older newborns

Older Newborns (3-8 weeks)

Pure, simple, natural

Older babies are amazing and wonderful and I love capturing them! Between 3-8 weeks old your baby is alert and has great eye contact with the camera which makes for adorable photographs. They give lots of unique expressions and I also aim to get some detail shots of their hands and feet.




Older babies are a bit different, developmentally than newborns under 3 weeks old. Fresh newborns spend most of their time sleeping and are generally less active when awake. They have a tendency to curl up their limbs, replicating the fetal position they had in the womb. Their eyesight is still development so their eye contact is less accurate or deliberate.

On the flipside, newborns 3-8 weeks old have made some rapid developments - they are more alert and aware of their surroundings, which means we can capture their darling expressions and their eyes lock focus with the camera. They have put on some weight and tend to stretch their limbs out more, making them less curly and squishy.


I have two great options for photographing your baby when they are over 3 weeks old:


First is my Studio Older Newborn Session. These are done in my Burlington studio with a simple, natural and artistic style. I like minimalism and simplicity without bright coloured props or outfits so your baby is the focus of the image. Your baby will most likely be alert and awake for most or all of their session. This type of session includes swaddled newborn images and I have a full studio wardrobe full of adorable outfits that photograph beautifully. If your baby happens to fall asleep during our session (which happens sometimes!) I will capture them sleeping, but we will not take the time to coax your older baby into sleep for photos.


The second option is a Lifestyle Newborn Session. These photos are done in your home and focuses on documenting your family together. This is a great option for older newborns because whether baby is 2 weeks old or 2 months old, the resulting images are very similar. Click HERE for lots of examples and more info.


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