Often you will have heard me say that the very best time to capture Newborn Portraits is in the first 14 days of life – ideally before the 10 day old mark. Why do I say this? Firstly, babies are sooooo sleepy in those first few days, secondly they are used to being all curled up in mum’s womb and thirdly, they are so tiny and they change dramatically in a very short space of time.
Those first two things make it so much easier to capture those darling squishy newborn images that we all love so much…but what if life gets in the way (as it does sometimes) and you have missed having your newborn portraits done in those first couple of weeks? Don’t worry – just do it now! There is no time like the present to arrange to have gorgeous portraits of your new baby – no matter how many weeks old they are.
This gorgeous baby girl was one of those, where circumstances dictated that she wasn’t able to come in until she was about 6 weeks old. When I was talking with her Mum, I explained that she may not be as inclined to sleep and at 6 weeks they have usually filled out quite a bit so some of the more squishy newborn poses may not be possible for her – their little tummies and chubby thighs can get in the way. But we would treat her like a newborn and she would let us know what worked for her and what did not.
The bonus at 6 weeks is that babies are able to focus better and if they decide that they would like to be awake, they usually give some great eye contact – just like little Laylah did. She was awake to start with but with a full belly she soon decided that the easiest thing to do was to drop right off to sleep…and be absolutely adorable!
|Love the eye contact little Laylah gave us.|
|I just adore her chubby cheeks and look at those gorgeous lips!|
|With her fantastic Mum and Dad.|
|This image looked fantastic as a 30″ Wall Portrait for her Grandma.|
Laylah’s Mum and Dad are the sweetest young couple who simply adore their darling little girl – and Grandma Jackie is just a little bit sweet on her as well! And with good reason – not only is she beautiful, she is an absolute delight – a relaxed, happy baby girl.
Thank you for sharing your baby girl with me, Katherine and Wayde – I loved working with your family and simply adore Laylah’s Baby Portraits…plus I got super cuddles with her!