The baby stages are so fleeting, it's important to capture them before baby has moved on and into the toddler years. Around 6-8 months is the perfect time for a portrait session. Baby can sit independently, while still doing all those adorable things that make him a baby. The way a 6 month old plays with her toes, that belly laugh, the big innocent eyes, those chubby thighs and dimpled hands, the cuteness is just too much to resist! Like my newborn work, I like to keep these simple, with the focus on the child. I tend to avoid adding a lot of props, as they can distract from what's important - you child.
If I were to choose one time for my baby to be photographed, it would be 6-8 months old. You get a glimpse of her personality, while overflowing with innocence. As my children approach school age, this is the time I miss the most from when they were little.
At the 12 month session, this is the last time baby will be photographed as a baby. It's a big deal! We will usually do a combination of indoor and outdoor photos at this age if we're in warm season. If baby is walking this is the perfect time to capture action shots of those wobbly first steps.
Baby sessions are done in studio, or outdoors. My studio is set up to provide a variety of looks. I have backdrops for a classic look, plus furniture and a bed set up for a casual, natural homey look.