A Newborn Photo Shoot With An 11 Day Old Baby Boy

11 day old newborn photo shoot

I’m delighted to share this gorgeous baby boy’s newborn session with you today.

He came to my studio with his lovely parents when he was just 11 days old, and it was a real pleasure to be able to capture him in his early days and take some first family photographs with his parents.

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Although 11 days old is incredibly early in a new baby’s life, it is in fact an ideal time for a newborn session. Typically, I photograph newborns between the age of 5 and 14 days so this little fellow’s session fell perfectly into that window.

The reason for this window being so early, is that when babies are first born they are typically very sleepy, spending most of the day asleep, and also more curly and flexible – at this age babies tend to love being curled up into the foetal-like positions they were in in the womb.

After the first two weeks, babies will typically spend longer periods awake and start to stretch out. This means that the first two weeks of their lives are the perfect time for a newborn session – babies will be relaxed and sleepy enough for me to pose and photograph them, and crucially will also be comfortable and enjoy the ‘curly’ newborn photograph poses.

 

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This adorable little boy was the first baby for his parents, and where a baby doesn’t have older siblings I’ll usually start the session by focussing on photographs of baby on their own.

As well as capturing a large variety of different photographs of this baby on his own, I also focussed in on all of the tiny little details that make him perfectly unique – tiny fingers, teeny toes, the curve of his mouth and his gorgeous facial features. As he grows these details will change so capturing as they first were is a must.

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At the end of the session it was time for family portraits. Isn’t this just the most gorgeous family!

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I hope  you’ve enjoyed seeing some of my favourite photographs from this gorgeous newborn baby boy’s session.

If you’re thinking about booking a newborn photo shoot it’s best to book your session before your baby is born as I can be booked up weeks or months in advance.

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Clare Murthy

Clare Murthy

I’m a newborn, baby and family photographer covering South West London and Surrey. I specialise in timeless, natural photography and offer studio sessions, and lifestyle shoots outdoors and at home. I'm based on the Surrey / London border, close to Hampton Court.
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