Is my newborn too old for a newborn session?

April 01, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

Worried that your baby is too old and you have missed out on a Newborn Photoshoot?

older aged newborn sessions

 

Hi, I am Nicole and I am a newborn and portrait photographer based in Falkirk, Scotland. I normally spend my days in my gorgeous studio, capturing lots of special memories with my newborn, baby, child and family portrait sessions. However, this last year has been slightly different and we have had periods of times when we have had to close our doors and postpone lots of client’s sessions. So many of my clients have been in touch worried that their new babies are now too old and they have missed the perfect age for a newborn session. Mummies, please do not worry – I have been photographing newborn babies for over 11 years, I have so much experience with babies and I cannot wait to capture these special memories for you.  Your baby is never too old to come into my studio, I welcome little ones of all ages.

 

I am so excited that we eventually have a reopen date and I can open the doors to J’Adore Photography again. I cannot wait to reopen on 26th April and welcome in all my lovely clients, many of whom have had to re-plan their sessions due to lockdown.
 

Mummies, just let me reassure you, postponing your newborn session does NOT mean missing out! I am a Falkirk Newborn Photographer who has been photographing newborn babies for over 11 years, I have so much experience with babies of all ages and I cannot wait to capture these special memories for you.  

 

Normally newborn sessions are carried out within the first 14 days after your little ones has arrived – this is because your baby will still be sleepy and squishy… However, I have learned from the last lockdown and restrictions that age really is just a number and I can still capture a gorgeous gallery of images with an older baby, in a style and poses remarkably similar to my newborn images.

 

After the last lockdown we had lots of older babies through our doors, and I enjoyed this slightly older age so much. With your baby being older during their session, this still means they may go to sleep and we can still get the sleepy newborn style pose (even if they just close their eyes for a second). However, this older age also means that your new baby will start to engage with me so your session may even involve some eye contact, expression and even some cute baby smiles.


older newborn sessions - arthur

 

What if my baby doesn't sleep?

As you baby gets older you will notice that they will sleep less during the day… However, this is also a bonus in the studio, this means that we can also capture some gorgeous images with eye contact, engagement with mummy, daddy and/or siblings and maybe even some smiles.

 

We will be in touch with you just before your newborn session giving you some hints and tips to get your baby sleepy for their session. With them being slightly older, you will know your baby a little better and know if they will sleep and how to get them sleepy too. Please do not worry though because even if your baby isn’t sleepy that will not affect your session.

 

During a session with a slightly older baby, we do not worry if they will not go to sleep – we will instead concentrate on poses that are suitable once your baby is more alert and less bendy. With this age we love doing more wrapped poses, which are ideal to photograph your little one in props or with other young siblings.

 

Our hands style images are also the perfect addition to your older newborn session and the occasion to capture these amazing open eyes images as well as detailed shots of your baby's tiny features.

 

baby in hands

 

Will there still be props we can use??

We have lots and lots of props for slightly bigger/older babies so please do not worry that you will get less variety. We have lots of gorgeous hats, wraps, headband, tutus, crates, hammocks and bowls that are perfect for bigger babies. We will still get you lots of images in a variety of different props during your session.

 

newborn session with older baby

 

Will I get less images than during a normal newborn session??

Absolutely not! We may just get a few different images that may differ from our standard newborn session, but we will work with you and your baby to get you the most amazing gallery of images for you to treasure forever. During your session we have the bonus of being able to include awake and expression images too, which are super cute.

 

older newborn images

 

What is the next age you recommend after a newborn session??

At J’Adore Photography we photograph all the special milestones during a baby’s first year. The most common ages we photograph are Newborn, 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months – during these stages your baby’s little personality will shine through, they will interact, show expression and smile too. If you have missed the newborn stage and would prefer to wait until an older session, then these are the next milestones we would recommend.

 

sitter session

 

Your baby is a special new addition to your family, and we would love to capture these special memories for you. Please do not worry that you have missed the perfect age. Remember, your baby is still the lovely new addition to your family regardless of their age and you can still have stunning, professional images, to look back on for years to come.

 

cake smash sessions
 

I have operated my portrait photography business in Falkirk, Stirlingshire over the last eleven years and I have families visiting me from all over central Scotland. This means I have picked up lots of hints, tips and experience with babies of all ages. I hope this blog has put your mind at ease and you will arrange an appointment so that I can capture all these special memories for you (regardless of your little one’s age)

 

Our diary is now open, and we are taking bookings for after 26th April. We cannot wait to be open again and welcome you lovely families back into our studio. If you have had a baby during this lockdown or are currently due a new arrival soon then do not delay and get in touch so we can secure your slot.

 

We would love to capture these special memories for you.

 

Love and Hugs

Nicole 

xx


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