Every so often I get messages from parents about whether or not their slightly older baby can still do a newborn session – and my answer is almost always yes, and at the very worst, the answer is we can certainly try!
So when Lily’s parents got a hold of me and asked if their 7 week old daughter would still be able to come in for some adorable newborn photos I definitely let them know that I have had good success in the past and we could probably get some great photos of her to be able to capture all those adorable moments during this tiny stage of her life.
Now here’s the struggle with slightly older babies, they are curious. They are starting to be able to look around more and keep themselves awake so they can be a part of the action. They aren’t quite as flexible as they were when they were born and they enjoy spreading out. All this to say that it takes a bit more effort, swaying, feeding, and just general patience to be able to get them settled. But it is 100% doable.
And Sweet Baby Lily really was the epitome of a 7-week old session. She gave me a real run for my money when it came to sleeping during her newborn session because she was having none of that! She was just so curious and interested in everything going on that she forced herself to stay awake for pretty much the whole darn thing. Luckily she was an awake, but fairly calm baby so it was still safe to do poses with her. And we did manage to get her settled for a couple sleepy poses (and I faked a few more by shooting while she was tired and slow blinking too, haha!) But I mean, look at this sweet little girl and her precious smile — how could you possibly be even the teensiest bit mad at that face?!
Beach Baby Prop Shoppe Items:
Serena Romper in Purple Floral
Rainbow Star Headband
Heart Lovie in Lilac (coming to the store soon!)
Jewel Headband in Pastel Dreams (coming to the store soon!)
Additional Wraps + Backgrounds
Additional Heaband: The Dainty Miss
Rainbow Lovie: Baby Birdie Boutique
Moon Lovie: Moonlight Camera Straps
Moon Pillow: Original Photoblocks
Additional Background + Wrap: Hello Little Props
Additional Background + Wrap: Freebird Prop Shoppe