Milestones

In a whirlwind of growing, loving, and drowning in cuteness, it’s gone before you know it! So why not have images to chronicle all those big changes?

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baby’s first year really flies by

As a milestone photographer, I love watching your kids grow up before my eyes. To make the most of these photographs, I suggest booking your sessions around these classic milestones:

4(ish) months

This is a fun age where they are smiling and giggling, but to get the most variety out of this milestone you want to make sure they can lift their heads to look ahead of themselves when propped up on their elbows

6(ish) months

To get the most variety here you want them sitting on their own, but not quite crawling away.

9(ish) months

They’re accomplished crawlers and just able to pull themselves up on furniture and stand with support

12 months

The big ONE! Whether you choose a cake smash or not, remember that this age throws a lot of new things at your once tiny baby. This age usually involves some new teeth, some stranger danger, a whole world of emotions and a strong independent streak.

I tell all parents, it doesn’t have to be a cake, document their birthday session with a favorite food, it might be cheerios, puffs, spaghetti, avocado, the options are truly endless. If they love it, how better to document their big day? If you do go the cake route, practice at home with a frosted cupcake. I find many one year olds don’t enjoy the feeling of frosting, and a session can go downhill quick without practice and lots of cheerleaders!

the moments you’ll treasure

Fraser sitter session | Kenzie

Fraser sitter session | Kenzie

Kenzie and her eyebrows came to visit the studio for her Fraser sitter session. Oh my gosh this young lady had some expressions! I remember when my son was younger his eyebrows were amazing and so expressive. They were weirdly long and bent in like 2 or 3 places when...

Chesterfield Sitter Session | Zackary

Chesterfield Sitter Session | Zackary

Zackary and his adorable duo of sisters were in today to celebrate his Chesterfield Sitter session. I have been looking forward to seeing him again since his newborn session. I am working on stocking some new art samples at the studio, and one of the images I ordered...

Milestone Photographer | Anderson

Milestone Photographer | Anderson

I had so much fun as Anderson's milestone photographer today. Like, we giggled non stop. He was not your average 3 year old. There is a full grown personality packed into this tiny little boy. These milestone sessions are so fun to do year to year as your kids grow...

Mt Clemens Milestone | Maxwell

Mt Clemens Milestone | Maxwell

This trio of adorable boys were in today for their Mt Clemens milestone photos. They are all summer birthday boys and if you are going to go through the craze of a photo session, you might as well do it all at once. These three were really amazing. I’ve photographed...

4 year milestone photos | Carter

4 year milestone photos | Carter

I just love seeing kids for their yearly milestone photos. Carter was in recently because he’s turning 4. Actually he and I got to hang out ON his actual birthday! He is quite the chatterbox these days. He told me all about his favorite dinosaurs, and his favorite...

Utica Cake Smash | Andrew

Utica Cake Smash | Andrew

I was recently Andrew’s Utica Cake Smash photographer, and before this I got to photograph his big sister’s cake smash too! I can’t believe how much he’s grown since his newborn session (one day I’ll blog that one). Big sister Brynley woke up feeling under the...

Chesterfield Cake Smash | Maximus

Chesterfield Cake Smash | Maximus

Before you read about this Chesterfield Cake Smash, be sure to head over and see Maximus as a newborn. His studio newborn session is still to this day one of my favorite sessions. He was an adorable baby, and has grown into an equally adorable 1 year old! His mom...

Fraser Cake Smash | Vihaan

Fraser Cake Smash | Vihaan

I am obsessed with Vihaan's Fraser cake smash. When I say this kid has modeling in his future, I mean it. One Year Old Nerves I'm pretty sure when he came in he wasn't super sold on the idea. He just stared at me with his big brown eyes. He was apprehensive but seemed...

Sage green with gold cake smash | Peyton

Sage green with gold cake smash | Peyton

I had one of the cutest little boys in for his cake smash session today. Peyton’s mom requested a sage green with gold cake smash. I really love this combination, it’s been a popular request this year. His mom really nailed it with his outfit today as well. He wore...

Pink and Gold Cake Smash | Mia

Pink and Gold Cake Smash | Mia

Mia came to the studio for her pink and gold Minnie cake smash. When her dad showed me the dress she would be wearing I knew I'd have to take my girlie side to a whole new level. This wasn't going to be your average smash, this was going to be classy with a touch of...

Jumbo balloon cake smash | Lana

Jumbo balloon cake smash | Lana

Sweet little Lana came in for her jumbo balloon cake smash. Mom wanted something sweet and simple, and the jumbo balloon fits the bill every time. Lana was nervous, as so many one year olds are when they come in. It's a new place and I'm a new person. But she was so...

Mt Clemens 6 month session | Isla

Mt Clemens 6 month session | Isla

Isla has grown so much! It was so fun to hang out with her at her 6 month session. I'm not completely sure the feeling was mutual, but I really enjoyed it. She's a total doll, and I worked really hard to try for smiles. While she wasn't super smiley, she did deliver...

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