Newborn portraits are such a beautiful way to document a baby’s first days. Today I am pleased to share with you a collection of studio portraits from this beautiful family. At only 5 days old, she was a gem. I have photographed this wonderful family for a number of years. I met them when big sister was a newborn! Here’s big sister’s NEWBORN portrait session (on the old blog).
I get asked all the time, “How early should we have our baby photographed?” My answer is always the same, “The SOONER the BETTER.” If you are expecting and are planning newborn portraits, remember that the adorable, curled-up poses are rarely achieved after a baby is 10-14 days old. Think about it. When a baby is inside the mommy, it’s legs and arms are curled tightly against the body. It’s a comfortable, familiar position. After 10 days or so, baby begins to stretch out and feel comfortable in these new positions and it’s much more difficult for your photographer to achieve those beautiful tight poses.
I just love photographing newborn sessions. I get to provide families with beautiful, professional portraits. I get to capture those days/moments which only last a short time. I know not all new mommies are ready to be photographed and that’s ok too. Some are, some aren’t. (We’ll just photograph dad and baby and use just your arms in an image or two). You are more than welcome to catch a few z’s on the couch while I create precious poses of your new little sweetheart.
Expectant moms should call the studio as soon as you know that you are pregnant to assure that we can fit your newborn appointment in to our schedule. Keep us informed as the big day nears!
Fun fact: What happened 9-11 months ago? The St. Louis area (and many other places around the country) experienced days of snow storms. ‘Nuf said???? LOL Baby boom is coming…
Call today to schedule your baby’s first portrait session! 636-947-5956
Karen Thaemert, CPP
Your favorite St Charles Newborn Photographer