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.
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.
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.
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.