I get a lot of people asking when they should book their newborn photo session, and my answer is always the same: before baby arrives and the sooner the better! The ideal time to confirm your booking is towards the end of the second trimester, when you have had most of your scans and you have a reasonably accurate due date.
“But what if my baby arrives early or late?”
Don’t worry, it happens all the time!
When you book your newborn photo session, the exact date is only provisional. It lets me balance my workload so I can guarantee your baby’s photo session will happen within 3-18 days of their arrival.
I block out an entire day for each newborn as it can take 3-5 hours depending on how quickly and deeply baby settles. I never rush a session as I want to give you the best images possible whilst taking the utmost care with your new arrival.
“I prefer to wait until my baby is born” or “My baby is already here; is it too late?”
The ideal window for photographing a newborn is in the first 3 weeks. After this time, babies become more alert, restless and less willing to settle in some of the newborn poses.
While I will always do my best to squeeze a client in, unless a booking is made in advance I cannot promise I will be able to photograph your newborn baby within the ideal window. This may mean the variety of images we can obtain is reduced or at busy times I may be unable to fit you in at all!
If that happens, it is often better to wait and book one of our older baby ‘milestone’ sessions instead.
The moral of this story: Book your session as soon as you have your confirmed due date!
Contact Jackie today to check availability.