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FAQ: My baby is here! Is it too late to book my newborn session?

Updated: Apr 9, 2020

Q - So my baby has just arrived or is already a few weeks old and I've decided I'd like to book a newborn session. Is it too late to book my newborn session with you? A - Of course not! At Starspeckled Hearts Photography, we have a few core values - one of which is to never turn families away due to their baby being over the "ideal age" for newborn shoots, which is usually said to be 7-14 days. I am happy to book your baby in for one of my Newborn Sessions up to 8 weeks of age. Although it may be harder to get the curled-up images, it’s not impossible and older newborns are more expressive which can make for some stunning images.

newborn boy wearing bunny bonnet lying in a basket

Baby Z at 8 weeks old. He was one of the sleepiest babies I've ever had in the studio


I often get requests from parents with 2-3 week olds that simply haven't had the time to get in touch to schedule a session. As a mum of two myself, I totally understand how busy family life can be - one day blurs into the next and suddenly you find yourself with a smiley one month old! Time really does fly, don't miss out on the opportunity to capture some beautiful images of your baby while they're still this tiny.

Would you like to book your newborn session with me? Please get in touch via my contact form - or via email I look forward to hearing from you!


Are you looking to book a newborn session?

Newborn sessions are best booked for when baby is between 1 to 2 weeks old. This is because they are still all curled up, like how they were in the womb and are still very sleepy. That being said, I am more than happy to book in babies for newborn sessions up to 8 weeks of age.

As a mum myself, I can completely appreciate how it might be difficult to get the time to fit in a newborn photoshoot in those first few weeks, on top of everything else you've got going on! I wouldn't discourage you from considering a newborn session if you've missed that golden window to book. "Older" newborns can sometimes be just as easy to pose as a baby that's only a couple of days old - regardless of your newborns age, we can capture some beautiful images for you and your family to cherish for years to come.

If you're interested in booking your newborn session with me, I suggest getting in touch no later than after your 20 week scan. If your baby is already here, you're more than welcome to get in touch - I always leave a few spaces free every month for last minute bookings.

About Starspeckled Hearts Photography

I am a specialist newborn, baby and toddler photographer based in Aldershot, Hampshire - servicing the greater Surrey and Hampshire area, including Farnborough, Farnham, Fleet, Camberley, Reading, Woking, Basingstoke and Bracknell.

I offer newborn photoshoots, milestone photoshoots, toddler portrait photoshoots, cake smash & splash photoshoots and maternity photoshoots in my fully air-conditioned boutique photography studio. I've got a wide variety of unique props and beautiful, handmade outfits, of which you will have full access to during your session - each and every photoshoot is bespoke and tailored to your specific requirements.
Please see my website for pricing and feel free to get in touch for more information!

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