The best time to photograph a newborn baby is typically within the first two weeks of life. During this time, newborns tend to be sleepier and more cooperative, which makes it easier to capture those adorable poses and expressions.
Ideally, you should schedule your newborn photo shoot for when your baby is between 5-10 days old, as they are still very sleepy and can be posed in those cute newborn poses. Also, at this age, newborns typically have smooth and flawless skin, which can make for some stunning photographs. At my studio, Kalina's Photography, based in Charlotte, I highly recommend you photograph your newborn baby any time under three weeks.
It's important to note that every baby is different, and some newborns may be more alert or fussy during their first few weeks of life. So, you may need to be flexible with your photo shoot and work around your baby's schedule. Personally at my studio I schedule the babies between two weeks going onto three weeks old.
In addition, I noticed that moms are better recuperated from giving birth after two weeks and they are more opt for taking family photos with their new bundles of joy.
Contact Kalina to schedule your session as soon as you can to include a maternity session. Our most popular package is the maternity and newborn package.