Getting to photograph a baby in his or her first few days is such a privilege that I always jump at the chance to do so! I know that many mums want to have their newborns photographed, but they get put off by the logistics of getting to a studio, or they worry that it'll be too much to organise a session within the first 2 weeks of giving birth. But I have to tell you that a lifestyle newborn session at your home is so laid back that all you have to do is get dressed and maybe make the bed. I know that it's something I really regretted not doing when my daughter was born, and this time around, I'm planning to have a photographer friend come over within the first 7 days of my baby's arrival.
This particular baby girl was 5 days old at our session, and as her mum was one of my prenatal yoga students, it was great to see her and hear about her birth and first few days at home. And capturing those baby yawns, tiny toes and pouty lips… well it doesn't get much better.