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Welcoming a new life into the world is a truly magical experience, and as newborn photographers, we understand the importance of preserving these fleeting moments. Many parents often wonder how often they should schedule professional photoshoots for their newborn. In this post, we’ll provide you with a helpful checklist to guide you through our newborn photography session timeline ensuring you don’t miss out on any cherished memories.
How Often Should You Get Professional Photos Done for Your Newborn?
Newborn Stage (Days 5-14)
This stage captures the first couple of weeks when your baby is still very tiny and curly, resembling their fetal position.
Schedule a session during this period to capture those adorable, sleepy poses and delicate features.
Aim for the session to take place when your baby is between 5 to 14 days old.
Tummy Time and Milestones (2-3 Months):
Once your baby starts lifting their head during tummy time and displaying more awareness of their surroundings, it’s a great time for another photoshoot.
Capturing these early milestones can help you remember their growth and development.
Schedule a session around 2 to 3 months of age to capture their emerging personality.
Smiles and Interactions (4-6 Months):
As your baby starts to smile, giggle, and interact with the world around them, their personality shines through.
Around 4 to 6 months, their expressions become more animated, making for heartwarming photos.
Plan a session during this period to capture their joyful interactions.
Sitter Stage (7-9 Months):
When your baby can sit independently but hasn’t started crawling yet, it’s an adorable stage to capture.
Their newfound ability to sit gives a unique perspective for photos and showcases their growing curiosity.
Schedule a photoshoot around 7 to 9 months to document their milestones.
First Steps and First Birthday (12 Months):
Celebrate your baby’s first steps and their journey into toddlerhood with a first birthday photoshoot.
This stage marks a significant milestone as they transition from a baby to a toddler.
Plan a session around their first birthday to capture this special moment.
Beyond the initial year, consider scheduling photoshoots every 6-12 months to continue documenting their growth and development.
Holidays, special occasions, and family gatherings can also provide wonderful opportunities for professional family photos.
So, what’s best for your family?
Every stage of your baby’s growth is filled with unique moments worth preserving. By following this checklist and scheduling professional photoshoots at key stages, you’ll create a stunning visual journey that captures your baby’s growth, personality, and the love that surrounds them. Don’t miss out on the chance to relive these precious memories for years to come.
We are here to help throughout the whole newborn photography session timeline and share our 15 years’ worth of experience with you to help prep for the perfect newborn lifestyle session. When you are ready to schedule your newborn sessions, give us a call or shoot us an email! We can’t wait to hear from you.