studio session with one month old newborn - newborn photography boston
Jan 13, 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 someone is sick. Or there are issues with feeding that take some extra time to work out. Or as was the case with this session, you receive the most amazing Christmas gift and with only 24 hours notice bring home your adopted daughter from the hospital!
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.
This was my last session of 2019 and it was filled with pure joy and love. I am honored every time someone chooses me to document their family, but this holiday adoption felt extra special!
naturally posed studio newborn session in natural light lifestyle studio located in Back Bay Boston MA