I usually like to do newborn pictures in the baby’s first 2 weeks of life. Once babies get past this age they are usually more alert and don’t want to sleep and curl up quite as much. They start to lose their newborn-ness and baby acne sometimes sets in. Baby T was actually 3 weeks old in these pictures but he did great for me! You just never know with these little ones as they are each so different. A 3 week old can sleep the whole time, and I have had 3 day olds that don’t want to sleep at all. It’s not common but it happens and I have to be prepared for anything. I am so glad I was able to get these images of him, and how adorable is big sister?! They were both so cooperative (and the parents too). 🙂 I am loving lifestyle portraits and have been incorporating them more and more lately. I think it makes it less intimidating for older siblings when everything isn’t so staged. I like doing a combination of simple prop setups and more natural images.