This newborn session is from January. Little Eleanor arrived Christmas Eve! Talk about the best Christmas present ever! Since she arrived at a busy time we did her newborn photos when she was a month old. Eleanor was such a peanut when she was born that at a month she was the size of your average newborn weighing around 7 lbs. The first few weeks with a newborn can be quite the adjustment. It is always an option to wait a month or so to do photos if you don’t mind missing the curled up newborn stage. I take a “lifestyle” approach to newborn photography which means I am not posing the baby. I capture them just as he/she is in their natural environment and include the entire family…even pets, see below. It is not necessary to schedule them within the 1st 10 days. Eleanor was very tiny, alert and I swear she had the social smile down. She would grin when her parents talked to her and especially found dad funny. Don’t the always? As you can see she had the sweetest little nursery and the lighting was divine! We really lucked out since winter days can be dark.