Milestone Baby Portraits :: A Round Up

Milestone Baby Portraits Round Up :: Andover MA Photographer

There once was a time when newborn photos and one year photos were the only sessions that most people focused on. Thankfully as the years have gone by, other milestone sessions have been getting a spotlight. Every milestone throughout your baby’s first life is special and amazing. And every milestone deserves to be celebrated with baby portraits! Here are the sessions featured in my blog recently for each of the milestones during the first year of life. Click on the pictures to see the rest of the session, and enjoy!

For more milestone baby photos check out my previous Milestone Baby Photography Round Up and my Baby Photo Ideas Pinterest board!

3-4 Month Baby Photos

The32-4 month milestone is all about documenting your little one’s growth. During the newborn stage, they’re still mostly sleeping and there’s very little interacting. At three to four months, they’re starting to really grow into their personalities. Sometimes they might still sleep during their session. And other times they’re smiling and laughing. Plus, while newborn photos tend to be nude or swaddled, there are so many cute outfit options for 3-4 month olds! And the vast majority of my props for newborns also work perfectly for these milestone baby portraits.

Having twins in the studio is always extra special for this twin mama! And these three month old twins are no exception!
This Saugus Baby Photos session was beyond adorable–if you have a 3-4 month old please dress them in a mohair teddy bear suit!
Overalls for 3 month baby photos? Miss L and her Melrose Baby Pictures say yes please.
3 month old baby photoshoot
Photoshoots for 3 Month Old Babies like this little man are all about showcasing their personalities!
This 3 Month Baby Photos session with mom and grandparents was a beautiful experience.
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I love the eye contact during these 3 Month Baby Pictures!

6-8 Month Baby Portraits

The 6-8 month milestone is less about the specific age and more about the milestone that they have reached: sitting! Which is why this photo session is also called a “sitter session”. At this point, baby can sit safely on their own (or inside of a prop). This is such a big milestone during your little one’s first year! Plus their personalities are growing even more and truly shine through during their sessions. These milestone baby portraits have absolutely become some of my favorites over the years. I especially love how versatile they are when it comes to styling, props, and accessories.

6 month sitter sessions are tons of fun–like these Salem MA baby photos!
Mr. D was 7 months old during this Stoneham Baby Portrait session full of props and accessories.
Miss S showing why these Groton 7 Month Baby Photos are called a sitter session!
Mr. C was 8 Months old during these Wakefield Baby Photos–and cute as can be!
Tummy time is always fun during 6 month photos like this Wellesley Twin Baby Pictures session!
Miss A was sweet and smiley during her Chelmsford 7 Month Baby Photos!
Miss M was 6 months during her Medford Baby Photos but we still got some sweet sleeping portraits.

9-12 Month Baby Photos

Last but not least, we have 9-12 month baby photos. While typically at 12 months (aka 1 year old) we do cake smash sessions, not every family wants to go with a full smash. So instead the portrait session becomes a regular milestone baby portrait session! At this age baby is sitting, sometimes crawling or standing, maybe even taking some steps. But for the most part it’s the last milestone before your little one is able to run away–definitely worth taking advantage of with portraits. Their personalities are here to stay, and stranger danger is sometimes something to take into consideration. Whether you are using this time to update your family photos, or focusing just on your little one, this age is a great one and perfect for baby photos.

These Melrose Baby Photos of 11 month old Miss E are the perfect example of not quite but almost one year old baby pictures.
9 Months is such a great milestone–sitting and smiling but not quite mobile yet! These Waltham Baby Photos are some of my favorites.
I love the simplicity of this photo from Mr. P’s Somerville 11 Month Old Baby Photos.
One year photos don’t always have to mean cake smash sessions! Mr. L’s Rowley 1 Year photos were still cute as can be.
These Lexington 1 Year Baby Photos were full of smiling Mr. K, props, and family!

Looking to celebrate a milestone with baby portraits? Crabapple Photography is located in Andover MA and serves clients from around the area including ConcordActonLexingtonSudbury, and beyond. Kate McKenna has been photographing newborns, babies, and children of all ages since 2009. Contact Kate today to learn more.

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