Sweet dreams: Adorable pictures of newborn babies
These cute newborn babies just can't be bothered having their pictures taken... all they want is a nice big snooze.
The adorable images were taken by Philadelphia photographer Dan Cueller who waits until the very moment the babies drop off to sleep to capture the perfect picture.
At just two-weeks-old the pampered tots must 'endure' up to four hours of feeding and cuddling to reach just the right level of sleepiness to doze off and be perfectly posed for the cutest of pictures.
Rock-a-bye baby: Twelve-day-old Edward drifts off to sleep in this adorable picture by professional baby portrait photographer Dan Cueller
Incredibly 29-year-old Dan only became a baby portrait photographer three-years-ago after losing his job as an IT technician because of the recession.
He said: 'Newborns are naturally cute and they can't really do much at this age.
'You can't just ask a baby to do something, so it's usually best and easier to pose them when they are asleep.
'The trick to photographing newborns is really just waiting, keeping them warm and full.
Off to la la land: Another picture of baby Edward. To achieve the perfect image the newborns are pampered for four hours being fed and cuddled until they become sleepy
Cute as a button: Baby Edward drifts into a deep sleep during the exhausting photo shoot
Content: Little Edward's huge smile says it all as he curls up in a blanket while ten-day-old Matthew (right) nods off with his head in his hands
'Then it's just repeating the process for each setup.
'The age of the child is also very important - it's usually best to photograph them when they are under two-weeks-old.'
One of the cutest pictures features a baby dozing off in a hanging basket.
But to get the perfect picture of such little people requires a soft touch.
Turn off the lights: Matthew curls up for a kip
Docile: Photographer Dan says getting the perfect picture of such little people requires a soft touch
Just hanging out: Lula, aged just six days old, dozes off while wrapped up in a cheesecloth
Snug as a bug: Another shot of six-day-old Lula looking well wrapped up
Dan explains: 'The hanging baby's name is Lula.
'She is hanging in cheesecloth in her father's hands, which were just outside of the frame.
'Hanging portraits are always fun to do.
'The challenges are waiting for the right moment lift the baby safely.
Do not disturb! Lula, aged just six days old, enjoys a nap
Break: Incredibly 29-year-old Dan only became a professional photographer three-years-ago after losing his job as an IT technician because of the recession
Keep the noise down! Lula holds her hand over her ears as she tries to get some well-earned kip
'We always have several hands near-by just outside of the frame.
'And if the baby is even slightly awake we won't do it until they are in a deep sleep.'
Since Dan began his new profession, charging $350 (￡220) per portrait session, his business has been baby-booming.