Violet’s First Portraits were done at 6 months in the photography studio in Camp Hill, PA. Violet’s Mom & Dad are previous wedding clients of mine & when they contacted me about photographing Violet their 6 month old daughter I was beyond thrilled. I have been following her posts on facebook and I just think Violet is one of the cutes little babies ever! She has these little arm rolls and she is so squishy and adorable. Honestly I’m obsessed!
I want to take a moment to explain exactly what a sitter session is. Sitter Sessions are for babies approximately 6-10 months old or when baby is sitting securely on their own and before they start to walk. Often parents will plan on getting newborns photos, but sometimes that boat can get missed since a brand new baby is just so much work. What ends up happening if your newborn is older than two weeks, it becomes a lot more difficult to photograph them since they are moving around and awake more often. The next best phase to photograph your baby is when they can sit up!
If you have been considering a photography session for your little one, here are a few reasons this age range makes an ideal time to photograph your wee one.
BABY IS SITTING UP
When a baby is sitting up on their own, outfits can be viewed without the distraction of props and awkward poses. It is much more difficult to pose a baby who cannot sit up, unless they are two weeks old in brand new newborn stage. When a baby can sit up, you have much more variety than if you were to photograph your baby laying down. I should also note that I do have a selection of handmade, adorable outfits in the studio, so there is also no need to stress over what to wear.
NO PLAYING CHASE
Let’s be honest, how many of you mamas have tried to chase your 18 month old with a camera in hand? Those little tots don’t know how or when to slow down! When you photograph your baby before this stage, and all they can do is sit up think about all the time you won’t have to spend bribing and playing chase. At this age they tend to be very easy to entertain and getting those adorable smiles are easily achieved with a simple game of peek-a- boo!
MORE TOLERANT TO STRANGERS
We all know that kids go through the shy stage. Some are scared of men, some are scared of women, and some toddlers just don’t like new people at all. When your baby is at the sitter stage, it is so much easier to connect and get the smiles you want without being that weird stranger your tot doesn’t like.
THE CUTEST STAGE
Lets be honest, babies around 6-9 months are just plain adorable with their chubby little arms and legs, and those big round eyes. This is a time in your babies life you will want preserved.
If you’re interested in setting up a session I’d love to see you in the studio. Click here to contact me.