Images like this are why I love newborn lifestyle/family portraits versus the ubiquitous newborn styled and posed portraits. When you book a newborn lifestyle session the session can take place anytime within the first 6 weeks after the baby is born. Because the sessions are focused on interaction, the baby does not need to be under 2 weeks old in order to ensure their sleepy, squishy bodies can maintain curled positions. The older the baby is the more alert they are and, yes, it can be a good thing rather than something working against us! We get to see their clear, beautiful eyes. You get eye contact between mama and baby AND with you, the photographer!
I photographed this family when their first daughter was 6 weeks old and now their second at the very same age. This was back in January when there was literally 4 feet of snow on the ground. You’d never know by how warm and cozy these images feel!
I will be completely phasing out all studio style sessions in 2016. My newborn focus will be solely a lifestyle approach like this. Sessions can still be done within the first 2 weeks to ensure we get those precious sleeping, curled images however timing will be left up to you! If you are looking for a Boston newborn photographer for your family’s portrait session, please email or call for information on booking!