When Should You Do Baby Photos?

October 27th, 2015

You've brought your new bundle of joy home. You're excited, ready to capture every milestone. Your camera probably doesn't even get put away anymore. Then it hits you: what you really need are professional photos that will highlight all the important moments in your baby's life. When should you do baby photos? There are several critical moments in your child's development that you'll want to capture so that you'll have those memories for a lifetime.


Newborn pictures should be captured within ten days of birth. At this photo shoot, you'll get all those adorable snuggly baby pictures that you'll cherish for a lifetime. Your baby can be snuggled in a basket, placed on a fuzzy blanket, or dressed in a variety of adorable props, most of which are handled at this age without protest.

6-9 Months

Around this age, your baby will be sitting unassisted. Unless you're religious taking pictures every month, wait until baby is able to sit up without wobbling or falling over. Ideally, you'll want to try to schedule the shoot before baby starts crawling, however! A baby who is mobile can be hard to keep up with and harder to pose.

1 Year--The Cake Smash

Cake smash photos are a popular milestone for many babies. Instead of simply setting down a slice of cake in front of your child on their first birthday to see what they'll do, you prepare a cake specifically for your baby, then let them play with it. You'll capture some amazing, colorful pictures that you'll cherish long past the end of your child's first year.

Each Year Around Your Child's Birthday

You will be amazed by how much your child will grow over the course of each year. By capturing a birthday photo each year, you'll develop a tradition that will allow you to keep track of all those amazing milestones. Schedule your photography appointment around your child's birthday to give you an easy reminder each year.

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