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.
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.
I met Calvin for his newborn photo session 8 days after his birth in Nyon, Vaud. At this age, your baby will still sleep a lot and as a newborn photographer, I can easily manipulate him and put him in curly and cute poses. Sometimes, the baby will resist sleeping because he wants to know what is going on around him as it is not usual to see a newborn photographer (mostly with all the photo equipment I am bringing for his safety and comfort).
Nyon newborn photo session: Calvin
During Calvin’s photo session, we used various family objects to customize his photoshoot, such as this wonderful paper creation made by Calvin’s name! I can just admire her for such patience, this is a lovely creation :).
As I just explained, Calvin tried to sneak around to see what was going on during his newborn photo session and I used this time for shooting him wide awake and with his eyes open, as well as displaying his cute little feet, hands and face features.
It was then time for Calvin to go back to his dreams because, as little as he is, he needs a lot of sleeping hours!
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Newborn photographer LunaCat Studio offers to new parents in Nyon, Vaud and Switzerland, being in Lausanne, Geneva, Neuchatel, Fribourg, Yverdon, Vevey, high-quality newborn photography.
Based in Lausanne in Vaud, Switzerland, LunaCat Studio offers as a creative newborn photographer a unique treatment of your baby’s first days with artistic and wonderful imagery with newborn photos after your baby’s birth. The newborn photo session stays a privileged moment to immortalize the first days of your baby after his/her birth in Nyon.
LunaCat Studio offers its baby photography during a newborn photo session in Nyon, Vaud, Switzerland in Lausanne, Geneva, Montreux, Fribourg, Yverdon, Neuchatel, Vevey. Contact me for more information on your baby photo session.
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