She is 15 days old. We typically photograph newborns between 5 and 12 days. Often newborn babies after the first 2 weeks are more alert and wake up quickly from slight movements.
One tip to work with babies after 2 weeks is to start with wrapping. Newborn babies feel secure when tightly wrapped. I also move the baby slowly and hold the arms and legs in place so startling doesn’t wake the baby up.
Most of the time, newborn babies sleep well in a basket as the space is tight and doesn’t wake up from startling.
This little one was quite awake in the basket so I ended up photographing her awake in the basket. Remind you though, that we always have someone right next to the basket to support the baby’s head when needed.
Newborn Photography Vancouver
Rachel Yoon is a Vancouver newborn photographer who fell in love with newborn photography once she became a mom. Photographing newborns is the first step in documenting the baby’s first year. Learn more about documenting your baby’s first year. Are you looking for a newborn photographer in Vancouver? Contact Rachel Yoon to find out about her newborn photography service.