This is Isabelle, she was 4 weeks old when she came in for her newborn session. Yes, I recommend that newborn sessions occur within the first 2 weeks of life, but we NEVER EVER turn away older newborns. Some of my favorite sessions have been with older newborns. No they don’t sleep as much and it is more difficult to get them into the squishy poses that younger newborns fold so easily into, but holy cow- the eye contact and the faces! I wouldn’t trade those for anything. Because I am a Denver Baby Photographer, I get all kinds of clients- from the tiny humans just a few days old all the way to toddlers and older children as well. Newborn Photography though, really has my heart. I love everything about it. I love that I get to create special set ups for each and every client based on a detailed questionnaire that I have them fill out. I love that I get to snuggle and love on the babies (since mine are no longer babies – sniff sniff), and I love that I get to preserve such a fleeting time in their lives. These tiny humans grow so fast that before you know it, they are walking, talking, driving, going to college…..okay maybe Im getting a little ahead of myself but you get the point.
Isabelle’s mom answered a model call that I did for some older newborns. I had just taken a workshop on working with the older newborns and I was dying to try some of the new stuff that I learned. She was a perfect little model. She was awake for the majority of the session, as most older newborns are, so I got some amazing eye contact and facial expressions. And then she fell asleep just long enough to get a couple of detail shots and a wrapped shot. But hey, Ill take it! The faces that this little lady made literally had me laughing so hard my sides were cramping. Wouldn’t you love to know what it is they are thinking when they make some of those faces? Anyway, I had so much fun with her and I am so excited to share some images from her session – hopefully you all will get a chuckle or 2 with her faces.
So Mama’s and Dad’s too, don’t stress out if you didn’t book your newborn photographer prior to birth, bring me your older newborns! (I’ll take the younger ones too of course!)
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