I’m writing this when my son is 6 months old so I could potentially be a little biased, but at this stage of his little life, he really has peaked in cuteness.
By 6 months, most babies are sitting or attempting to reach this milestone. They’re also very expressive and their little personalities are starting to come through. They’re starting to fill out and their little dimpled hands, rolly thighs, and chubby cheeks are undeniably cute. It’s for all of these reasons that I offer baby photoshoots for 6 to 9 month olds.
So many parents will invest in beautiful newborn baby photography, or first birthday photos and often overlook the in-between stage. Alternatively, you may have missed the opportunity to have newborn photos and want to capture you’re baby while they are still your little baby.
From about 6 months of age, your baby reaches the milestone that is sitting independently. They’ve also mastered so many other skills such as grasping and have become much more social, meaning we can capture gorgeous images of them learning and playing through a baby photo shoot.
So how does it work?
By this delicate age, your baby will get bored or tired quite quickly and so we try to fit your baby photoshoot in as little as 1 hour or less.
For me, the purpose of a baby photoshoot should be to capture images of your baby at this special time and give you beautiful memories of their first step towards independence. For this reason, I choose to keep my style very minimal and clean, so to keep the focus onto your little one.
There are no distracting props or backgrounds, just a beautiful bright white studio using natural light and some gorgeous wooden toys to keep baby happy and entertained while I snap away.
When it comes to clothing for your baby photo shoot, I love to keep it really simple using white baby sleepsuits and vests, and eventually stripping baby down to their nappy so we can see all those beautiful rolls and tiny toes.
My baby photoshoots put your little one at the heart of the picture and I try to capture them just as they are. All the little details and expressions that you spend hours cooing over!
My baby photo shoots, along with my newborn photography and cake smash sessions take place in my home studio in Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim.
If you are seeking a baby photographer in Sligo, Carrick on Shannon, Enniskillen, Bundoran or Ballyshannon – my studio is located approximately 30 minutes from each of these towns.
If you’re interested in booking a baby photoshoot or just want more information on how the process works, please click here.