OK. Less then ten days old is considered the perfect age. At that age, it’s generally easier to get all those sleepy poses that most people are after. Those first ten days can be daunting and isn’t always practical to fit in a baby shoot.
So don’t worry. It’s still all good. I have done many newborn shoots on babies up to 6 weeks old. More often than not, the baby will be more awake the older they get. So just keep this in mind. Awake shots are still fantastic, though. Here is an interesting article about Awake Newborn Photography to ease your mind.
It can also come down to the individual child as well. Some kids are just more relaxed than others. Either way, I’m happy to photograph any baby, and I haven’t disappointed yet.