Milestone Sessions: What They Are and Why You Should Book Them
Your baby will never change so much - or so quickly - as she does during the first year of her life. If you’d like a professional photographer to help capture these magical months, milestone sessions may be the perfect option.
Baby photographers generally schedule milestone sessions for 3-, 6-, and 9-month-old babies. I hold milestone sessions in my photography studio, where families have access to a wide variety of adorable props and outfits. I typically put together several different looks for each session. I also have unique flower bonnets and crowns for baby girls, which make for exceptional photos!
Like most baby photographers, I also welcome parents to choose their own outfits or include baby’s favorite toy. However, if you’d rather skip the planning, I’ve got you covered. The only thing I need you to bring to the photography studio is one (or more!) well-rested babies.
Here is some age-specific information on what you can expect from a professional photographer’s milestone sessions:
3 Months3-month-olds have great head/neck control, love when people talk to them and have started smiling. However, these littlest babies have short attention spans and can quickly grow tired of your attention. Because of this, it’s important to choose a seasoned baby photographer who’ll work quickly to capture the tiny models at their best.
A 3-month milestone session is also great for families who didn’t have a chance to do professional newborn photos!
6 MonthsAt 6 months, most babies are learning how to sit. Some arrive at the photography studio already sitting independently! 6-month-olds also have longer attention spans, so this age is just perfect for a session with a professional photographer to document your baby’s new milestone!
For these sessions, I usually try to create at least 3 different looks for the baby. Family photos are another great option - I always encourage parents to participate to create family memories their child will cherish forever.
9 MonthsThe timing of this milestone session is perfect for babies who weren’t ready to sit at 6 months. It’s also great for those who just learned how to crawl - a huge milestone that opens up fun new posing options. 9-month-old babies have longer attention spans, love to clap, play peek-a-boo, and, for the most part, don’t fear strangers, making this age a favorite among baby photographers!
To book your milestone session please contact me here: http://www.polina.pictures/contact-form