First Year Milestone Sessions

First Year Milestone Sessions

When a family comes to me with their brand new baby, it’s such an exciting time.  Everything is so new. It’s such a whirlwind of emotions. It’s such a special time, you want to remember it forever. Before you know it, you’ll blink and your sweet 7 day old will be graduating from high school. Your little one’s first year goes by especially fast. That’s why I feel it’s so important to document every new stage throughout your little one’s first year.

    But let’s face it, to come in to the studio for a full session every few months can be pretty pricey. That’s why I offer first year milestone sessions for all of my newborn clients. If you have your full newborn session with Photography by Lindsay, you can receive up to three mini sessions before your little ones first birthday. Some clients like to schedule them right at 3, 6 and 9 months. Others like to schedule them more as milestone sessions once their little one is sitting up, crawling, etc. No matter when you schedule the session, it will be sure to include many different props, outfits, hair ties, etc. just like your newborn session will. What better way to celebrate a successful year filled with so many firsts than to have a cake smash for your sweet baby?! Clients who are a part of this Grow With Me photography plan will receive a complimentary cake!  I love to work with parents to come up with special colors and themes for the smash set-up. From colors, to props, and of course, the cake, it’s a great way to end a really wonderful year.

This sweet little girl was part of my first year milestone sessions. It was bittersweet celebrating her first birthday session. We had such a wonderful first year. I can’t tell you how much I enjoy watching these little ones grow and capturing such special moments for my clients and their families.

Here are a few of my favorite images from Miss Elyse’s first year. Moms favorite color is purple so, throughout the year, we made sure to include it in different ways in each session.

Baby girl wearing purple knit pants asleep on purple blanket at Photography by Lindsay studio.Baby girl asleep in wooden box while holding stuffed bear and wearing bear hat at Photography by Lindsay studio.Newborn girl swaddled in purple wrap and sleeping on purple fur rug while at Photography by Lindsay studio.3 month old baby girl looking at camera while wrapped in brown fabric at Photography by Lindsay studio.Image of baby girl in white lace outfit while on her tummy taken by Winchester VA photographer. Baby girl wearing purple outfit and lookin at camera while laying on purple fabric at Photography by Lindsay studio.6 month old girl sitting on dark wood backdrop for first year milestone sessions.Milestone session of 6 month old girl wearing pink dress and sitting on cream wood backdrop.Baby girl on her tummy and smiling while wearing navy and yellow dress at Photography by Lindsay studio.9 month old baby girl in pink outfit while in front of cream tent with pink flowers at Photography by Lindsay studio.Baby girl in wooden crate with cream flowers and cream outfit on at Photography by Lindsay studio.9 month old wearing white dress on a wooden backdrop taken by Winchester VA baby photographer.One year old in tin bucket with sunflowers on wood backdrop while at Photography by Lindsay studio.12 month old wearing cream romper on dark wood backdrop with wooden chair at Photography by Lindsay studio.Close up image of baby girl wearing cream romper and looking at the camera while at Photography by Lindsay studio.First birthday cake smash set up of purple, aqua and pink at Photography by Lindsay studio.One year old wearing pink, aqua, and purple tutu while eating pink cake at Photography by Lindsay stuidio.12 month old cake smash session taken by Winchester VA baby photographer.Baby girl eating and playing with pink cake for first birthday cake smash sesison at Photography by Lindsay stuido. One year old cake smash session at Photography by Lindsay studio.


If you’d like more information on first year milestone sessions, feel free to contact me today!

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Shannon Payne - I love seeing all of the pictures from her first year. They are all so beautiful and cohesive! Her parents are going to treasure these for years.

Kandi Anderson - Lindsay, how fun to see this little one grow throughout the year! They change and grow so much and yet she looks just the same. Weird how that is!!! Every single image is just gorgeous! It would be fun to see all of these in a large album to treasure for years to come!

Lauren - She is just adorable! I love that you showed her images from throughout her first year – you get to witness her grow up before your eyes!

melissa - oh my goodness so many adorable setup!!

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