For my daughter Odette’s 6 month portrait session we waited a few weeks until she was able to sit up on her own. I like trying to do first year photos every 3 months and try to get the milestones of tummy time, sitting up, standing holding on, and standing alone. So sometimes that means doing them a bit before or after the 3, 6, 9, and 12 month dates. Once again for Odette’s portraits I kept it simple with props using her toys and blankets. I love all the fun and silly expressions and the clapping!
Last year upon finding out I was pregnant, I decided we’d do a family photo session every holiday season. It’s the perfect time of year for it, as you already are in need of photos for holiday cards. Plus it helps make sure you have nice photos taken as a family at least once a year.
This year I decided I’d do the photos in our living room. It was cold out by the time I was ready to do the portraits and something cozy and warm was in order to keep Odette from freezing outside in her holiday dress. Next year I think I’ll plan our outfits to be outdoor appropriate. With a tripod and lots of help from my husband, we captured some photos of Odette and our family!