Schedule newborn sessions when the baby is between five and ten days old to help ensure a sleepy, curly baby.
The best time to schedule sessions for newborns is a week after the mother’s due date. I do leave room in my schedule to make adjustments to session dates once the baby arrives. Of course, babies will arrive on their own terms, but at least we have a guideline to go by of what the session day will be. From there we can adjust the date once the baby is born.
Scheduling newborns can sometimes be a juggling act, but if you stick to this general rule, the shoot date should be around the five to ten day mark the majority of the time.