How old does my newborn have to be for the photoshoot?

Newborn girl

It is very important that your baby is 2 weeks or ideally younger for his/her newborn photo. When they are this little, they are a lot more mellow, sleep more, and have flawless skin.

After two weeks, babies undergo a big growth spurt, making them fuzzy, harder to sooth, and the chances of baby acne are higher.

Pregnant on the Santa Cruz hills

Pregnant woman with the view of the Monterey Bay.

While most people prefer to have their portrait taken on the beautiful Santa Cruz and bay area beaches, this beautiful mom requested the redwoods. Luckily, I have access to a spot that has the best of both worlds. This very unique location is up the Santa Cruz hills with the redwoods and the view of the Bay on the background.