Photos of babies of any age are beautiful, whether awake of asleep. But if you would like those really peaceful sleepy and milk drunk newborn photos, it is best to book your session prior to 2-3 weeks of age (around 2 weeks or before is ideal). It doesn't seem like it when you bring your baby home from hospital and you are sleep deprived and wondering what brilliant person coined the term “sleeps like a baby”, but in the first couple of weeks of life newborn babies spend most of their time asleep…..albeit broken! And usually during the day when they have night and day mixed up! After about 2 weeks of age, babies tend to start spending a bit more time awake and taking in the world around them. Moving them to change outfits or positions after this time tends to stir them out of their deep sleep and it is more difficult to get them back to sleep.
So if you are pregnant, I would suggest booking your session in for those early days if you are up for it!
Michelle Sanchez - Adelaide Photographer