If you googled best baby photographer in Mayo and it brought you here, chances are you want nothing short of PERFECTION for your baby photos.
If you want experienced and professional baby photographer who knows how to handle your delicate baby SAFELY and deliver FLAWLESS portraits, you’re in the right place, please get in touch!
Who doesn’t go „awww“ over a new baby! But your first days after coming home from the hospital will be a never-ending cycle of feeding, burping and changing nappies. It’s easy to forget how tiny your baby was when your life is upside down and all you want to do is sleep!
The best time for a newborn photo session is when your baby is just one week old. In fact, the best results are 5-8 days after birth. They are still „curled up“ in their foetal position, which makes for those super cute newborn photos. Plus they generally spend most of the time sleeping and are quite content.
Because the last thing on your mind after you bring your baby home will be looking for a photographer, it’s best to be organized in advance. Plus I am generally booked up for a few months, so to make sure I will be available for your date, it’s a good idea to contact me as soon as you have your scan, so I can pencil you in my diary. We all know babies are quite unpredictable with their arrival, so I’ll put your due date in my diary and once your baby arrives we’ll set a date for your session.
BABIES 3-5 MONTHS
It’s never too late to book a baby session even if your baby has already arrived. If you missed the newborn stage, the next beautiful age for your baby’s portraits is from 3 months on. Your baby starts to show their personality and loves the camera! This is the best time to capture those wide-eyed expressions and from 4 months even some real smiles.
BABIES 6-11 MONTHS
It’s amazing how fast babies change. Only a few months ago, your baby was a tiny bundle that just wanted to be held all the time, and now they’re sitting up, interacting with you, trying to feed themselves and getting more independent.
My favourite age to photograph babies is around 7-8 months, because they’re usually sitting up on their own but not crawling yet. They are so much fun to interact with and give an array of lovely curious expressions and smiles.
You might have noticed that this is the oldest age group I photograph and even if you’re thinking of booking a first birthday session, or a cake smash session, I do these at 11 months. Simply because babies coming up to 12 months and those who have already turned into a toddler are very busy, and they are usually more interested in exploring the world around them rather than sitting still and smiling for the camera (“Hey I wonder what will happen if I pull on that backdrop I’m sitting on… and look, this giant light has wheels!”) Their attention span is very short and they’re generally not too thrilled when you try to contain them in any way (hello tantrums!) If you have a toddler at home right now, you probably know what I’m talking about! So for those reasons, it’s better to take their photos at 11 months max.
Here is what you can expect if you bring your baby to me between 6-11 months:
BABIES & SIBLINGS
If your baby has older siblings, they are welcome to join the photo session.