So excited to share these absolutely adorable pictures of Nicholas today! I mean I know I am biased, but can you believe how cute he is?!
We took these newborn and family photos with our friend, Stephanie Krist, when Nicholas was three weeks old. At the time I remember thinking that he was so much bigger and “older” than when he was first born. Now that he is six weeks old and am looking at these photos, I cannot believe how much he has grown over the last three weeks. And also how much hair he has lost- most of his hair on the top of his head fell out making him look like a little old man 🙂
I’m really happy we took these photos and that we will always have them to look back on as a memory of our first few weeks as a family of three. For those getting ready for their own newborn photo session, here are a few tips:
- If you want the really sleepy, tiny newborn photos, try to schedule your photo session with your photography when your baby is two to three weeks old (this was Stephanie’s advice and it was so true- by four weeks, Nicholas was awake a lot more 😉 )
- Plan any props or “must have” shots ahead of time. I knew I wanted photos of Nicholas with some of his stuffed animals in his crib and also that the baby blue blanket we had matched his outfit perfectly.
- Be sure to sneak in a few family photos as well! While I am sure you’ll be snapping tons of baby pics on your own, if you are anything like us you rarely get photos of the whole family. It is amazing to have some with me as a new mom and MJD as a new dad!
- Take the photos at home or in another relaxed setting where you feel comfortable. This is just as important for baby as it is for mama! If your little one needs a diaper change or needs to breastfeed, you want to be some place you feel like you can do that. For the mamas, since you’ll likely still be recovering from the whole ya know birthing process, a comfy atmosphere is essential for you too.
If you are an expecting mom or new mom and debating getting newborn photos taken, do it! I know these are photographs that all parents will treasure for years and years to come!
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Photography by Stephanie Krist