Newborn Session 5 Weeks Old | St. Louis Newborn Photographer

While most of my newborn sessions happen in the first couple weeks of life, sometimes parents get busy. The weeks go by, and before they know it, their baby is a month old!

So the question I get asked sometimes is, can we do a newborn session at 5 weeks old? The answer is yes! Little Frankie here is one example of that. The important thing to keep in mind when doing a session later is that at this age, babies are sometimes lighter sleepers and have been out of the womb long enough they don’t necessarily want to get into those womb-like poses. That said, it does not mean you can’t have a great session! There are so many things you can still do to capture a baby’s sweetness even when past that traditional newborn session stage. I tend to do natural, baby-led poses regardless of age, so it absolutely works! I even photographed my own little guy a couple years ago at 8 weeks old.

So now that we’ve determined it is possible to do later newborn sessions, let’s discuss Frankie for a minute. First of all, that name. Seriously! Is it not the cutest name in the history of ever? She is an absolute doll, and I loved getting to snuggle her for a bit. Her parents are amazing too, along with the fur sister, Nellie!

This family’s bedroom was absolutely perfect for lifestyle family photos. A lifestyle focus is another great way to capture babies after those first few weeks.

I hope everyone love the photos of Frankie as much as I loved taking them! Enjoy!

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If you love natural baby posing with lots of baby detail photos, check out this blog post, too!

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