Ages and Stages

I have many clients who book me for multiple sessions in their baby’s first year. It’s so much fun to see their little person grow through the year! As we always discuss, there are two ways to think about professional portraits in the first year.

The first is by age. Doing newborn pictures, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months and one year. I definitely understand the love of this process. It’s something that would work well in my brain as well.

The second is by stage. This is the one that I encourage my clients to strongly consider. This means that instead of photographing certain ages, you’re photographing your child’s development stages. Newborn, head up, sitting, standing, walking. I encourage this because it will also give you lots of different images throughout the year.

Here’s an example: let’s assume your child is sitting at 6 months old, but not yet standing at 9 months old, you’re going to have lots of the same pictures in those two sessions. Instead, focusing on sessions when they are sitting and then the next when they are standing will give you a lovely variety of images.

Just another way to think about it.

As always, we at Pollack Photography are focused on you.


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