Our babies grow up soo fast! Ever since the day that we hold them in our arms for the first time, the clock seems to move faster and faster with each passing day. What seems like just yesterday was really six months ago, and our helpless little bundle of joy is starting to learn to crawl around on their own. Milestone after milestone is hit, and we may want to hit pause on life to keep them from growing up too quickly. If only we could! The next best thing, though, is freezing these moments in time, these big milestone moments that you want to remember every detail of.
This is exactly what Rebecca chose for her son Wesley! She wanted to capture these special times in her precious boy’s life to enjoy forever, so she chose one of my Baby’s First Year Packages, the Baby Milestone Session, which includes four sessions starting at 3 months, with the last session at their first birthday. Rebecca wanted to focus on capturing her son naturally, avoiding poses and too many props. This sort of session was perfect for that, as it’s built around showcasing the baby as they are in each stage: grabbing their toes, tummy time, sitting up, crawling, and standing, building up to their first birthday!
For Wes’ session, Rebecca loved the idea of white on white. At the 3-month shoot, she dressed her boy up in a white, short-sleeve onesie, and we kept the same theme going throughout all of the sessions. Wes’ handsome smile and gorgeous auburn hair were on full display as they stood out against the white backdrop, and I loved capturing his happy personality!
Mom said, “I’m hoping for all of the photos to focus on what he is doing naturally at the time of the photos, starting with tummy time or on his back reaching for his toes. I want to capture the way he interacts with the world naturally at each interval.” This was our focus for the whole year, and we started with Wes on his back in the first session, and when he came back 3 months later, he was already starting to crawl! On the white wood floor, we got some wonderful shots of Wes just exploring his surroundings, always with a smile.
At nine months, we included a small, neutral chair in the mix, as Wes was now pulling himself up. He was also very good at crawling, which made for a fun time in the studio! He always seemed fascinated with the camera, looking straight into the lens. You can tell that he already loves being in front of the camera! On his birthday 3 months later, we celebrated with our final session. With a gray balloon, fitting into our neutral theme, Wes stood tall, still smiling wide for us. The joy of getting to know this wonderful family and this beautiful little boy made for a great experience, both for me and for Rebecca. She now has a full year of milestones to look back on, even as Wes grows more and more.
If you want to capture these beautiful moments in your own life, contact me here to book your session today!