Milestone portraits can be done at 3, 6, 9, and 12 months. Most often, they are scheduled around 6 months (crawling) and 12 months (cake smash). Book with me about two months before the session to ensure availability.
At 3 months, your baby looks much different from their newborn features. I capture them on a blanket, or in a bowl, and love to do these sessions as in-home lifestyle so we can also capture where they are spending their time. My favorite images are often of them laying in their crib, or laying on a rug in front of their crib, as they push up to see the world around them. It's a great, relaxed session that captures the beauty of the moment.
At 6 months, your baby is likely sitting up on their own, and might be trying to crawl - but not quite there, yet. They have often gained some precious chunk and are laughing, smiling, and showing interest in lots of things. This is a great time to capture them outdoors if weather is good, because they can sit up but can't crawl away. In home is another great option that is always available, as well.
At 9 months, your baby might have a tooth (or two, or three!) poking through, and is often crawling, or scooting, across the floor. They are laughing and crawling around with speed! I love capturing these moments as in-home lifestyle sessions, because baby will be in a space they recognize.
12 months - congratulations, you made it the first year! Many families love to celebrate this time with a cake smash - or pancake smash, or taco smash, if you like to be a little out of the box. These are done in studio or outdoors if weather permits. I offer a few simple props, a cake, and we will take some beautiful portraits before we get to the cake smash. If you prefer not to have a cake smash and would like a simple milestone to capture them at this moment, we can do that, too!
We come up with a color scheme, theme, and design of your session together. My style is simple, classic, with few props so that your little one is the focus of the portraits. I offer quick 20 minute sessions up to hour long cake smashes, so you can select what you need.
Session Fee is $100 for milestones, $150 for cake smash. Digitals, prints, and products are sold separately. Typical client investment is $375. Contact me for more details and to book your session.
Melinda Wilkinson Photography is a family portrait studio located in Flower Mound, Tx. We specialize in maternity, newborn, and senior portraits, creating beautiful images from the most important moments of your life. Our images are beautiful representations of these special times, with true to life colors and elegant props. Maternity and senior portraits are taken in beautiful outdoor locations around the DFW metroplex, or in studio locations. Newborn pictures are taken in the comfort of your own home, while I bring my studio items to you.
Melinda Wilkinson Photography is one of the top photographers in Flower Mound, also serving Grapevine, Southlake, Dallas, and the surrounding areas. Testimonials from clients can be found on Google.