Baby Neil was born 2 month pre-mature and so even though mom and dad wanted to get newborn photos, he was in the NICU past the time frame we normally give our newborn families of 5-18 days after they are born for newborn pictures.
This is where premie babies are a little different in regard to their newborn session. I always do newborn photos up to a month after their original due date. Because they are really a newborn for so much longer than other newborns since they came out a little early.
Neil was actually 3 months old here for his newborn photo session at our studio in downtown Colorado Springs. We got him to sleep no problem and were able to get some great awake and alert plus sleeping baby photos! Which we think is the best of both!
We were so honored to capture this precious new family's first professional family photo and baby Neil's first baby pictures! And a special capture for mom - she requested him on her shoulder as that's how she always carries him around the house. LOVE it!