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

Mt Clemens Cakesmash Session| Brynley

Mt Clemens Cakesmash Session| Brynley

Sweet Brynley was at the studio for her Mt Clemens cakesmash session. It was a bittersweet moment. She's the daughter of good friends, and it's the first time we haven't been able to be around to watch friend's kids grow through their first year. We always love to...

Cake smash Session | Mila

Cake smash Session | Mila

It's so fun to have Mila back at the studio to celebrate with a cake smash session. She is growing so much, but still has the most beautiful head of hair. Mila was not very interested in her cake smash session. As is with many one year old's right now, they've spent a...

Simple Cake Smash | Nico

Simple Cake Smash | Nico

When Nico's mom requested a simple white cake smash I was so excited. I love a new theme, and finding a way to make it beautiful and exactly what parents imagine. She tells me he loves to read, and she wanted to incorporate that into part of his photos. So we started...

Cake Smash Session | Charlotte

Cake Smash Session | Charlotte

I couldn't believe it when this little mop of curls walked into the studio. Charlotte is a big girl now, with big girl curls! She brought in the cutest little Minnie romper for her cake smash session. We decked the studio out in pink white and gold and my baker Amber...

Southeast Michigan One Year Photography | Anderson

Southeast Michigan One Year Photography | Anderson

Do you have a soon to be one year old? Looking for a one year photography session? Look no further than right here! Anderson's mom didn't want the cake part, she just wanted to document all his cute facial expressions and curiosities. So we went with just a blue color...

Macomb Cake Smash Photographer | Eliza

Macomb Cake Smash Photographer | Eliza

Oh my gosh everyone. My Macomb Cake Smash Photographer dreams have come true. It has taken years of patiently waiting, but FINALLY a kid just dove face first into their cake. I'm jumping for joy! Sweet Eliza. I can not believe it's been a year. I'm fortunate that...

Macomb Milestone Photographer | Carter

Macomb Milestone Photographer | Carter

Carter was at the studio again, this time for his 2 year photos. This kid is so cute, I'm so lucky to be his Macomb Milestone Photographer. This age can be hard (ok, fine, any age can be hard). But coming to the studio with an open mindset really makes all the...

First Birthday Donut Smash | Poppy

First Birthday Donut Smash | Poppy

There is no better smell than fresh donuts in the studio. It's intoxicating. So I'm sure you can imagine how great the place smelled today! Why do I have an army's worth of donuts in the studio? Poppy came in to celebrate her first birthday, and we're doing a donut...

Donut Smash | John

Donut Smash | John

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Your cake smash doesn't have to involve cake! I know it's a birthday party staple, but the first birthday is all about documenting your child as they are now. Why not document a favorite food too? For John's session we did a...

Mt Clemens Birthday Session | Jamison

Mt Clemens Birthday Session | Jamison

The first year goes by in a rush of sleepless nights and endless laundry doesn't it? So why not leave the milestone documenting to someone who's well rested! Come join me at the studio for your child's Mt Clemens Birthday Session. It was so fun to have Jamison back at...

First Birthday Celebration | Emma

First Birthday Celebration | Emma

Recently we had Emma's First Birthday Celebration at the studio, and she came in ready to tackle her cake! I love watching my tiny newborn clients get so big. Their first year marks so many cool adventures. SO many firsts. They change so much, and develop their own...

Cake Smash Session | Addison

Cake Smash Session | Addison

I can't believe how fast Addison's first year went, we had so much fun at her cake smash session! I've known her mom since high school (yikes, that feels like forever ago). Her big brother was one of my first newborn's when I finally decided to take the leap and...

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