Studio Milestone Session
Preparing for your studio session
Hi! I am so excited to see how your baby has grown! Thank you so much for allowing me the amazing and rewarding job of photographing your new little one in his/her first year of life (or maybe I’m meeting your little one for the first time, that’s so exciting too!). Below are a few tips to prepare for your session.
Three/Four Month Session:
For this session, you can expect about a 30 minute mini session. Please arrive with baby fed and ready to smile! :) Feel free to bring an outfit or two of your own, I will have some options for you as well as for this age, I will likely do a wrapped and/or bare belly set, too. Typically we do about 3-4 sets. Please note that it is pretty common to not get a ton of smiles at this age, we’re capturing how much they’ve already changed in such a short time and we’ll definitely do our best to capture a few smiles! Babies are also sometimes great…and sometimes not so great (my children were not so great, ha) at holding their heads up, so we’ll do a lot of baby lying on back shots, etc. Keep that in mind for any outfits you bring, many shots may be waist/chest up, and if the pants or shoes make or break the outfit…maybe save that style of outfit for their next session! Oh, and baby can and will definitely be awake for this session!
Six Month/Sitter Session:
My fave! (well, other than your newborn session!) Please arrive with baby fed and ready for action :) Definitely bring 1-3 favorite outfits from home, but this is the age where I have the most studio outfit options available too, so definitely no need to stress about outfits! Once you arrive we’ll see what you brought, see what I have and make a plan from there. These sessions typically last 30-60 minutes
Nine Month Session:
If you’re part of the 3 month club, this session will be a shorter version of your six month session, documenting and capturing again how much they’ve grown and changed over the past few months. If they weren’t sitting at their six month, we may do a few extra sets as they’re likely sitting now! Again, please make sure you arrive with baby fed and ready to rock.
You made it! Hard to believe your baby is already one! Similar to six and nine month sessions, I’ll have some clothing options available, depending how much your baby has grown :)
Cake Smash One Year:
Cake smashing with a tired little one isn't always fun, so try to schedule your booking in with you babys sleeping pattern, when they are rested after nap time and fully awake. It's also important to make sure your baby has already eaten if it's normal eating time for them so they don't get unsettled for the shoot. The cake smash session will also get very messy, so it's important for moms and dads to wear clothing that is OK to get dirty. – photoshoots can be so tiring for little ones!! You baby may need your encouragement to smash the cake. Don't be too worried if your baby hasn't had cake before or is hesitant to smash the cake - every baby is different and we will still get great pics! Please remember to bring a towel and wet wipes as these 2 items will help with cleaning baby.
Girls: Tutu or cute skirt with onesie
Boy: Blue Jeans or shorts with suspenders.
PLEASE NOTE: I only provide color theme sessions. Any special request will have an extra charge.
It is my hope that you come to the studio feeling comfortable and at home. I am truly honored to be able to document this incredible time in your lives and look forward to getting to watch your sweet baby grow!
3630 Northbrook Drive Suite C Northport, AL 35473