Last week I had a phone call from a mummy asking about a photo session for her 6 week old baby girl. As you might have read in a lot of resources, the best time to photograph a baby is before they are 14 days old. There are many justifiable reasons behind this statement for which many photographers will refuse to photograph a baby who is older than 2/3 weeks. I however, love the challenge.
I asked mummy to keep her baby girl awake as much as possible before the session. Quinn arrived to her session bright eyed and wide awake. It took a little bit of rocking and soothing but then this precious baby settled down. Not only that, she let me pose her just the way I do with my younger clients.
And yes, I have to admit that it was more of a challenge to get a little one this age to go to sleep and stay snoozy, however the effort was worth it. We captured some beautiful first portraits of this young lady that her parents will cherish forever.