BABY YEARLY PLAN
FROM PREGNANCY TO 1ST BIRTHDAY
The first year of a baby's life is unique. Everything is new, and the baby surprises you every day. The first walk, a tooth, a smile. All these moments deserve to be remembered forever. Photography will help to preserve these fleeting moments. So it's a good idea to organize a photo shoot for your baby's first year. Exceptional frames will become a priceless souvenirs. You will be able to come back to them whenever you want to remember what tiny feet your baby had right after birth.
PHOTOS FROM THE FIRST YEAR OF YOUR BABY'S LIFE
Pregnancy. Nine months that will change your life forever
These nine months is a beautiful and unforgettable period in every woman's life. However, although it seems to us that these nine months will last forever, we suddenly realise that the due date is any day now, and we do not have any decent photos that would remind us of this special time.
Newborn photography, your baby's first photos.
When you first hold your newborn in your arms, the world suddenly makes sense. You created this tiny human who now holds your heart, and you know you'll cherish every moment you're blessed to have them in your life.
The first moments with your baby at home are unique and filled with love. The long-awaited baby is finally among you, and you can experience many first moments together. His/hers smiles are a great joy for you. So it's worth capturing these unforgettable moments and keeping them forever with photos. Imagine how nice it will be to sit with the whole family by the fireplace on an autumn evening and remember those precious moments.
Don't stop at newborn photography! Babies change so rapidly that it's important to capture special moments throughout the year so you can compare the growth and fully enjoy every stage. You see them every day, so you may not notice the nuanced changes to your baby's appearance. When you compare milestone photography at different stages, it can be amazing to see the difference! You'll beam with pride as you see your little one growing bigger through these beautiful photographs.
What is the ideal age for a baby photography session?
- Newborn – so fresh and tiny
- Newborn – 6-week milestone: still very tiny but starting to smile, more alert, life is starting to settle down a little
- 3-4 months old: mini push-ups, smiling and laughing, starting to roll
- 6 months old: sitter sessions, becoming more social, playing with hands and toys
- 9-10 months old: crawling and pulling themselves up
- 12 months old: first steps
Children do grow up incredibly fast
blink, and you’ll have a pre-schooler standing where your tiny newborn once lay.
There’ll be so many adorable phases where you’ll think, “We really should get family photographs sorted out soon.”
4 months: consider waiting
Babies at this age are often busy with teething and not at their jolliest. If you can, hold off, and we can book your portrait session for when your baby’s 6 months old. Even if teething and stranger anxiety are still rearing their heads, your baby will be much more easily distracted and amused by 6 months!
6 months: sometimes called a ‘sitter session’
Six months is a classic age for a family portrait.
Babies are becoming more social and have a markedly different look from very young babies.
Six-month-old babies enjoy playing with their hands and will explore toys and other objects – these are great photo opportunities.
Your baby is also likely to be sitting at six months, which makes for gorgeous photographs.
7 / 8 months
This can be a difficult phase as separation anxiety can peak, and teething can also be a real problem. That said, if your baby’s relaxed and happy, it can be a lovely age to photograph as babies are often just on the cusp of mastering skills like standing up – those wobbly legs are so gorgeous! Your baby will be sitting more confidently too. We can always book your session at this age and move it to 9/10 months if you find that teething is causing too much trouble for your little one.
9 / 10 months
This is one of my favourite ages for family portraits. Babies at nine and ten months are crawling and can often hold themselves upstanding if holding onto furniture – or holding onto your hands.
12 months old / toddlers
Your child will be getting ready to take their first steps, or they might already be walking. Your baby will respond to simple instructions and suggestions, helping to engage your baby throughout the portrait session.
First Birthday photoshoot
SO WHICH AGES SHOULD YOU CHOOSE?
Suppose you’re only ever going to have one family portrait session. In that case, I’d recommend choosing between a newborn session, nine or 12 months old, when your little one is mastering some adorable skills and his / her personality will be shining through.
If you’re planning on documenting your baby’s first year with a series of photo sessions, the most popular combinations are:
- 3 sessions: Newborn, 6 months and 12 months
- 4 sessions: Maternity, Newborn, 6 months, 12 months
- 4 sessions: Newborn, 4 months, 8 months, 12 months
WHEN TO BOOK MY BABY’S 1ST YEAR PACKAGE
If you plan to document all the significant 1st-year milestones, book My Baby's 1st Year package for the best saving. We offer instalment plans, so you pay as you go, not all at once upfront.
If you want to book a newborn photography session and add the baby sessions later, you can do it, but there will be no 'my baby's 1st-year' savings.
Are you ready to book? Contact me if you want to proceed with your booking to secure your spot.
Do you have any questions? I might have the answers on FAQ. If you still don’t find the answer, don’t hesitate to contact me.
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