At 8 weeks at the time of his photoshoot E. was, what photographers consider, an ‘older’ newborn’. A lot of newborn photographers would tell you that the best time for a newborn session is as close to the birth as possibly – usually within first 10 days. And I do tell this to my clients as well – when they want to get typical posed newborn images. And while I love squishy sleepy newborns, as a photographer who is known for her lifestyle family work, I have to say that I love lifestyle family sessions with older newborns. When babies are between 6 and 10 weeks they are beginning to loose their ‘newborn’ look but instead they are a lot more aware, awake and their personality definitely shows. Having a session a few weeks after the birth also gives new parents some time to get used to having a baby (and not sleeping at night!) and time for Moms to recover.
From the moment I walked into their Wyckoff home for an at-home newborn photo session I could feel how special these guys were. From little personal touches everywhere in their home to the way they looked at their beautiful baby boy – you could almost feel love in the air! It was grey and rainy outside that day but inside their home it was warm, loving and cozy. I loved baby E. Disney inspired nursery with adorable prints, lots of special toys and a hand made sign post.
In the pre-session questionnaire this Mom told me that E.’s Dad could make me smile and he did just that – it was so special to see their bond and E.s dimply gummy smile! This guy was just 2 months old but he had his parents and grandparents wrapped around his perfect little fingers! I loved creating first family portraits for this family of three and capturing baby E. with his adoring grandparents. And I cannot wait to photograph them again in the future!