Darling and Timeless
Because your baby won't be little for long
Baby's first year is magical, and it goes by much too quickly. The days of your baby learning to hold up their head, rolling over and sitting up are quickly surpassed as they take those precious first few steps into toddlerhood and beyond. My baby milestone photography sessions are designed to grow with your baby throughout their first year and capture every adorable detail along the way. You will surely cherish these photos long after the baby days are behind you.
Babies Don't Keep
The first opportunity for a baby portrait session is between three to five months of age. I call this a tummy time session. We'll start by capturing images of your baby laying on their back and looking up at the camera. They may also do other cute things like sucking their thumb, grabbing their toes, and rolling over. Then we'll turn them on their belly for a little bit of tummy time if they'll allow it. Some babies will even hold their head up to look around and give us some adorable smiles!
My favorite time to photograph babies is around the mid-year mark. This milestone session can be scheduled anytime between six to nine months, once baby can sit up independently. These are also commonly referred to as sitter sessions. Babies are usually very curious around this stage, not to mention very smiley! We'll get some adorable images of them sitting up and interacting. Some may even begin to crawl. I think it's a perfect time to get the best images of your baby!
The first birthday is the biggest baby milestone! This is when you will sit back and wonder where the year has gone and marvel at how quickly your baby has grown. I definitely recommend a photo session for your baby's first birthday. Some parents choose a cake smash, which is a photo shoot to document your baby's first taste of cake. Others opt to skip the cake and do a classic first birthday portrait session instead. The ideas are endless, and we will customize the perfect set just for you!
Babies are the cutest, and I love to create clean, classic portraits that capture their pure beauty and sweet expressions. I keep the backdrops uncomplicated and use a few simple, beautiful props to help bring out a polished and professional look. I keep a studio wardrobe stocked with adorable baby outfits and accessories that are uniquely handmade and oh-so-cute. You don’t need to worry about what to wear or buy a thing! My style of baby photography aims to capture the precious, fleeting moments of your little one before they aren’t little anymore.
To book a Baby Milestone session with my studio, first you’ll pay a retainer fee to secure your date and begin the planning process. Our time together will include a design consultation, personalized styling and your custom portrait session. After the shoot you’ll receive a proofing gallery to view all of the images from your session. Simply choose your favorites along with the products you love most; art and files are sold separately and your total investment will depend on your final selections. Artwork options range from professional prints to handmade albums and custom wall art. Every image that you select also comes with the edited high resolution digital file with printing rights. The whole process is easy and I walk you through every step of the way.
Design Consultation to plan out your best session
Personalized Styling for your shoot
Studio Props, Backdrops and Accessories
Baby Wardrobe sizes 6-18 months
Custom Studio Portrait Session
Proofing Gallery to view and choose your images
Artwork Design and Ordering
Ready? Let's do this!
If you love what you see and want to hold a spot, still have questions, or would just like to have an in-depth discovery call before booking, simply fill out the inquiry form below and I'll get in touch with you right away. Please let me know your baby's birthday and what month or milestone you'd like to have them photographed so I can check availability, along with any other information you'd like to share with me. I can't wait to learn more about you and your family.
Your Questions, Answered
There is no wrong time to have your baby's portraits taken! I recommend at least one or two sessions during baby's first year. If you're unsure, I recommend a sitter session and a cake smash or first birthday session. This really allows us to document your little one at different stages and see how much they grow. You don't want to miss out on any of those precious moments!
The right outfit can give your photos a special touch. I carry a darling studio wardrobe for babies in 6-18 month sizes. My outfits are handmade and absolutely unique; you won't find them in stores. For baby girls, I carry beautiful matching headbands as well. Dressing them up is easy and fun!
Absolutely! Every image in your order comes with the matching high resolution digital file with release. Digitals are delivered via a private online gallery.
Yes! We can bundle two or more sessions together to create the perfect "watch-me-grow" portrait plan for your baby. I recommend a sitter session combined with a first birthday session. Even better when bundled with a Newborn session as well!
Specializing in Newborn Photography, Baby Milestone Photos, and Cake Smash Photography. Based in Morris County, New Jersey.