Baby and Sitter Milestone Photoshoots

The first year of a child’s life is filled with awe and amazement. With so many changes for the family and new developmental stages for baby.

As a photographer there are stages which work wonderfully well for capturing new baby milestones and there are other times where it may be best to consider waiting until your baby is a little bit older.

I believe the best way to approach any baby session is to highlight the developmental stage and milestones they have reached. As a professional photographer and working with babies, we should have a basic understanding of when most babies reach the “big” milestones so we have a starting point when planning the session with parents.

After Newborn the next best developmental stage for photography is …

4 Months

At the 4 month age most babies are able to do mini push ups (very cute) and can push up on their arms and hold their heads up steadily, perfect for eye contact with the camera.

This stage is a great time to capture those early smiles and the beautiful eyes that light up when they see their parents. The time of day for your baby’s session is important as their attention span is very short and they will tire very quickly. These sessions usually last around the 30 minutes mark and I use several different backdrops and outfits to ensure your baby’s photo session is varied and creative.

With 4 months’ I work extremely quickly, swiftly switching between portraits taken with baby on their back to tummy shots where they are lifting up their heads. The best time of day to photograph your baby is soon after their nap and feed, so they are fresh and bright for the session.

4 Month Milestone packages

ELEMENTARY – £199
 
30 minutes Session
3 Digital Images
Full use of props
Professional Editing
On-line viewing Gallery
CLASSIC – £299
 
1 Hour Session
10 Digital Images
Full use of props
Professional Editing
On-line viewing Gallery
PREMIUM – £399
 
1 Hour Session
All Digital Images 
Full use of props
Professional editing
On-line viewing Gallery

6-9 Months – The Gorgeous Sitter Session

This is a wonderful time for capturing your baby’s next developmental milestone moment. It is truly the perfect age for smiles, engagement and general all round happiness. They are exploring the world in an entirely new way and from an amazingly new perspective – they are sitting up and feeling incredibly proud of themselves!

The best time to have a Sitter session is 2 weeks after they can sit unassisted and before they take their first few steps.

From my experience, babies of this age settle in very well to new environments and will happily sit there and let you entertain them whilst they giggle and smile away. Shots are truly plentiful at this age. They honestly look cute in everything and I step up the adorability factor just that bit more with gorgeous handcrafted outfits and props. This is a wondrous age to capture your baby in all their beautiful baby glory before they take take their first few steps as a toddler.

6-9 Month Sitter Milestone packages

ELEMENTARY – £199
 
30 minutes Session
3 Digital Images
Full use of props
Professional Editing
On-line viewing Gallery
CLASSIC – £299
 
1 Hour Session
10 Digital Images
Full use of props
Professional Editing
On-line viewing Gallery
PREMIUM – £399
 
1 Hour Session
ALL Digital Images
Full use of props
Professional editing
On-line viewing Gallery

Q&A's

Do you provide all of the outfits and props?
Yes! I have a beautiful selection of baby outfits and props available.
 
What if my child doesn’t ‘play ball’?
Please don’t worry, as I have lots of fun tricks which I use, or baby can have a little time out for a drink and cuddle with Mummy.

Can I change my package after the photoshoot?
You can not change packages, but there is the opportunity to purchase additional products when you view your on-line gallery.
 
How do I check your availability?
Please get in touch by emailing me at info@JoanneCollinsPhotography.co.uk with your required date and I will check and confirm back with you?
 
How I book a photo session?
Once the date has been agreed, please click on your chosen ‘Book Now’ milestone and package. I will receive a confirmation of your booking details and payment. I will then send you your email booking confirmation.
 
Do you I need to pay the whole amount upfront? 
If there is more than a month before your session, a retainer can be paid, with the balance due one month prior to the booking date. If your booking is within one month, the full amount will need to be paid.
 
What if I have a question?
You can give me a call on 07796934399 or email me at info@JoanneCollinsPhotography.co.uk and I will be very happy to help.

Are you interested in a first birthday cake smash photoshoot? View my packages here.

ELEMENTARY - £199

 

30 minutes Session

5 Digital Images

Full use of props

Professional Editing

On-line viewing Gallery

 

CLASSIC - £299

 

1 Hour Session

10 Digital Images

10 7"x5" matching Prints

Full use of props

Professional Editing

On-line viewing Gallery

PREMIUM - £399

 

1 Hour Session

20 Digital Images

10 10"x8" Prints from your 20 digitals

Full use of props

Professional editing

On-line viewing Gallery

 

Can I change my package after the photoshoot?

 

You can not change packages, but there is the opportunity to purchase additional products when you view your on-line gallery.

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Joanne Collins Photography

Sittingbourne. Kent

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