Don't forget to book those milestone sessions too!

Did you know that I also provide milestone / baby portraits in my Indianapolis studio? Yep - bring me all the babies!

Babies just don't keep. They are always changing and that first year seems to fly by. All of a sudden your tiny baby is sitting up, crawling, pulling up on things and then eventually taking their first steps. Even month to month your baby will change and their personality will continue to grow.

I highly encourage expecting parents that reach out for newborn photos to also consider pre-booking their milestone sessions too. Go ahead and get it out of the way and on the calendar - because you're going to blink... and miss capturing those milestones.

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What are milestone sessions?

Milestone sessions are to document your baby's growth and reaching a particular stage within that first year. While some may book every 3 months, I typically recommend scheduling for these milestone stages at minimum:

6 Months or Sitting

This is when your baby turns six months old and is able to sit unassisted. This is a big milestone for your baby and definitely something worth capturing! Their little personalities really start to come through at this age. I love capturing their little smiles and all the squishy baby rolls at this stage.

One Year / Cake Smash

This milestone is a HUGE moment for your baby and your family! You've made it one whole year with your little and they've grown so much since they were born. Your baby is sitting unassisted, often pulling up on things, sometimes standing unassisted and for some babies - taking their first steps. I love getting to celebrate this milestone with you and your little one.

Other Milestones

I definitely recommend booking newborn, 6 months, and 1 year. However, that doesn't mean you can't book additional milestones in between those big stages. Other popular milestones to schedule are 3 months - they start smiling and starting to get the hang of tummy time. Another milestone is when by hits 9 months - to document crawling and pulling up on things. I even have some clients who love booking annual portraits for their kiddos beyond the 1 year milestone.

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See how much they have changed!

One of the biggest reasons why I recommend scheduling milestone sessions with your newborn session or at the very least coming back at 6 months and 1 year is to compare how much they have changed since their newborn session! Often times I find a way to incorporate something we did in the newborn session into the milestone session which makes for a great comparison when the images are placed side by side!

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Document new skills!

It's always so exciting when your baby accomplishes a new skill! Rolling, sitting, crawling, standing, walking - I love documenting these special memories for my tiniest clients!

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Birthday sessions are so fun! Whether you're little one is celebrating their first birthday or fourth birthday - I'll document their little personality and celebrate them turning another year older. These sessions can be simple portraits, splash session, or smashing cake or their favorite food. It's so fun!

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Want to have all those precious memories preserved?

If you are looking for an Indianapolis Indiana Baby Photographer, I would love to have your little one in the studio! You can see more information about my milestone sessions here.

Send me an email with any questions you might have about booking!