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FAQ: When should I schedule a newborn photography session?


As a seasoned newborn photographer based in Madison, CT, I often receive inquiries from expecting parents about when the best time is to schedule their newborn photography session. It’s an understandable question, considering the fleeting nature of those precious first days with your newborn. Allow me to shed some light on this topic and offer some guidance to ensure you capture those beautiful early moments with your little one.

When should I schedule a newborn photography session?

Newborn photography sessions are typically scheduled for babies between 5 to 15 days old. During this window, babies are still in that sleepy, curled-up stage, making them perfect subjects for those adorable poses and sweet moments we all cherish. However, since the exact timing of your baby’s arrival is beyond anyone’s control, it’s essential to plan ahead.

To accommodate this unpredictability, I limit the number of sessions booked for each month. This ensures that I can provide the utmost attention and care to each family while also allowing flexibility for those unexpected early or late arrivals. Therefore, it’s best to reach out early in your pregnancy, ideally during your second trimester, to secure your spot on my calendar.

Booking early not only guarantees your place in my schedule but also gives us the opportunity to discuss your vision for the session and any special requests you may have. Whether you prefer a simple, timeless look or want to incorporate personalized props and themes, early communication allows us to tailor the session to your preferences.

However, I understand that life doesn’t always go according to plan, especially when it comes to childbirth. Sometimes, dates unexpectedly open up due to early or late deliveries, or rescheduling requests from other families. If you find yourself in this situation, don’t hesitate to reach out, even if it’s at the last minute. While I can’t guarantee availability, I’ll do my best to accommodate your needs and capture those precious moments for you.

When should I schedule a newborn photography session?
When should I schedule a newborn photography session?
When should I schedule a newborn photography session?
When should I schedule a newborn photography session?

If you’re expecting a little one and are interested in scheduling a newborn photography session, feel free to reach out to me via this link. I would be honored to be a part of capturing this special time in your family’s journey.

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