As a newborn photographer, I understand the importance of capturing those first precious moments of your baby’s life. That’s why I often get asked by expectant parents, “When should I book my newborn photography session?”.

The short answer is as soon as you decide you want to go ahead! For most people this is during your second trimester. This is the ideal time to book your session as it gives you plenty of time to make the decision of who you want to photograph your baby and make the right decision! I have heard so many stories of people who have booked late, missed out on the photographer they really wanted to book and ultimately ended up being disappointed by the photos they received. 

Here at Always Belle Photography, we only take on 8 sessions per month to allow for babies born early or late. This means that if you wait too long to book, we may not have any available slots left for your desired session date. Therefore, it’s best to book as early as possible to secure your spot.

We will book your due date in the diary and then once your baby is born we will book in a time that suits you around getting home from hospital, maternal child health appointments and of course, your own recovery. 

It’s also worth considering the best time for your session. Typically, the ideal time for newborn photography is within the first 1-3 weeks of your baby’s life. During this time, your baby is usually still sleepy and more likely to stay in those adorable curled-up poses. It’s also when your baby’s skin is at its best, with fewer blemishes and scratches.

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However, we understand that every baby is different, and sometimes circumstances mean that we need to be flexible with our session timing. That’s why we’re always happy to work with you and your baby’s needs, whether that means scheduling a session a little earlier or later than usual.

In terms of what to expect during your newborn photography session, we strive to create a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere for both you and your baby. Our studio is equipped with everything we need to create beautiful, timeless images of your new family, including a variety of props and backdrops.

So, what are you waiting for?! To ensure you can book with the photographer you want and get the best photographs of your family, we urge you not to wait any longer. 

Remember, we only take on 8 sessions per month, so it’s essential to book your due date in the diary early to avoid disappointment. 

Elle x