As a mom of four boys, I can look back on their first years with sweet nostalgia. I’ll never forget the moment I held each of them for the very first time. The truth is that each of their first years also feels like a blur! That first year with your baby goes by way too fast. It feels like your baby grows by the minute. 

Documenting each major milestone from pregnancy to toddlerhood ensures you can relive each stage, remembering their sweet gummy smiles, chubby arms, and how proud they are showing off their “tricks” like waving and clapping. By creating tangible portrait artwork, you’ll be able to remember every special moment.

Here are the five baby milestones you’ll want to document during your baby’s first year.

Maternity Photography

Your body is performing the greatest miracle of growing your baby. While pregnancy is such a sweet time of anticipation, it’s also a time to celebrate your excitement about what’s to come. The best time to schedule your maternity photography session is between 31 and 36 weeks. You’ll have a gorgeous pregnant bump and still have the energy to enjoy the session.

Newborn Photography 

We finally get to meet that sweet baby! Your newborn photography session will be your baby’s first official portraits. In order to get those snuggly, sleepy newborn poses, it’s best to take newborn photos within the first two weeks of life.

6-7 Month Milestone Portraits 

The 7 month sitter milestone photography session will capture your baby sitting up on their own and documenting their expressions. If baby is crawling, we’ll take some images of baby on the move. You’ll love being able to look back on these portraits and remember watching your baby grow.

12 Month Portraits

Happy 1st birthday to your baby! 1st birthday milestone portraits are always a lot of fun to capture baby exploring the world around them. If baby is walking, we’ll document those first steps for you to look back on and treasure forever.

2 Year Family Portraits 

2nd birthday family portraits are very special to me. With these photos included in your portrait artwork, you’ll have the full story of your baby’s first year and journey into toddlerhood.

Julie Collins Photography Baby Plan | Oconomowoc, WI 

You deserve to enjoy your baby’s first year without worrying about documenting every major milestone. This is exactly why I created the JCP Baby Plan! The Baby Plan is a collection of the most important milestone photography sessions so that you can rest easy knowing each one of them will be documented and preserved with heirloom portrait artwork.

Please let me know any questions or to schedule your consultation.


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