A Milestone Photography Timeline for Your Child

Family, First Year, Newborn

Capturing the Journey: A Milestone Photography Timeline for Your Child

Watching your child grow is one of the most enchanting parts of parenthood. It's a journey filled with countless milestones and magical moments. Capturing these special stages through photography can provide a cherished timeline of your child's growth. In this blog, we'll guide you through when and how to best capture these unforgettable milestones, from newborn to their first birthday and beyond.

Newborn Stage (first two weeks)

This is the perfect time to capture your baby's first days of life when they still are in that beautiful newborn phase. Consider booking a newborn session during the first two weeks after birth while your baby falls naturally into the foetal position they took up in the womb. These photos typically feature peaceful, sleeping babies curled in cosy wraps or delicately posed to highlight their newborn features.  You can see my gallery here.

Newborn baby in black and white being held by  parents and sibling

Three to Four Months

At around three months, your baby starts to develop a distinct personality. This is a great time to document their wide-eyed curiosity, tiny smiles, and the way they begin to hold their head up. A photography session at this stage will capture your little one’s burgeoning personality and development. 

Four month baby girl lying on tummy looking at camera on a pink background

Six to Eight Months

Half a year is a significant milestone that's filled with exciting changes. Most babies at this age are starting to sit up, giving you a chance to capture some adorable sitting poses. Some babies might be crawling - this stage is full of adventure and discovery.  Their interactions and expressions at this age are priceless, offering perfect photo opportunities from a different perspective. 

Six month old baby boy wearing white vest sitting in white paper on baby photoshoot

First Birthday

A first birthday photoshoot is a fantastic way to celebrate this massive milestone. Consider a cake smash or a themed photoshoot. You'll cherish these images of your one-year-old's excitement, messy cake-filled hands, and their adorable, toothy grin.  Take a look at my gallery here.

One year old boy wearing a top and hat with the number 1 on it smashing cake for his baby cake smash photography session

Beyond the First Year

After the first year, annual photoshoots are a great way to document your child's growth. As they blossom into their unique selves, these sessions can capture their developing interests, interactions, and the changes in their appearance.  As siblings appear, these annual sessions really are a beautiful record of your growing family.

Young girl with blonde hair laughing at camera

Keep in mind that these timelines are only suggestions; every child develops at their own pace. The key is to capture the essence of your child at each stage, making these photos priceless mementos of their childhood. Remember, we’re not just taking photos; we’re telling the story of your child's journey, one milestone at a time.


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