The reason the 1 hour session is “All Wrapped” is because once a newborn is securely swaddled, they are usually quite content and ready for photos. The Full Newborn Session takes up to 3 hours. This is because it takes plenty of time and patience to pose babies on their sides or bellies. Parent and sibling photos are included in the Full Newborn Session. Sometimes, however, parents will schedule the Full Newborn Session and opt for only newborn photos during their session time.
If you are interested in a shorter session and mostly pictures of your baby swaddled, then the Newborn Only – All Wrapped Studio Session might be right for you. If you also want belly and side lying poses, as well as details such as fingers, toes, and facial close-ups, then the Full Newborn Session is the way to go.
Now, all that being said, if I have a very sleepy baby, I might be able to sneak in one “not all wrapped” pose during a shorter session. That could mean arms and legs showing in a partial wrap during a bowl photo or once in a awhile a belly pose on the posing stand. Most babies don’t go right to sleep on the posing stand. It usually requires a pacifier and some soothing if the baby isn’t sound asleep. Some newborns are sensitive to touch, and just moving their arm gently causes them to wake up. Others will sleep through the posing.
During this Newborn Only – All Wrapped Studio Session featured below, we were all entertained by the awesome facial expressions Karsyn made! Check them out!