leah & emma | otsego newborn photographer

I last saw Emma when we did her newborn session. Of course I knew she would have grown up, but I didn’t predict how entertaining she would be! She’s talking a mile a minute and has imagination galore, and she completely charmed me. It can be a challenge to get a picture of a sibling this age with a newborn, but I just love what we captured of Emma with her new sister.

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Leah is just beautiful on her own, too (and looks so much like Emma as a newborn)

During newborn photo sessions we often take breaks for feeding, soothing, changing, etc., and during one of those we took advantage of a feeding to get some nursing images. I won’t show those publically, but if you’re interested in having nursing photographs included in your newborn session, just know that it’s an option. Mom says she wishes she had done that the first time, and I know she will treasure these in the future.

Leah was just a week old when we photographed her, and that’s an ideal age for a newborn session. Babies are generally settled in a bit then, starting to nurse well and feel full after eating, and still sleepy and ‘curly’ enough to get those adorable squishy newborn poses. Once they’ve hit the two week mark, they start sleeping less soundly and also start stretching out, so it can be a bit trickier to work with them. The best time to schedule a session is while you’re still pregnant. I recommend scheduling a time about a week out from your due date, and then we can adjust as necessary based on your baby’s actual arrival date. That way I can be sure I have time in my schedule to accomodate you.  I do always try to have some flexibility built in so that I can work in last minute newborns, too. Call me at 269-267-7083 or email ellen (at) ellendykstraphotography.com to schedule a session or to get more information.