Newborn babies are so precious. You have spent 9 months watching them grow from the tiny little bean on that first ultrasound into a fully grown baby complete with hair and nails! For many, that moment of finding out you are expecting is one of the most exciting and scary times in your life.

When your baby grows up, and they ask you to see their baby photos. What will you have to show them? Will you pull out a hard drive or old laptop and try search for some iPhone photos you stored somewhere on the device over 20 years ago? Maybe you make an album or store some prints in a precious box to show them one day. Even better if you still have some professional photos capturing those precious moments hanging on your wall – they won't even have to ask! Either way, I highly recommend capturing this time in your life. Your baby is only a newborn for such a short period of time. They will grow, change and evolve so quickly and trust me – you are all going to want to capture these moments! There is no better way to do that than with a Professional Newborn Photographer in Sydney.

Newborn Photography Sydney

Let’s be honest here… these photographs are for you in the present and future. Even more so, they are for your baby who will eventually grow into an adult who will love and cherish these professional photographs forever. The most precious photos being the ones of them with their parents!

So… when is the best time to capture newborn photos of your new baby?

You will find the most professional Sydney photographers recommend photographing your newborn in the first 2 weeks after birth. There are many reasons for this:

  • Your baby is more sleepy, flexible and curled up
  • You, baby, wont yet have baby acne
  • They grow so quickly so rather capture them while they are small

However, in the last 10 years of my career, I have photographed many babies in their first 2 weeks, but I have also captured many “older” newborns who may be anywhere from 3 weeks to 3 months old and these photographs as just as beautiful and precious! If you miss the opportunity to take photos in the first 2 weeks, it's not the end of the world. In fact, every stage in that first year is just magic!

Newborn photography Sydney

As a natural lifestyle photographer, I am able to capture your baby at any age even if they have lost that “newborn” look. I will use different positions and strategies to still capture meaningful photos of your baby. As your baby gets older, it will become more alert and less likely to sleep through posing, which can make the photoshoot challenging. I will often embrace an older newborn who is calm and happy to be awake capturing their different expressions, faces and maybe even smiles. Older babies may have more control over their limbs and their expressions are more animated. In fact, many parents prefer this look! If you are not sure about what you would like to capture your newborn photos Sydney, reach out to your photographer and they will be able to guide you on what will work best for your family.

Instead of looking at the newborn photoshoot and saying “how late is too late…” to capture newborn photos, I would recommend looking at it from a different perspective. Rather consider that every week and month in your baby’s life is different and special. If you miss out on newborn photos, there is something your baby is doing when they are older that is also fleeting. That too will pass and they will change as they grow into toddlers and children.

Newborn Photography Sydney

My personal preference for photographing new babies is in the first 1-3 weeks. I love the curly squished fresh baby look. They will never be this small again because as you know new babies grow at such an astonishing rate. I just love how fleeting and special these moments are to capture. However, by far the best part about capturing a brand new baby is the relationship and transition into parenthood or into a larger family. Freezing these enormous life moments and preserving these memories of you together is simply priceless. From the baby’s tiny features to their delicate details, it truly is a time you will want to remember.

Newborn photography Sydney

Additionally, newborn photography is special because it gives you a quiet special moment to further establish your bond with your baby. In my newborn photoshoots there are endless cuddles, hugs and kisses. All this is being documented forever and this will create a lasting memory of love and joy that a new baby brings.

If you would like to book in a newborn photography Sydney session with me, I would recommend reaching out during the second or third trimester of your pregnancy. I often book up months in advance and if you would like to capture the typical newborn phase between 2-3 weeks old it is good to be organised before bub is born and have a session locked in.

I would love to love to capture newborn photos for your baby. Find out more info here

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