Now it might sound crazy, but schedule your newborn photos as soon as you start sharing with the world that you’re pregnant. The reason for this is that most experienced photographers are booked a little ways in advance and newborns don’t have a lot of flexibility on when they come.
So once you’ve begun sharing with the world that you’re expecting, reach out to any photographers you might be interested in booking with. Since I’m not just a newborn photographer, I only take a limited number of Fresh 48 sessions a month since I need to be more flexible with those and I take just a couple more newborn sessions a month depending on how busy that month usually is for family and child photography.
I usually try to schedule in home newborn photos when baby is 7-10 days old. They’re still sleepy and tiny, you’ve had a little time to get settled at home and start your new life. I tend to schedule them on Saturdays around noon since that’s when light is generally best in most home and Dad’s are usually home on the weekend if they’ve had to go back to work right away. Again, I only take a couple of newborns, depending on the month, so if you’re interested in a newborn session, click that contact page and send me a message!