Here’s sweet little Hunter at 6 days old.
This little guy was such joy. Here are some of the images from our time together.
One of the most common questions I receive is about the best time to do a newborn shoot.
This of course varies a bit, but in general I like the 6 – 10 day window, if you are going for the classic “curled” newborn look. An easy rule of thumb is that doing the shoot in the first two weeks is a good time frame for the “curled” images. Babies born early have a longer window. They can still seem very much like a newborn for a month or two, if they are born that much earlier than their due date.
That said, you can of course get adorable photos of a baby at any age. I just photographed a very cute 5 week old. I’ll blog that soon!
I photographed another Hunter recently, did you see his shoot? That is another great age for a shoot. It’s amazing how much babies change in their first year.
I love this sleepy little guy.
I posted the photo above on my Instagram account and someone requested this same outfit in an adult size. I couldn’t agree more. These little footie PJs are so soft.
I have sets in several colors for newborns to wear at their shoot.
Regrettably, I don’t have a set for myself.
I always like to do a mix of simple images, and some with outfits and props.
For Hunter’s shoot, I did white, brown, and gray backdrops, to create variety.
Hunter was so sleepy and content, I just loved working with him!
We had such a terrific time, here’s what Hunter’s mom had to say about the shoot:
Thank you, Stefanie!
You are welcome to read some more of my client reviews here.
Newborn Photography Session Tips
Are you interested in a newborn shoot of your own?
You can read my newborn photo shoot tips here.
You don’t have to do much to prepare, but that blog post will give you a bit more of a sense of what to expect.
Of course, if you have any questions, please contact me here.
About Daisy Beatty
Daisy Beatty is a portrait and headshot photographer based in downtown Manhattan, and East Hampton, NY.
She specializes in vibrant, stylish images of families, newborns, and pregnancy, as well as winning headshots for executives, actors, models, entertainers, and online dating.
She works out of her studio in Greenwich Village Manhattan, and on location in NYC, the Hamptons, Westchester NY, Fairfield CT, and Northern New Jersey.