A 5 Week Old Newborn Photo Shoot in London

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Earlier this year I had the pleasure of photographing this gorgeous baby boy and his parents when he was 5 weeks old. He came to my studio for an older newborn session, which is specially designed for families with babies aged 2 to 8 weeks.

Between 2 and 8 weeks babies change and grow so much. In the first 2 weeks babies are often still very sleepy and are only awake for short periods. They also enjoy being curled up in newborn poses. As the weeks pass, babies spend longer and longer periods awake and start to enjoy stretching out. The older newborn session is designed to capture this short stage with a mixture of sleepy and awake photographs of baby on their own, and of the whole family together with their new arrival.

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A Baby Led Approach To Older Newborn Photography

Although most 5 week old babies are much more alert than brand new babies, I find that it’s usually possible to capture some sleepy photographs at this stage. Keeping older newborn babies relaxed enough to pose them, and capture sleepy photographs is a delicate balance of wrapping, timing, white noise and warmth.

For this reason I take a baby-led approach and follow each baby’s pace in each session. This gorgeous baby boy was ready to sleep deeply at two points during his session so we alternated between capturing sleepy photographs and photographs of him where he was awake.


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It was such a pleasure to capture all of these photographs for this adorable baby boy and his family, and I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing some of my favourites from their older newborn session.

If you’re thinking about booking an older newborn session, you can find out more about working with me here:


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Clare Murthy

I’m a newborn, baby and family photographer working with families from South West London and Surrey. I specialise in timeless, natural photography with no props or unnatural posing. I photograph babies at my studio, and families in beautiful outdoor locations. I'm based on the Surrey / London border, close to Hampton Court.
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