It is true that time flies…especially when we have kids. The first year with a baby is an absolute blur. It can take months before the family is fully used to them, and the changes can be intense. We are sleep deprived, we take care of the home, we care for our families, many moms work and many have more than one child. It’s busy. That is why it is so special to capture our babies, especially in the first year when their changes are so frequent and rapid.
Clients often want to know when is the best time to photograph their baby, and as a mom of an adult son, I find the best time is any and every chance you can get. As a photographer I think there are stages when you can get the most out of a session. The newborn stage is short and so sweet, it goes by so fast. When babies start sitting on their own, usually between 6 and 7 months, is another great milestone. It is a whole new perspective. Before that, they were either laying down or being held by someone in the pictures. But when they start sitting on their own, you can see more of their faces, with all their cute baby fat. That’s the time where they are interacting so much more as well, so it’s a great opportunity to capture their cute faces and smiles. After that, I think another important milestone is when a baby has their first birthday. It’s a whole cycle and so much that has changed. I love to get the connection between mom and baby, dad and baby, and the whole family together. Some will be walking, some will just stand, most of them have only a few teeth, and they still have their baby fat… I see these as the last session before they start leaning more and more into those early childhood stages, and becoming toddlers.
Here you will find some samples of these milestones, older babies, toddlers, smash the cake and older kids as well.