I always get so excited when someone contacts me for a newborn session. Not just for selfish reasons because I can’t deny that I would do anything to snuggle a newborn for a couple hours every day, but also because it is the most special time. Those first few weeks when all babies do is eat and sleep. And while you are usually at home not doing much but feeding and changing your baby, and sleeping yourself, that time goes by SO quickly. And in a matter of just three or four weeks, they barely look like the same person. In fact, one of my favorite parts of doing newborn sessions is when I get to drop off the client’s order and see just how much that baby has changed. It’s simply amazing what can happen in 2-3 weeks!
I usually try to do newborn sessions within 7-10 days after the birth because babies are so cooperative at that time. They are still nice and sleepy, and things usually go very smoothly. This little guy’s mom contacted me just before that window of time was over, and I made sure I had time in my schedule just for the reasons I mentioned before. It’s such a special time, and I am always so honored to be asked to capture that time for a family.
To the H family…I hope you enjoy your images of your sweet little man and enjoy this time with him!
Everyday Art Photography | Bismarck, ND natural light newborn photographer