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Your baby's first year - Sydney baby photographer

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A common question I am asked by potential clients is “when should we do our baby shoot with you?” As a Sydney baby photographer, I have had experience in photographing babies of all ages.

There is no simple answer to this question, the timing of your shoot will depend on a couple of factors:

- How do you want to capture your baby? As a newborn when they are so so little and new? Or when they are smiley and interactive?

- How are your energy levels after giving birth? Some parents are on a high after the arrival of their baby and can come in for a newborn shoot. Some parents are exhausted, to these parents I always say, “If you can wait until you have some energy back to do our shoot, let’s do it later.” I want the parents to be relaxed and happy and not under pressure to capture photos in a certain time frame.

- Do you have cultural traditions that prevent you from leaving the home? If so, we can wait until you are able to leave the home to take the photos.

Now, let’s go back to my first question. This for me, is an important thing to consider when booking your baby photos. These photos will end up on your wall or in an album so spend some time thinking about how you want these images to look.

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I had the pleasure in photographing Miss Clementine, the sweetest baby girl, every month for a whole year. It was so lovely to see her grow every month and see her hit all her first year milestones.

Through her beautiful gallery, I’m able to show you photos of a baby’s first year with a professional Sydney baby photographer. You will see how your baby potentially looks like each month, the style of photos and what props are potentially available for the session. I am hoping this blog will help you make decisions on when to take those beautiful baby photos with me.

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NEWBORN

My newborn photography sessions are typically done when baby is 5-14 days old. At this age, most babies are usually quite sleepy and they are easier to pose in the smaller props and in the curly positions on the beanbag. If these are the type of photos you want captured, then it's best to book a newborn session with me.

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1 MONTH

When Miss Clementine came in for her one month shoot she was definitely more alert :) She was more aware of her limbs and liked to stretch and look around.

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2 MONTHS

At two months old Miss Clementine had learned how to smile so we got a lot of cute close ups of her beautiful smiling face.

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3 MONTHS

Miss Clementine was a giggly, happy baby with mum at her three month shoot. She was also able to support her neck a lot more at this age.

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4 MONTHS

Mum tells me at this age, Miss Clementine changed her sleeping pattern so we adapted our session time to when Clementine was at her happiest. At the shoot, Miss Clementine was more focused on looking at new things, she constantly looked for the camera :)

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5 MONTHS

Miss Clementine’s motor skills were developing, she liked to kick her feet up, talk loudly to me and Mum and look at herself in the mirror.

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6 MONTHS

This cutie started solids this month but not overly interested in the food yet. Miss Clementine’s favourite toy during her shoot were her feet.

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7 MONTHS

Miss Clementine can sit up! She also discovered another new skill – thumb sucking.

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8 MONTHS

Miss Clementine can say “ba ba” and loved to snack on her rice puffs during her shoot.

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9 MONTHS

More new motor skills were added to Miss Clementine’s achievements – she can point, closes and opens her fists and is already wanting to stand up.

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10 MONTHS

In just one month, Miss Clementine has learned how furniture surf. She also loves to blow bubbles and mum’s special friend from her childhood – Jeffrey the bear made a special appearance at our photo shoot.

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11 MONTHS

Miss Clementine is itching to start walking and is a growing to be much more independent. This meant that the shoot was more of a workout for me and mum when we tried to keep her in one spot for her photos :)

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12 MONTHS

Miss Clementine is climbing! Her favourite song is “Colours are beautiful” by Anika Moa and brought us big smiles during the shoot.

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Whether you decide to book your baby photography shoot as a newborn session so you can remember them as they first arrived or maybe when your baby is 3 months old when they first learn how to smile or maybe when they are 7 months old and can sit up all by themselves, there is no right or wrong time. They are always beautiful and with me there is no such thing as a baby that’s too old :)


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