I had such a great time with this little guy, and based off of that smile it looks like he had a great time too. I’m so excited to have him on my Baby’s First Year plan. I’ll be sure to share more of his newborn photography session in a few weeks.
Your baby’s first year is such a special time to photograph and it will fly by so fast. Ask any parent and they will tell you that the first year in your baby’s life will go by faster than you can imagine. One minute you’re cuddling and rocking your tiny newborn baby in your arms, and then the next minute you’re chasing after them while their running away from you! It’s so important to capture those stages in your baby’s first year. As a mom I understand firsthand how easy it is to get caught up in your busy day to day life with a baby and let the first year slide by with little or no professional pictures. That early stage is something you can’t go back and capture. That’s why I’ve decided to offer a Baby’s First Year Package to help you cherish that first year forever. When you book the baby’s first year package it ties you in to making sure you don’t miss capturing those important milestones along the way. Even though babies go through all types of changes during their first year, I recommend capturing the sitting milestone (around 7 months) and their standing milestone (around their first birthday). There is no time in a child’s life when they change more than their first year.
Newborns are captured during the first two weeks of life while your little one is still so sleepy. Be sure to book your due date before your baby arrives, I recommend booking during your seventh month of pregnancy. I will keep your due date on my calendar and as soon as your baby arrives we will set a firm day and time for your session. I understand that babies rarely arrive on their actual due date, sometimes the babies could even arrive weeks before or after your due date and that’s okay. As long as your due date is on my calendar your are secured. In only accept two due dates per week to allow flexibility in my schedule. Newborns are captured in their baby birthday suit and I will provide everything that we will need for your session. I have an assortment of antique props, hats, fabrics, wraps, etc… I will also take images with mom and dad.
When your baby is ready for sitting but not yet on the go (usually around 6-7 months), I will capture him/her at their happy phase! During this milestone they are full of big grins and belly laughs and they will just light up your life. This is really such a wonderful time! Sitting babies make the absolute best models. I recommend having your session as soon as they start to sit since they cannot crawl away and are easily amused with peek-a-boo and squeaky toys. Portraits at this stage capture the beginnings of those dynamic personalities that will be with you forever. Be sure to bring two or three outfits for variety and I also have an adorable diaper cover that we will use during the session. You’ll want to bring something from home that your baby recognizes for comfort during the session, an example would be a blankie or a favorite stuffed animal.
At this age your baby will be interacting in lots of fun ways which can really keep us on our toes during the session. The standing milestone is where we document that infectious energy and charisma that brings so much light into your life. We’ll want to hold your session when they first start standing, before they’re running and walking away from us. Although sometimes those sessions are loads of fun too! It’s a challenge to chase after those one year olds, but we will laugh and have a great time while doing so. The first birthday is a greatly anticipated milestone for every family! Feel free to bring a cake or cupcake for a mini smash cake session.
There are so many precious, fleeting moments in life – your baby’s first year is one of them. Book your baby’s first year sessions today.