WHAT IS THE BEST AGE FOR NEWBORN PHOTOSHOOT ?

So you’d like to book a newborn photo shoot but have no idea how long that ‘newborn’ stage lasts exactly?! 

There are different thoughts among photographers about how long a baby is considered a newborn. Some say until 28 days and other say up to three months old.  Your paediatrician probably will say that the newborn stage is 3 months. So when is the best time to take professional photos of your beautiful baby?!

Newborn babies are one of the most precious things on the planet. We all want to remember how small they are when they are born. This time passes so quickly. These little hands and feet grow faster than you might think, wrinkled skin becomes smooth after a few days and their skin reminds me of silk. They smell so wonderful... ohhh best smell ever and are so small that they fit in our hands.

WHAT IS THE BEST AGE FOR NEWBORN PHOTOSHOOT ? Edinburgh newborn photographer

If You decide to book newborn session With me ?

Babies grow so fast, I know, but for me the most important thing is how you and your baby feel. I want you to be ready for it. With my kind of photography there is no rush really. I can photograph babies at any age because I am not posing them. We can meet in the first 48 hours ( FRESH 48 Gallery ) of your baby life or it can wait till your baby is more settle. My sessions are slow and stress free.

Dorota shot our Fresh 48 session when our son was only 15 hours old. She captured a very sensitive and emotional time in our lives which resulted in beautiful photographs. She was wonderfully professional and kind at a time when we we still getting over the shock of becoming new parents. I would recommend her services to anyone. We are very happy with our photos and our family abroad can’t stop watching the sweet presentation she put together for us - Eimear.

Quick note !!! If you’re looking for POSED newborn photography* for your newborn photo shoot, the ideal age is up to 12 days and rarely older.

*this is not me - I am lifestyle newborn photographer and my approach to baby photographer is a bit different. You can read more about MY APPROACH TO NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY here.

AS YOU can SEE BELOW, AGE doesn't matter

Baby Ronan is just 15 hours old. Isn't he tiny.

Baby Filip is just hours old. Comfortable sleeping in mom's arms. Just perfect.

Baby Olivier is just 12 days old. Love his cute face.

Baby Max is 3 weeks old.

Baby Nathan is 4 weeks and 1 day :) A beautiful sleeping child, loves to be hugged by his older brother.

Baby Lyla is 6 weeks old. Wide awake .

Baby Florentyna is 7 weeks old. She is so beautiful.

Baby Lottie is 8 weeks old. Safe in Daddy's arms.

Baby May is 8 weeks old. Isn't she cute.


If you would like to book a newborn session with me, please let me know dorota@markowskaphoto.com I am happy to answer all questions you may have.

Be well and I hope to hear from you soon.

Dorota xxx