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.
As a professional Geneva photographer, I travel a lot in the whole French-speaking part of Switzerland and I love discovering new places, such as this Geneva photo session with a family at the Parc des Bastions in the Geneva center. The beautiful family of the day wanted a family portrait session at the Parc des Bastions in Geneva as it representsa special place to the new parents. Indeed, it is at the Bastions parc that mum and dad met together. A great love story was born and started in Geneva. After their baby’s birth, parents naturally wanted family portraits to be made in the heart of Geneva at the parc des Bastions to keep on recording important family events.
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.
Again, some newborn photo! Yes, I particularly love accompanying new parents in such an important moment as the birth of their child to create these beautiful images in the following days of baby’s birth. This time, I traveled to Nyon to photograph the little baby Elina, aged only 15 days old. At this age, your baby is already in a phase during which so many changes have occured as your baby grows so fast. For a professional photographer specialized in newborn photography, we know such a baby will sleep less and will be opening the eyes more often. Often, photographers you will contact to learn more about how a newborn photo session works will tell you the optimum period to make a photo shoot for your baby is around 4 to 12 days.
As a newborn photographer since 2010, I know how to adapt the photo shoot to older babies who are already 15 days old or even 1 month old (see examples such as Gaël’s 1 month old baby photo shoot and Alexandre’s 1 month baby photo session). A baby photo session differs therefore and can be more challenging with a baby going through colics, which happen quite usually at this time of baby growth.
Geneva photographer but also Lausanne photographer, including Fribourg and Neuchâtel, I travel through French-speaking Switzerland and to France for photo shoots. With my portable photo studio, I allow your family to stay peacefully at home for a newborn photo shoot or a baby photo session, which is perfect so that you do not have to travel to a photo studio just for a newborn photo session right after your baby’s birth. This is much appreciated by parents who do not have to think about preparing everything for baby just for this photo session. I therefore have a lot of pleasure meeting families in Geneva for photo sessions as a Geneva photographer.