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.
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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.
As you know it, I am a newborn photography specialist. Anyway, my expertise in photography does not stop at this early stage of your baby’s life as I also offer baby photo sessions at different stages of baby growth: when baby holds her head on the tummy, when baby stays seated and when your baby starts walking. Each baby is unique and growth at her own’s path, there is therefore no specific month to schedule a baby photoshoot and everything depends on baby with every moment of her first year worth being captured with baby photography.
Of course, these baby photoshoots are, also for me, special moments that I treasure. I feel truly thankful to families who welcome me for a newborn photo session at home and I measure my luck when they hire me again to create gorgeous images for their family heirloom. And everytime, what a shock to see baby again and how much she/he has grown and changed while keeping newborn features from the newborn photo session.
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).
As a twin newborn photographer, I had already photographed Alexandre and Yvan right after their birth. What a pleasure to see them again for a new photo session during the spring season at the Tulip Festival in Morges! We were able to show how much the twins have grown up since their twins’ newborn photo session in this outdoor family photo session.
The Tulip festival is held yearly in Morges in the Parc de l’Indépendance during spring time. You have to be careful about the time tulips will be ready for the festival. It all depends on the weather forecast. It is such a beautiful place, I greatly recommend you to visit the Tulip festival to see more than 120 000 tulips and 300 different varieties. The Morges Tulip Festival is a great place for a lovely and spring seasoned photo session environment for great pictures.
December is well begun, maybe your Christmas tree is already set up at your home? It is the right time to think about Christmas presents for your family, friends, with maybe upcoming parents or new parents for who you do not have an idea of a creative Christmas gift but for who you would really like to offer something special and unique for an unforgettable Christmas present. Here at LunaCat Studio photographer, we offer you a great idea for a present everyone loves: a gift card for a photo session as a Christmas present.