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Older Newborn Session: It's Never Too Late for Beautiful Photos

As a Baltimore newborn photographer, I've had the privilege of photographing many newborns over the years. While most newborn sessions take place within the first two weeks of life, I recently had the opportunity to photograph an "older" newborn who was one month old.

I know what you're thinking: "One month old? Isn't that too old for a newborn session?"

The answer is a resounding no! Even if your baby is older than two weeks, it's never too late to get beautiful newborn photos. Here are a few reasons why:

  • Your baby is still very sleepy. While newborns are typically sleepier in the first two weeks of life, they still sleep a lot at one month old. This means that I can still get them into those adorable sleepy poses that are so characteristic of newborn photography.

  • Your baby is more alert and interactive. One-month-old babies are starting to become more alert and interactive with their surroundings. This can make for some really fun and engaging photos.

  • You have more time to prepare. If you're waiting until your baby is a little older to have their newborn photos taken, you'll have more time to prepare. This means that you can choose the perfect outfit, props, and location for your session.

Of course, there are a few things to keep in mind when photographing an older newborn. For example, they may be a little more fussy than a younger newborn. And they may not sleep as soundly. But with a little patience and experience, I can still get beautiful photos of your older newborn.

So if you're considering having newborn photos taken, don't worry if your baby is a little older. It's never too late to capture those precious memories.

Here are a few tips for photographing an older newborn:

  • Be patient. Older newborns may be a little more fussy than younger newborns, so it's important to be patient and take your time.

  • Use a white noise machine. A white noise machine can help to soothe your baby and make them more sleepy.

  • Swaddle your baby. Swaddling can help to keep your baby warm and secure, which can make them more likely to sleep.

  • Use a variety of poses. Don't be afraid to experiment with different poses. Older newborns can be more versatile than younger newborns, so you can get some really creative shots.

  • Have fun! Newborn photography is a special experience, so make sure to enjoy it.


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