperature of the shooting space, feeding schedule, and environmental noises will all impact your session! For more information on what you should plan for, be sure to inquire with me for a copy of my newborn planning guide.