Not everyone is able to book in advance, and sometimes cultural or health reasons keep a family at home for the first month. For these families, we offer older newborn sessions. These are portrait sessions for older newborns aged 3-6 weeks old. If you book a posed newborn session and your baby is not able to come to the studio during the 7-14 day old timeframe (ex. NICU stay), your session will be converted to this kind of session.
I take a simple, minimalist approach to the portraits, and shoot in an all-white, light and airy way. Almost everything is white (you can choose an accent colour for baby’s photos). Older babies are bigger, stronger, alert, opinionated, and much more interactive than freshly-born newborns, so they can’t do sleepy poses or on-the-tummy props like beds or buckets. Instead, I take gorgeous phots of them snuggling with parents and capture little details like toes, yawns, and eye contact if baby is awake. If baby is on the younger side and cooperates, I can attempt to swaddle them and/or do a couple photos in safe props like laying in low baskets or a moses basket on their back. This session is heavy on family images.