Chances are if you’re reading this you are either expecting a baby or have welcomed one home recently. Either way CONGRATULATIONS! I am super thrilled for you!
Coming off probably what may have felt like the longest nine months of your life the next year will fly by faster than you can ever imagine. Babies grow and change at an astounding pace, and every month brings new and exciting developments.
The Grow With Me Plan is designed to help keep your baby’s first year documented and well photographed. Because, believe it or not, memories will fade but portraits will help you remember this time for years to come.
Babies change so much in the first year of life. You get a limited amount of time to capture them achieving those BIG milestones before they’ve moved on to something else.
The Grow With Me Plan is the perfect way to capture each precious stage. Traditionally milestone portrait sessions occur at 3 months, 6 months, 9 months and 12 months. However every child develops at different rates so I believe wholeheartedly in planning around STAGES, not AGES. In other words I find it worth waiting a bit longer when necessary so that your baby is hitting physical milestones like:
- Demonstrating head strength/discovering their feet/responsive smiles between 3-4 months (traditionally the 3 month session)
- Sitting unassisted, crawling and eating baby food (around 7 months)
- Standing and taking his/her first steps (around one year) when “baby” is more of a toddler now
That being said, when you book the Grow With Me Plan you get to choose from the following two options:
1. 4 months (smiling), 7 months (sitting) and 12 months (walking)
2. 7 months (sitting), 12 months (walking) and a bonus family session in year two
The best part about the Grow With Me Plan is that everything is carefully planned and designed around an annual product of your choosing. What does that mean?
It means that colors will coordinate across all sessions so that when a wall display is put together at the end of the year it looks intentional and collective.
It also means that I will be photographing each session with the annual product in mind. If you choose the book set for your annual product, for example, I will ensure that enough images are taken to fill each book, getting both candids and “posed” shots for a beautiful keepsake. If you decide on a wall cluster for your annual product my focus will be on orientation of the photos I take at each session, ensuring that the images will fit into the display pieces perfectly.
Look at this beautiful wood cluster which is an example of one of the annual products available for my Grow With Me Planners!
It’s no secret that I love photographing children but some of the images that touch my heart most are the ones of those little sweethearts interacting with their moms, dads and siblings. That’s why not only will we capture your baby at all the favorite milestones but immediate family members are always welcome during these sessions as well.
The Grow With Me plan is $250 total for all three sessions. Products and digital files are sold separately. You can find more information by viewing my Grow With Me Welcome Guide.
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