Milestone Welcome Guide

Welcome...

Capturing milestones of your little one is so important because time goes by way too fast. I don't schedule these sessions by the age they are but rather by the new milestones they are reaching. For example the first one I love to capture is when they can push up well on their belly and give good smiles. Then comes the sitter session (my favorite) where they can sit unassisted. 

Each session is carefully designed with your little one in mind, from providing set ups that are safe for them and coordinate the colors you want to use. 

Preparing for your

Session

What should baby wear?

I always suggest bringing them in something other than what they are going to wear for pictures. You never know what can happen in the car and with the seatbelts they are likely to arrive wrinkled. So keep them comfy in pjs or a onesie until you get here. 

What do I need to bring?

The only thing that you need to bring is:

*baby

*Extra bottles or snacks 

*a pacifier 

*outfits for session 

*and stuffies or special items you want included. 

Session Length

A milestone session usually takes between 30 minutes and an hour. I like to give a little wiggle room in case little one becomes unhappy or needs to feed. If you choose a simple or full session I also have to allow time to change set ups and outfits. 

Parent pictures

Parents are always welcome and often asked to jump in a picture or 2, especially if the little one is not sitting up yet. If parent poses are something that you want during your milestone session please let me know ahead of time. I usually don't do a separate set up for these but will incorporate you into the theme we have already designed. 

What's your style?

Usually there is one style that you gravitate towards. So when you look at these pictures which one do you immediately love first? Do you like the light and bright style with lots of light and soft colors or do you like the darker, moodier lighting like the gray picture? Please make sure to let me know in your questionnaire. Although your gallery will more than likely have a mixture of both, I would like to spend more time on the style you want to make sure you get the pictures you want. 

Naked Babies

I love naked baby pictures but this is always something that is up to you. These pictures are always done in good taste with barely anything actually showing. Once again, just let me know in your questionnaire if you would like them during your session. 

I hope that helps to answer all of your questions but if you think of anything else please don't hesitate to ask! 

See you soon!! 

xoxo

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