This little rainbow baby was born prematurely at 34 weeks. He was just under 40 weeks gestation and a month old when he and his family came for photos! Yes, mamas and papas, you CAN have newborn photos if your baby is born prematurely. Since parents usually don’t know their baby will be born prematurely, I suggest booking a session like you typically would. The goal is just to have baby in close to 40 weeks. Babies born prematurely are extra sleepy.
When we had our pre session chat, little E’s mom said that he is a rainbow and fertility baby and that she wanted to honor that. She also didn’t want it to be the focus of the whole session. I explained that I can style her session simply. I also have a few delicate rainbow props that I can easily work into their session for him. I absolutely love creating meaningful photos for my families.
After we created the rainbow images, we moved on to the rest of the session in the usual style most of my clients find me for. Simple, timeless, neutral styled images that focus on baby. Little man sleepy, and even threw in a cute yawn to prove it. We worked in mama and papa photos at the end of the session. There is nothing quite like documenting this time when your little one is at their smallest ever. The first year moves along way too fast.
If you are looking for a newborn photographer, I would love to hear from you. I recommend booking your newborn session at the beginning of your 3rd trimester to ensure photographer availability. Simply use the contact link above to request more session information.