When is the best time to get newborn pictures?

I often get asked when is the ideal time to photograph newborns and typically, that is between 7-14 days. But each person is different, and no way to predict the day the baby will be sleepy through out the session. For example, meet baby Misha, she had to have brain surgery when she was only 2 days old. She spent the first 4 weeks of her life in the hospital. She arrived in the studio for her "newborn pictures" when she was 6 weeks old!

Although I prepared mom that we might not get sleepy, unwrapped poses, she loved the sound of the white noise I had and slept through most of her session.

We were able to get wrapped and unwrapped poses

We were also able to get her in props, bucket, bowl!

Needless to say, mom and dad were thrilled to have these beautiful "newborn pictures" that they will cherish forever!