It breaks our hearts to reject clients asking to do Newborn Photoshoots, or when clients are hoping to achieve newborn shots with their baby but they aren’t in the newborn stage anymore. While we can attempt the newborn poses on certain older babies, we are not able to promise and guarantee the results as Bambini’s highest priority is always the safety and welfare of babies and we wouldn’t push them too far and cause them stress.
With years and years of experience with babies, we’ve learnt a lot through the hard way!
With that we’d want our clients to make informed decision at the end of the day, knowing the kind of photos you want and can achieve with your baby – so that you can come to your shoot with clearer expectations to match with what your baby is comfortable with. There is a lot of difference between Newborn & 1-2 months baby. Even if it’s different only by a few weeks, you’d be surprised how much they can grow within that period of time.
So let’s get to the chase! What’s the difference between Newborn & 1-2 months baby photoshoot?
No option is better than the other, but more of what are the kind of images do you want to achieve together.
1-2 Months Baby Photoshoot is great for capturing babies’ expressions and family connection because they’re more awake and they’re starting to recognise more of their surroundings. Newborn Photoshoot on the other hand focuses more on how small and precious your baby is!
“What Do I Need To Know?”
Every babies are different. However, newborns usually…
- are able to hold newborn poses for Newborn Photoshoots between 5 – 14 days of age
(the optimum time is 5 – 10 days)
- prefer to be curled up and wrapped up to feel secure just as how they were like in their mummy’s wombs
- go through growth spurts once they reach past 2 weeks old
(some babies may go through it earlier, some later)
“What Are Growth Spurts?”
Babies past 2 weeks old will experience growth spurts such as…
- more likely to stretch out more
(constricting their movements by wrapping them up in curled up poses may stress them out)
- have the tendency to be more awake and more aware of their surroundings
(certain newborn poses may require babies to be calm or asleep for the safety and comfort of babies)
- gets hungrier for milk more often than before
- just like us, they have preferences too, especially when they’re past 2 weeks old – they may prefer not to be in certain lying positions, not to be put down to sleep, to be carried more, breastfed more, swaddled up more (every babies are different though!)
Usually newborn babies are able to curl up better because that is how they’ve been like in their mother’s womb. That’s also comforting to them because it makes them feel as if they’ve yet to leave the womb!
They are also flexible to be in different poses, where else for 1-2 months babies, they’re less flexible, more stronger and more awake to be in poses.
If you love expression shots like we do, then, 1-2 months baby shoot would be great for you! If 1-2 months photoshoot is not what you’re looking for, you can even try 6 months milestone photoshoot!
We usually let babies to dictate what they are comfortable with, and we’ll work with what we have creatively.
We can never truly predict how 1-2 months babies would react and that’s the best part! Their adorable expressions are the best and it’s a great time too if you need some rest after giving birth to capture some memories while you’re still on maternity leave.
“What Should I Do Now?”
Find out the type of photoshoot you like and book early! :) Every photoshoots are unique and special in their own way so even if you miss any milestone photoshoots, capturing keepsakes of your baby is still beautiful and precious.
If you’re thinking of doing a Newborn Photoshoot, it’s best to book while you’re still pregnant so that we can secure a slot for you during the optimum time. We do have times where parents come to book us for newborn shoots when their babies are 3-4 weeks old and we’d refer to them to check out our 1-2 months baby or 3-6 months or 6-11 months shoot.