"Making the decision to have a child... its momentous.. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body." - Elizabeth Stone
There is nobody (ok, maybe not nobody.. but almost) that doesn't appreciate the deliciousness of a newborn! The scent of baby powder, the tiny little fingers and toes, the peaceful sleep (lets not talk about the crying here.. we're thinking all cherry and cream here. ok?). Newborns are so indescribably yummy but the stage passes by very fast! It is important to capture those moments right after birth. In fact, the first 12 days of birth is optimal for newborn portraits.
Regardless if you're taking your baby to a professional or taking pictures by yourself, don't miss those moments. You may think that pictures of a sleeping baby is boring - it may be boring for you right now, but in just a few months from now, even weeks that baby will be a lot bigger, and you'll have a great memory and image of him or her as a real newborn.
I've asked a few people about newborn pictures for their newborn. It seems that there is an old-fashioned idea still out there, to wait for their baby to sit up before they take portraits of them. As far as professional pictures go, that is certainly a personal choice - but the newborn stage is so precious. Those images would be treasured forever. Regardless if you would take newborn pics in a professional studio, definately start taking pictures on your own from the moment your child is born! Don't miss those tender moments.
Tip of the day: If you take pictures of your baby when he's naked, put the blanket you intend to use in the dryer for 5-10 minutes for warmth.