Everyone loves a newborn portrait. They are so teeny and sweet, posed in buckets with that gorgeous newborn skin. They are only that small for such a short amount of time and documenting it is so important. But today, I want to talk about one of my favorite types of sessions: MILESTONES!
Then there are one year portraits. At Fluttering Shutter Photography, I always start with non-"smashing" portraits and then move on to the main event! Who doesn't love to see a kid tear into a cake and have a blast making a mess?
However, even with the beautiful, classic newborn portraits and a fun cake smash, I think that there is an opportunity for some really adorable portraits in between those sessions: milestone sessions. Why should you do milestone sessions? Here are three of the best reasons to capture those milestone sessions:
1) Babies around 6-8 months are generally learning to sit on their own but they are also really learning how much they can interact with the world around them. With motion comes muscle and with muscle their adorable baby rolls will gradually start to disappear. Baby rolls are THE BEST and they make me seriously happy. It's just such a sign of a quickly passing age to have those rolls on their arms and legs.
2) EXPRESSIONS!! We can capture some of the most adorable expressions for babies around this age. They are able to look directly into the camera but they also look around, smile at their parents, smile into the camera, pout, cry, giggle, look confused. ALLLLLLL of those faces are worthy of capturing!
3) The first year generally goes by in a blur. (We've all been there!) We try so hard to document everything on our phones, but sometimes those images come out blurry or get deleted or we forget to back it up and lose our first pictures of our baby because our phone completely dies....(hint: that last one was yours truly). Having professional portraits taken during a babies first year will give you a way to look back on that first year and see how they grew from that perfect teeny new baby into the amazing kid that you know now.
Whether you do a simple milestone session, personality portraits or a Grow With Me collection, let's capture portraits of your little one. Let's decorate your home with beautiful heirloom portraits of the people that you love the most in the world.
Book a milestone portrait session today and let's get started!
Fluttering Shutter Photography is based in Purcellville, Virginia and serves all of the Northern Virginia area. This includes Fairfax, Clarke, Prince William, Alexandria, Arlington counties.