Milestone Sessions

Capturing Precious Moments

In today’s digital age, capturing the fleeting moments of your baby’s early days, months, and years has taken on a new level of importance. Milestone sessions have become an essential way for parents to document the growth, development, and adorable changes that occur in the first year of a baby’s life. These sessions are not just about taking photographs; they are about preserving memories of your baby’s journey through life’s earliest stages.

Understanding Milestone Sessions

Milestone photography sessions are specifically designed to capture the key stages of your baby’s first year. These typically include the newborn stage, three months, six months, nine months, and the first birthday. Each of these milestones offers a unique opportunity to capture your baby’s development, from the sleepy, curly poses of a newborn to the interactive, playful stages of a six to nine-month-old.

The Three-Month Milestone:

Smiles and Personality

As your baby reaches three months, their personality starts to shine through. This milestone is all about capturing the first smiles, the curious glances, and the beginning of your baby’s interaction with the world around them. Our photographers specialize in creating a fun, engaging atmosphere that encourages your baby to reveal their budding personality.

3 months old baby photography

According to article “The complete guide to baby development milestones“, by 3 months old, your baby may:

Motor skills

  • Begin playing with rattle toys
  • Hold their chest up while on their tummy with weight on their forearms
  • Rotate and extend their head
  • Keep their hands open half of the time
  • Reach towards a toy without grasping it
  • Begin to roll over from belly to back (between 3 and 5 months)


  • Turn their head to search for a sound with their eyes (between 3 and 7 months)
  • Listen to a voice for 30 seconds (between 1 and 3 months)
  • Begin to show clear excitement when something is about to happen, like feeding or being picked up (between 1 and 4 months)
  • Inspect their hands
  • Start repeating a new activity they just learned

Language & communication

  • Start responding to sound stimulation by making their own noises
  • Cry more rhythmically while opening and closing their mouth
  • Begin to laugh (between 1 and 4 months)

Social & emotional

    • Begin to smile intentionally (between 2 and 4 months)
    • Begin crying less often for unexplained reasons
    • Start telling strangers apart from familiar faces (between 3 and 6 months)

Six Months:

Sitting Up and Exploring

At six months, your baby may begin to sit up unassisted, opening up a whole new world of photography possibilities. This stage is characterized by laughter, babbling, and an eagerness to explore. Our sessions are designed to capture the joy and wonder of this phase, using a variety of backdrops and props to highlight your baby’s growing independence.

According to article “The complete guide to baby development milestones“, by 6 months old, your baby may:

Motor skills

  • Balance while on their stomach
  • Start sitting with less or even no support (between 5 and 8 months)
  • Begin to bear almost all their weight on their legs when holding onto something
  • Pull up to standing, using furniture (between 6 and 10 months)
  • Start crawling forward (between 6 and 10 months)
  • Begin to roll over from back to belly (between 6 and 8 months)
  • Sit up independently from lying down, either on the belly or back (between 6 and 10 months)


  • Turn their head to search for a sound with their eyes (between 3 and 7 months)
  • Start to enjoy peek-a-boo
  • Begin to use their sense of smell
  • Play for 2-3 minutes with one toy
  • Look around for family members, close friends, and pets when names are spoken (between 6 and 8 months)

Language & communication

  • Start babbling  directly to someone
  • Recognize their own name and react to it (between 5 and 7 months)
  • Call loudly for attention
  • Begin to understand simple sign language (though likely won’t be able to use it for a few months)

Social & emotional

  • Start understanding they are not you and are a separate person
  • Lift their arms to be picked up
  • Begin to show separation anxiety (between 6 and 10 months)
  • Start telling strangers apart from familiar faces (between 3 and 6 months)
  • Enjoy “frolic play”—being bounced, lifted up high, turned upside down, etc (between 4 and 8 months)
  • Start smiling at their face in a mirror—they don’t know it’s them yet (between 4 and 8 months)

Nine Months:

On the Move

By nine months, your baby is likely on the move, whether crawling, cruising, or even taking their first tentative steps. This milestone captures the spirit of adventure and mobility, with our photographers expertly capturing your baby’s movements and expressions of determination and delight.

According to, by 9 months old, your baby may:

The Motor skills

  • Avoid a backward fall by bracing themselves with their arms
  • Come down from a chair or couch
  • Start crawling forward (between 6 and 10 months)
  • Start to cruise—walk while holding onto furniture (between 9 and 13 months)
  • Begin to walk on their own (between 9 and 18 months)
  • Start crawling forward (between 6 and 10 months)


  • Start listening selectively to words they know
  • Start guiding moving toys (like small cars)
  • Begin to throw objects and watch where they go
  • Start to enjoy peek-a-boo

Language & communication

  • Start showing their understanding of simple phrases, like sticking a foot out when you say “it’s time to put on your shoes” (between 9 and 14 months)
  • Start pointing to things
  • Start to babble single sounds on their own, like “ba” (between 8 and 12 months)

Social & emotional

  • Start to test parental reactions at bedtime
  • Start engaging in “relational play,” quick instances of pretending to feed themselves or brush their hair

The First Birthday:

A Celebration of Growth

The first birthday marks a significant milestone not only for your baby but for you as parents. This session is a celebration of growth, achievement, and the journey ahead. Whether you opt for a classic portrait or a fun-filled cake smash, our photographers work with you to create a memorable session that reflects your family’s joy and love.

Why Choose Us for Your Baby’s Milestone Sessions?

Choosing the right photographer for your baby’s milestone sessions is crucial. Our team of experienced photographers is dedicated to creating a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable experience for you and your baby. We understand the importance of patience, flexibility, and creativity in baby photography, ensuring that each session is tailored to capture your baby’s unique personality and milestones.

Customized Sessions to Meet Your Needs

We believe that every baby and family is unique. That’s why we offer customized photography sessions that cater to your preferences, style, and baby’s comfort. Whether you prefer a minimalist approach or a more elaborate setup, we work closely with you to bring your vision to life.

High-Quality Prints and Albums

Beyond the digital images, we offer a range of high-quality prints and albums that turn your baby’s photographs into cherished keepsakes. Our selection of premium materials and finishes ensures that your memories are preserved in the best possible way, ready to be shared with family and friends for years to come.

Milestone sessions are more than just photo shoots; they are a heartfelt way to document the journey of growth and love that is your baby’s first year. Our team is committed to providing a personalized, caring service that captures the essence of these precious moments, creating timeless memories that you will treasure forever.

Check out out article on the Magic of Baby Milestone Photography.

So, are you Ready to create some memories?

Capture the moment now. Enjoy it for a lifetime.