I’m Kristen! A family & newborn photographer committed to bringing your photos off the cloud & into your home.

MEET Kristen

maplegrove_home_newborn_pictures_kristen_dyer_photography_0010.jpg

“What is the best age to get newborn portraits taken?” This is one of the main questions I get from clients. Typically, I suggest scheduling your newborn portraits when the baby is between 7-14 days old. While there are factors like baby arriving earlier than expected or mom needing extra time for healing, this is the ideal timeframe to aim for. Please know that I will always work with the family on when is best to schedule, however if everything has gone smoothly with delivery and recovery I suggest the 7-14 day timeframe for these 5 reasons:

  1. Baby is sleepier and easier to position.
  2. You’ve had time to bond with your newborn.
  3. Baby’s skin is still clear (don’t worry though if this is not the case).
  4. Feedings have gotten easier and are a bit more scheduled.
  5. Your family has been able to figure out a rhythm and has had time to bond with their sibling
.

Something to keep in mind is that all newborns sleep and feed differently. Please do not allow this to be a point of stress, as I will happily work with mom and baby on their routine. As many feeding breaks as needed throughout our time together is welcomed.

Did you miss the 7-14 day window of wanting a newborn session? Don’t worry! Send me a quick message and we and talk!

maplegrove_home_newborn_pictures_kristen_dyer_photography_0008.jpg
maplegrove_home_newborn_pictures_kristen_dyer_photography_0011.jpg
maplegrove_home_newborn_pictures_kristen_dyer_photography_0009.jpg
maplegrove_home_newborn_pictures_kristen_dyer_photography_0012.jpg

Share:

5 reasons why this is the best age for newborn portraits

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

«

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looking for ideas and inspiration for an outfit for newborn photos? I’ve got you. One of the biggest questions I get from my newborn clients is, “What should I wear as a mom during this season?” That’s a totally valid question! During this season of healing, as your body has changed over the course of […]

You May Also Enjoy:

I was thrilled when Ashley reached out to me to photograph her family picture session. I have known Ashley for over 13 years. As a matter of fact, she introduced my husband and I to each other! As a busy and wonderful photographer herself, Ashley still makes it a priority to have her own family […]

Excited to share these Chaska family pictures at the Arboretum with you today! When the Budahn Family reached out about family pictures, I couldn’t wait to work with them again. There’s something so special about being able to photograph another photographer’s family. It has been so fun seeing them grow over the year’s and capturing […]

Excited to share these family of five fall pictures with you! I was thrilled when I saw Kristin’s family booked a session with me. I just couldn’t wait to work with them again! There’s something so special about being able to photograph a family over the years and for one that I have known since […]

My Top 10 Baby Essentials That are Worth the Investment 

3.

5 Ways To Prepare For a Stress-free Family Session

2.

 In-home Newborn Session Checklist

1.

Resources to guide you as you plan for your in-home newborn session or family session. 

remember to take these

FREE RESOURCES

© 2023 Kristen Dyer Photography | All Rights Reserved
Minneapolis & Edina, MN family & newborn photographer