No, this blog post is not about how it took me way too long to get this amazing family their newborn pictures because of a crazy plot twist in my life.
“No Newborn Rush” is about not feeling rushed to get those sweet newborn pictures in the first 10 days of life.
Yes, ideally we can capture your little one as soon as possible because of how quickly they change and because they tend to be much sleepier (and consequently more photogenic) early on. But, life has a way of throwing curve balls.
Maeve was born via c-section due to breech presentation. So, not only did her mama need a little extra time to recover from her surgery, but this cutie needed to heal from some side effects of her position in utero.
I won’t refuse to do newborn pictures in my studio, but I will STRONGLY recommend an in home session. Babies consistently do so much better in their home environment using natural/ambient light than bright studio lights. But, when we will be relying on the mood, comfort, and sleep of an older newborn, these in home lifestyle sessions make all of the difference.
Maeve did so well during this 3 hour newborn session!
We got such a wonderful variety of sleepy pictures and those beautiful, alert eyes.
I’ve really stopped pressuring parents to get their newborn pictures done as quickly as possible because I’ve discovered so many wonderful tricks and lifestyle poses for awake babies and feel confident in my baby-led posing artillery for both awake, barely asleep, and babies in deep sleep.
Newborn sessions take time and patience, but they really are so incredibly enjoyable for me!
I hope you love your pictures, Mommy and Daddy! Maeve is amazing!