Babies and toddlers grow and change so much in the first couple of years of life. Throughout these stages and changes come with them some tricky ages to photograph. Here’s my list of the top tricky ages to photograph babies and toddlers.
Tricky age to photograph #1 – Newborns between 6 weeks and 3 months
Newborns between 6 weeks old and 3 months of age are at a tricky stage to photograph. For younger newborns, there are often skin issues (baby acne, etc.) as well as developmental leaps with the peak of unsettled crying at around 6 weeks of age. Between the 6 week mark and the 3 months, stage babies aren’t typically very interactive and are too old to go into the sleepy newborn poses.
Tricky age to photograph #2 – Babies between 4 months and 7 months
Between the 3/4 month stage and about 7 months it can be tricky to photograph babies as they aren’t able to sit independently. Whilst you definitely can photograph babies between these ages, the amount of different setups and types of photos you can get are a little limited. Babies at this age can only lie on their back or do “tummy time”for a short period of time.
Tricky age to photograph #3 – Toddlers older than 13 months
Once toddlers get older than about 13 months they get more mobile. Walking turns very quickly to running and a huge desire to explore and be constantly on the move. This makes getting in-studio images more and more difficult the older they get. For this reason, the limit of sessions that I offer are cake smash sessions at around 12 months of age.