It’s Not Too Late- Squamish Newborn Photographer

They’ll tell you it’s too late.
The infamous ‘they’.
I believed it too when I started out.  4-12 days is the ideal range.  It’s true.
Right around 12-14 days your baby will start to become a little more alert, possibly break out in ‘baby acne’ and begin to uncurl from their little fetal position.
But there’s a LOT of variables.  Was your baby late?  Early?
Maybe you had a hard time establishing feeding?  Maybe you just missed the memo in amongst all the BAZILLION other things you were preoccupied with when the baby arrived?  Maybe your birth was really tough and you needed some extra recovery time?
In my experience it is WAY more important that you and your baby are doing well.  A stressed out mama most certainly means a stressed out baby and the energy in the room during these sessions is 1000 times more important than your baby being less than 12 days old.  I know it sounds ‘hippy-dippy’, but these little teeny beings are very attuned to your energy Mama.  It’s really all they know.
This darling girl was 28 days old at her session.  Mom and dad wanted a lot of family shots so it was perfect.  She was happy to be held and we got a lot of beautiful shots.  Mom and dad were SO lovely and I LOVED that her dad squealed at least a dozen times during her session.  I’ve never seen a more proud father!
So no mom guilt here.  You have enough to worry about.  Let’s just make sure you get some special photos of this amazing time!
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Grinning Weasel is Cheryl Voigt, a Squamish based photographer specializing in maternity, newborn and family portraits.

By | 2017-02-02T17:27:53+00:00 March 7th, 2016|Blog, newborn sessions|7 Comments


  1. Jyan Nath March 16, 2016 at 2:32 am - Reply

    Truly beautiful. Maya is just as photogenic as the parents. She has a gorgeous smile too. Love the pictures and the people too.

  2. Jenn Hunt March 16, 2016 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    SO BEAUTIFUL, she is perfect.

  3. Lola Norris March 19, 2016 at 12:59 am - Reply

    Beautiful photos of an absolutely beautiful family.

  4. Theresa June Adamson March 21, 2016 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    Maya is a precious gift of LOVE.
    Laurence and Shannon are a perfect couple
    with a perfect baby.

    Their happiness is contagious and we are very proud and
    happy for them. Maya has a fantastic future ahead of her.
    May God shower his blessings upon them always.

    The photos are stunning Congratulations.

  5. Joyce Phelan March 21, 2016 at 11:57 pm - Reply

    Great photography, We Cannot believe we have such an adorable granddaughter! Her parents are pretty amazing too! Gramma and Grandpa P.

  6. Shannon February 9, 2017 at 3:53 am - Reply

    Cheryl, the photos you captured are timeless! I can’t tell you how much I love every shot. We have finally put them up on the wall and in her room. Would love if you could come over for a coffee and see them all displayed. Maya also loves to look at the photos too.

    • cheryl February 9, 2017 at 8:24 pm - Reply

      Thanks Shannon! I would love to take you up on that! Love to see those photos getting up on walls!

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