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

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...

Mt Clemens Birthday Photographer |Arianna

Mt Clemens Birthday Photographer |Arianna

Arianna was back at the studio recently for her first birthday session! It's always so nice to see my newborn clients again. This is such a fun milestone to celebrate. I love being a Mt Clemens birthday photographer, but today, I'd love to give you some tips to make...

Mt Clemens Cake Smash Session | Hayden

Mt Clemens Cake Smash Session | Hayden

I started this year off with Hayden back at the studio to celebrate her first birthday with a Mt Clemens cake smash Session! For you parents out there, it's so cliché to say it, but that first year really does fly by in a whirlwind doesn't it? I love hearing parents...

Michigan Cake Smash Photographer | Avery

Michigan Cake Smash Photographer | Avery

When Avery’s mom approached me to be her Michigan Cake Smash Photographer, she had a specific vision in mind. I love when someone has a style they want and I can make that happen for them. Haley asked for a simple, sweet session with lots of flowers and wintery reds and golds included.

Detroit 6 month photographer |Eliza

Detroit 6 month photographer |Eliza

Back in December, I was able to meet up with Eliza and her mom again. I cannot believe how quickly those 6 months had passed. Now it was time for me to transition from being her newborn photographer, to being her Metro Detroit 6 month photographer. This type of...

Mt Clemens Cakesmash | Maddex

Mt Clemens Cakesmash | Maddex

Maddex came in to see me as his Mt Clemens Cakesmash Photographer and to wrap up his Grow With Me Plan.

Macomb Milestone Photographer | Carter

Macomb Milestone Photographer | Carter

Ahhh sweet, sweet little Carter. I had no idea what I'd get as Carter's Macomb Milestone Photographer. He came in for his 18 month photos, and it can be a hard age. I find that after 6 months there is always a risk of some stranger danger. They are trying to be...

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