Baby Zola E. / When a posed newborn session does not go as planned / Northern Virginia newborn photographer / Loudoun County newborn photography

Have you ever wondered what happens when a posed newborn session does not go as planned? Thank you for reading my blog post. Meet baby girl, Zola who, at the time of her newborn session, was 22 days old. Generally, I do not offer posed newborn photography sessions to newborns older than 15 days. There are several reasons for it. First, when newborn sessions take place within the 15 days frame, your sweet newborn baby is more likely to curl up into the “womb-like” poses and will stay asleep longer. This is very crucial for a posed newborn photography session. Most newborns are also on a two hour feeding schedule which makes photographing them easier. That said, I was a touch nervous when agreeing to the newborn session with baby Zola. I informed her mommy that I may not be able to pose her the way I normally do, but I wanted to give it a try regardless. After all, every baby is different.

For this in-home newborn session I drove to Aldie, Virginia. When I arrived, I was informed that Zola had been up most of the night and that she should be sleepy for the session with me. Unfortunately, she was not. Poor baby girl ended up getting sick which resulted in me not being able to pose her at all. When that happens, it is my job as a photographer to work with given circumstances. Zola enjoyed being held by her mommy. During each newborn session it is important to me that the newborn baby is always comfortable. I managed to pose her on her mom’s shoulder as well as in her arms to make the most of the session. Although I was not able to implement what I had in mind, I am really happy with the outcome and know that Zola’s mommy is, too.

Dear parents, if you are interested in a newborn photography session please make sure that you contact me as soon as your baby is born. This will allow me to plan for a session within the 15 day time frame. If you happen to miss it, do not worry about it. I will always do my best to capture the best images I can, posed or not posed 😉 .

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