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Today we're here to talk about a crucial aspect of capturing those adorable newborn moments: the golden hour. And no, we're not talking about the golden hour of sunset – we're talking about those precious first two weeks of your baby's life.

Now, you might be thinking, "But my baby isn't even born yet! Why do I need to think about newborn photography already?" Well, let us tell you... planning ahead can make all the difference when it comes to getting those perfect portraits. The golden hour for newborn photography refers to the brief window of time during the first two weeks of your baby's life when they are at their sleepiest, squishiest, and most cooperative. During this time, newborns are more likely to curl up into those adorable poses and stay asleep for longer periods, making it easier to capture those picture-perfect moments.

But here's the thing: if you wait until your baby is born to schedule your newborn photo session, you might miss out on this golden opportunity. Babies grow and change so quickly in those first few weeks, and before you know it, they'll be more alert and less willing to cooperate for those sleepy, curled-up poses. That's why we encourage parents to schedule their newborn photo sessions as early as the second trimester of pregnancy. By planning ahead and booking your session in advance, you can ensure that you'll be able to capture those precious early days before they slip away.

Of course, we understand that life doesn't always go according to plan, and sometimes babies arrive earlier or later than expected. If that happens, don't worry – it's never too late to capture beautiful photos of your newborn. However, scheduling your session during the golden hour increases the likelihood of getting those dreamy, snuggly shots that will melt your heart for years to come. So, if you're expecting a little one and you're thinking about newborn photography, don't wait until the last minute. Plan ahead, schedule your session during second trimester, and get ready to enjoy moments that you'll cherish for a lifetime. Trust us, you'll be glad you did!

Samantha Ann Photo provides newborn photography in Swansboro, NC (Onslow County) for busy moms who want a stress-free and luxury portrait experience. Also offering family, maternity, and baby photography, our studio is located in the heart of Swansboro serving families from surrounding areas such as Jacksonville, NC, Hubert, Pelletier, Emerald Isle, Cape Carteret, Cedar Point, Havelock, and Morehead City.

We offer a high-end, full service experience including a pre-session consultation, exclusive access to our curated studio wardrobe, and same-day image viewing. Uniquely to us, our clients view their captures same day and can choose what best fits their family from an array of heirloom albums, custom wall galleries, and digital images are included with wall art purchases. If you are searching for a comfortable, safe experience with stunning heirlooms for your family, we can't wait to serve you!