I typically photograph newborns within 2 weeks (ideally, 7-10 days) after birth. Babies sleep very deeply at this early stage and they usually don’t mind me molding them onto those cute curly poses. We also want to avoid any potential instances of newborn acne which usually flares up between 2 and 3 weeks of age. However, do not despair if you have a baby a little older than this and you have only just discovered the art of newborn photography. Of course, newborns can be photographed at 4 weeks, 5 weeks, or even at 6 weeks old! I have developed a few strategies for photographing these not-so-sleepy, not-so-squishy “older borns.” might have to work a little harder to get the baby to sleep, or into a curled up pose, but it is worth it!
Baby Aria’s mom followed the traditional Chinese custom of postpartum confinement known as ‘sitting the month’ (Zuo yuezi ) and couldn’t leave her home for 30 days. They came to my studio in Alhambra when Aria was already 6 weeks old. Babies at this stage have filled out a little more, so they have chubbier cheeks and baby rolls. Look at Aria’s adorable chubby cheeks! Don’t you just want to kiss and squeeze them? Luckily, she was a great sleeper! I felt so honored to be her first professional photographer.
Are you looking for a Los Angeles newborn photographer? 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. It’s NEVER too soon to book your newborn session! I suggest booking your newborn session early while you are pregnant to insure availability 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! Check out my recent work at my FACEBOOK page.