I just LOVE working with baby clients throughout their first year and documenting all of the beautiful details and changes. Most of my clients begin their baby’s year at our newborn session where I photograph their baby naturally and unscripted. I use simple wraps and gentle textures to showcase the baby in a natural way. I always incorporate siblings and parents into the newborn session and document their first photos as a new family.
Around six months of age my clients return to my natural light photography studio to capture the wonderful milestones of sitting up completely unsupported, rolling over, and playing with their feet. Their smiles and giggles are contagious and this age truly is amazing. We celebrate the end of their first year with a fun first birthday celebration. Filling the studio with white balloons and a small white cupcake we sing Happy Birthday and capture their toddling first steps.
Some families add on additional sessions at four and nine months old. We are able to capture them pushing up on their tummies and rolling over at their 4 month session and crawling and furniture walking at their 9 month session. Included in my baby plan package is a complimentary mini family session that can be used anytime during the baby’s first year as well as a full baby wardrobe for babies 0-18 months old. Clothing items are all natural and organic cotton fabrics in a neutral color palette.
Below are some images from a recent first birthday milestone session. This sweet girl smiled the entire time and is one of the happiest babies I have ever met. I hope you enjoy her simple mini session as much as I do!
Although I use minimal props, I love to incorporate organic wooden teethers and white balloons into my sessions. This tooth teether shown in the image above is from Fact + Fiction Handcrafted Organic Wooden Toys. You can find other adorable wooden teethers on Etsy by simply searching ‘wooden toys’.
Would you like to connect and schedule your baby’s newborn or milestone session? Visit my ‘connect inquiry’ page to get in touch!