A new baby is a true miracle! Those tiny fingers and toes and the curve or their nose are all you and your partner, and individual all the same.
Photographing a newborn and capturing their arrival is done best in the first 14 days of life. Most newborn photographers recommend having a baby photographed between 5-12 days.
In the first two weeks of an infant's life, while their bodies become accustomed to being outside, they curl up sweetly into the fetal position they were used to in the womb. The first two weeks are also the time when the baby experiences long stretches of sleep (usually 3 hours) during the day after being fed.
All this being said, here is the other side of the story.
A new baby is a HUGE change in the parents' lives; emotions happen, emergencies happen, health issues happen, feeding difficulties happen, sleep deprivation happens, life happens. Because of all of this, I encourage my families to attempt to come to my Toronto photography studio within the first 12 days, but if that is not going to work, I am flexible and understanding. I offer the option of an in-home photo session, and I honour my newborn package pricing until the 6th week post birth.
If you are interested in booking a newborn session with me, please contact me and I will happily take you through the process, as well as send you a "how to prep for my session" guide.