New parents often ask me what is the best age for baby photos for their baby. As a photographer specialized in childbirth and baby, I can tell you there are different ways of deciding over a baby photo shoot according to your baby’s age. In fact, it all depends on your wishes but I can only advise you on making multiple baby photo shoots following baby’s growth to see how much your baby has grown during the first years of life. In this post, I will explain you what are the various baby photo shoots according to your baby’s age so that you can decide, by yourself, what is the best age for baby photos.
Often, I get asked if I make a baby photo shoot in Lausanne at home or in my studio. As a newborn photographer, my photo work that you see on this website is exclusively made at parents’ home so that baby and her parents enjoy stress-free and comfortable family home for this baby photo shoot. It is even more true for siblings, brothers and sisters who, after family pictures during the baby photo session, can go back to their occupations without problem.
It is better making the baby photo shoot in the first days after baby’s birth for an optimal newborn photo session at home. But sometimes, there are cases when, even booked during pregnancy, the newborn photo session is made later than planned. In Monira’s case, I met her 6 weeks after her birth, simply because her parents were in Montreux on the Geneva lakeside for their holidays.
In the title, I put the mention of a 1 month baby photo shoot but it is in fast a 1 and a half month baby photo session but it would have been too long for a title ;). Starting 1 month old baby, your baby sleeps less (it is already the case after 15 days of life to be more precise) and it gives us less freedom for the photo poses. لعبة بلبل It is therefore why the newborn photo session is best done before 1 month old but can be made after 1 month old with special modifications of the poses following your baby flexibility and liking.
Having a baby photo at home in Geneva for your baby’s birth is a real advantage to recover more easily after giving birth. Baby birth can be more or less complicated, giving birth either naturally or by c-section and for the mum, being able to recover at home is the best and most efficient. Knowing that, as a Geneva photographer, I make your baby photo at home in Geneva, or in France in the Gex region and in Haute Savoie. I travel often to Geneva for this type of newborn photo shoot at home, as it was for example the case for Eliana, a Geneva newborn.
When a pregnant woman book her baby’s spot in my agenda, I explain that the photo shoot date of the newborn baby photo session at home will be defined after baby’s birth. This allows me to optimize best the baby photo session so that your newborn will be at ease at home and you will therefore also enjoy this beautiful moment during which we will capture these gorgeous unique moments of your baby’s first days of life with newborn photo. Only a few neewborn photographers make newborn photo shoots at your home as it requires specific logistics and being able to adapt to every lighting situation (may it be during the day or depending on the season of the year).
Today, let’s see the Lausanne photo shoot for babies I made for Alexis’ family, newborn baby of 9 days old for his photo session. As a new parent, we often wonder if it is worth investing in a newborn photo shoot at home. Parents hiring LunaCat Studio as a newborn photographer tell me that at first, they did not know wheither they would like the newborn photo shoot, which can be sometimes scary as your baby is fragile and so important.
But after the experience of the newborn photo shoot, that is to say seeing their baby taking the physiological poses I accompany the newborn into, and the images that bring the beauty of baby, parents area always delighted and do not regret the investment. This is something that is hard to imagine before experiencing such a photo shoot (not especially a newborn photo shoot). I do not tell you the number of parents regretting not having made a newborn photo shoot for their first baby when they come to me for their second child during the mum’s second pregnancy.
The most important “award” I receive comes from parents who recommend me to friends and family but also gift the newborn photo shoot to other expecting parents. For that, they buy a gift card (which is a lovely birth gift or even Christmas gift) so that the expecting parents can experience the newborn photo shoot with a professional photographer specialized in newborn photography, as much as they loved it themselves.
This Geneva newborn photo shoot at home is a little special. Indeed, you already know the baby of the day, Eliana, when she was in her mum’s baby bump. I have photographed the whole family for their maternity photo shoot at Geneva lake. Hiring a photographer for a pregnancy photo session before your newborn photo shoot is quite a good idea as it has multiple beneficial effects for the newborn photo session. We capture your family moments before your baby’s birth, but it is also a great opportunity for family photos when you already have children. During the maternity photo session, your children will get used to me and the camera. Therefore, it will be simpler to make family pictures with your newborns are your children already know me. Do not hesitate to invest in a maternity photo session, you will not regret it for your family’s heirloom.