Newborn Session - When to Book:
Due to the fact that I can only accept a few newborns with a similar due date I recommend that you book your newborn session during your second trimester to secure a spot for your newborn on my calendar no matter when he/she is born. I am always happy to accommodate last minute sessions whenever possible, but there is no guarantee that I could fit you in since I am typically booked 2-3 months ahead.
Generally the best time frame for a newborn session is between 8 and 14 days old. This may vary slightly depending on the difference between your newborn's due date and birth date. Since your baby just spent months in a tight space it is still comfortable even soothing to stay in the sleepy and curly positions commonly used in newborn photography. This also allows just enough time for your newborn to put on a few extra ounces of cuteness while still being able to sleep deeply for relatively long periods of time. After two weeks of life your newborn will be more alert and easily disturbed while sleeping which makes it difficult, even impossible, to capture those one of a kind sleepy and curly newborn portraits. He/she can also become colicky or develop baby acne after the two week mark. Your newborn truly dictates the session and with lots of patience the magic can be captured.
Upon receipt of your deposit I will pencil in your due date on my calendar and your spot will be guaranteed no matter if your newborn is born early, late, or right on time. If you will be purchasing the silver or gold collection, I will give you access to my online newborn prop gallery so you can choose 2 creative props/setups.
The definite date of your newborn session will be set once your baby is born. Please notify me of your baby's arrival within the first 72 hours so I can get you in my studio during the prime newborn session window.
If you have a baby registry or if a baby shower will be hosted in your honor please make sure to let your entourage know that you would like to receive a gift certificate from Bonjour Baby Photography. A newborn session is a timeless present that friends and relatives always enjoy contributing to.