I encourage my clients to book their newborn portrait session within 2 weeks after birth so that their babies are super sleepy and can curl up into the sweet little poses. They usually have perfect skin at that time (before their baby acnes started to show). But having a session within 2 weeks is not always possible for many reasons. I have photographed babies who are over 4 weeks old (aka. older newborns) and gorgeous newborn photos can certainly be captured at anytime. We just have to work harder with more patience as babies are more awake and alert.
Baby Clement surprised his parents by arriving a month early. His generous aunty contacted me to purchase a gift certificate for his parents when he was already a month + old. At 6 weeks old, Clement came to visit me and he did really well as an older newborn. He took a while to get to sleep, but once he did, he was pretty easy to position. While I was photographing him, his sweet mama told me that she was in bed rest for 2 months before he arrived and she wasn’t prepared to deliver Clement when she did. Hearing the story about how much his parents went through to have this precious little baby boy made me want to work harder to ensure that they will have some great portraits of their little miracle to treasure for a life time. It is an honor to be a part of capturing this amazing bundle of joy, and documenting one of the most special times in life.
Welcome to the world, Clement, and congratulations to his family. So glad he arrived safely and that he is healthy! It was a pleasure to meet and photograph you all!
Interested in booking a custom newborn portrait session with Cathy Murai Photography? Cathy Murai Photography specializes in newborn photography serving the Los Angeles, California area, including but not limited to, Alhambra, South Pasadena, Pasadena, San Marino, San Gabriel, Rosemead, Arcadia, Glendale, La Canada, Altadena, Monrovia, etc. I suggest booking your newborn session early while you are pregnant as spots are limited. Newborn sessions are best within the first 12 days of birth. If your baby decides to come sooner or later we will adjust your session date accordingly. Please don’t wait until your baby is born as my schedule fills up very quickly. To book a session, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate your estimated due date. I look forward to meeting you and your sweet little new baby!