This past weekend I drove out to Phenix City for little Miss Laneys Lifestyle newborn session, which technically ended up being a "two week old" session. Ideally newborn photography will be done anywhere within a few hours after birth up to a week old. After a week they lose that sleepy, newborn look but sometimes circumstances change and you have to roll with the punches!
Every time I photograph a newborn it's always a shock as to how tiny they are despite being a mom myself; its just one of those things you sort of forget. Little Miss was up, awake and inspecting the world. New mamas are often exhausted, totally drained and feeling like the last thing in the world they want is to be photographed, but having gone through it myself I truly wish I had more pictures or had even known about birth and newborn photography. I try to educate moms to be about what a whirlwind experience having a new baby can be, and just how fast time starts to move. Document this time, save up for the professional because these aren't things you can re-do down the line. I certainly wish I did!