in home session with one month old newborn - boston newborn photographer
Apr 23, 2020 | By: beth miga photography
Typically newborn sessions take place when baby is around two weeks old. At this point generally mom has had some time to recover, dad is still home from work and baby has found a bit of a feeding rhythm, is back up to around their birth weight and still sleeping most of the day so the timing works out nicely all around.
For various reasons this timing does not always work out though. Sometimes the postpartum recovery does not go as smoothly as you expected. Or there is a holiday to schedule around. Or there is a global pandemic!
Whatever the reason, beautiful newborn sessions are possible with newborns of all ages. At 4-6 weeks baby may not be comfortable sleeping tightly curled up or naked, but they generally love being wrapped and cuddled by parents. Babies at this age are also generally more alert and able to focus their eyes better than younger newborns, making for great shots of them awake as well as asleep.
With so many newborn sessions being postponed, I thought it would be a good time to share some examples of newborn sessions with older babies. Sessions can take place in home or in studio. This session is an example of an in home session with a newborn that was a month old. An example of a studio session with an older newborn can be viewed here. For those that prefer to wait to do photos, a three or six month session is also a great option! An example of a six month studio session can be viewed here.
I currently booking summer session dates with the hope that this COVID situation will have improved and I will continue to follow all state public health recommendations. As a low volume boutique studio I see only one client per day which allows me to thoroughly wash and sanitize everything used during each session as well as the studio itself between each client. I have a strict no sick policy and reschedule newborn sessions if anyone in your home or mine has been sick. I will continue these practices as well as anything else recommended by the state as businesses reopen.