Sometimes the chaos of the early days of parenthood leave clients realizing that they missed that “newborn” window that is idea for posed studio photography (under 2 weeks). In that case, a lifestyle shoot is always a perfect solution capturing your newborn in your own home at your convenience. Even still, some prefer to wait until their baby hits a milestone to have photos taken as they adjust to their new (very demanding) family member!
Other times, newborn clients prefer to have photos taken at key milestones during that first year. Below is a sampling of milestone photos of babies I’ve photographed, all under the age of one in my home studio.
What is a Milestone Session?
Milestones are anytime from 3-10 months in a baby’s life. Some clients choose to document it by time milestones – 3, 6, 9 months. Others choose to document developmental milestones, like holding head up ~3-4 months and sitting unassisted ~6-8 months. Babies have a low threshold for stimulation and for that reason we work milestone sessions very quickly. We determine setups in advance in order to get to work right away upon your arrival to make the most of your session.
Contact me for current pricing as well as any discount “grow with me” packages available. Milestone sessions are offered at a discount for existing newborn clients. Discounts are offered if more than one milestone is booked, even for those that did not purchase a newborn session.
What about One Year Olds?
One Year Studio Sessions take longer and include an optional cake smash and family photos so they fall outside the realm of special milestone pricing. I only shoot indoor studio one year/family sessions during the colder months because as children begin to toddle about we typically end up with more diverse galleries with outdoor sessions or lifestyle in-home sessions. Many clients choose to do an outdoor cake smash for one year sessions as well. For the winter babies, I do one year studio sessions with optional smash cake. As part of a grow with me package, one year sessions for past newborn clients receive a discount. Inquire for details.