It can be hard to do newborn photos for an 8 week old baby. In fact, it is very unlikely, at that age, to get the same type of newborn photos that can be achieved when the baby is 1-2 weeks old. I usually recommend lifestyle sessions for babies in the 6-8 week old range. However, with a little patience, it’s not impossible to get a few sleeping baby shots! It helps when the 8-week-old lives in the photographer’s own house! I didn’t have to try to work around any particular time – we simply set out the beanbag and I waited for him to get sleepy. Even at that, I was limited in what I was able to do without waking him, but I am happy I tried, because otherwise I would not have these images!
Heather Mohr is a nationally recognized newborn, maternity, birth, and child photographer serving the Greater St. Louis, Missouri area, including Edwardsville and Bethalto in IL. Heather specializes in heartfelt newborn photography as well as sunset maternity and family photos. Birth sessions are documentary, and intended to tell the story of your baby’s arrival to the world.
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