Milestone sessions range from 3 months and up to 12 years old. They are an opportunity to capture your child as they grow.
At around 3 months, your baby is now smiling! Yep, they know who you are! Babies at this age will smile and interact a lot. This is something that they did not do as a newborn. Since at this age your little one can just hold their own heads up they are styled and posed similar to a newborn. We can use cute fur or fabric backgrounds while baby is laying down on his/her back, we may even capture them attempting to play with their feet. Some babies with also be able to have some tummy time and place their head up, perhaps peak a smile just long enough for me to capture it! At this age, clothing should still be minimal; diaper cover or a knit wrap (I provide) to cover the diaper. Please feel free to bring a few of your favorite outfits though as we can work those into the session.
Six Months | Sitter Session
At about 6 months, there is another milestone, your baby will be grabbing for toys, laughing, and even sitting up! This is a great age and one of my favorite to photograph. At this age it is fun to include small elements of clothing; tutu, pants, shorts. I don’t think babies need a lot of props to enhance photos or clothing for that matter, but as they get older adding them can be fun and their personalities shine so much that your little one for sure be the center of attention in any photo! It’s also positively adorable doing at least one bottomless (meaning no diaper or clothing) pose! If baby is unable to sit unsupported I may use a bucket or basket to give them a little stability.
Around 12 months, crawling, standing, and maybe even walking are milestone for sure! Celebrating your baby’s first year is for both of you! Little man suits and girly dresses and skirts are great at this age! Now that your little one is on the move toddler chairs work great for this age. Kids love a chair sized just for them!
Feel free to bring outfits or choose from my assortment. Think about all the things your little one enjoys and bring some of those items to the session. For example, if he loves tractors, bring some of the tractors and we can include those in the session.
Family and sibling photos can be done during the one year session. They typically last an hour and can be at my studio or at an outdoor location of your choosing.
At the one year, we can end the session with a cake smash too!
Karen Meyer with Iced by Karen makes beautiful custom cakes for each cash smash session!
2 Years and Older
Wow, at two years old your little one has really grown and is working to be independent. This is an age where most kids need to feel very comfortable with the photographer. You will see me get down and play with your child before I break out the camera. The entire process will be fun and light-hearted. This goes for any age!
Feel free to bring outfits or choose from my assortment. Think about all the things your little one enjoys and bring some of those items to the session. They typically last an hour and can be at my studio or at an outdoor location of your choosing.
Below is a slide show of images from a Little Bird One Year Session with a cake smash.