Most babies come to see me when they are 8-12 days old. I just find this to be my “sweet spot” for newborn photos. This age range gives moms a week or so to get to know her newborn, but also ensures they are still nice and bendy from being in the womb. Don’t get me wrong, each baby is different and some will want to stretch out and party all session long, even at 8-12 days old, but it works out for most 🙂 Sometimes I get an inquiry for a baby already born… I like to leave a little wiggle room for these instances. I have such a love for newborns I just can’t turn them away, even if my schedule is packed, and that’s exactly what happened with sweet Annellen. She was already 3 and a half weeks old when she came to see me, but she slept through our session like a champ! She may not have been quite as bendy as an 8-12 day old, but man oh man, is she just as cute! Her parents brought some jewelry to use for her session, but otherwise gave me free reign on color choices and props and I just love the outcome!