6-9 Month Portrait Sessions

Thank you for scheduling your 6-9 month baby session!

Your 6-9 month session is here! The 6-9 month session is the first session that should be easy!  Your little one should be able to sit up unassisted for the most part. She should also be laughing, smiling, and have a lot of great facial expressions.

We can begin to use more props than we did at 3-6 months. Baby will usually sit on or in small props (baskets, small chairs, etc).  Please be prepared to stay close to baby to make sure she is safe!   She will most likely be able to lie on her belly with her head up, and we will be able to engage her to look at the camera and get more “eye contact” shots.  And please don’t despair if baby is a crying mess. They can begin to have some stranger anxiety at this age. More than likely we will get the photos we want, we just need patience and understanding.  It only takes a moment to capture the expression we want, but sometimes it may take quite a bit longer to get to that moment! If something doesn’t work and you have your heart set on it, we always have later sessions to capture that image! If baby needs to eat, change, or just have a time-out due to fussiness, that is not a problem and the sessions are scheduled for 2 hours to take that into account.

Session Ideas

Show Relationships
One of the major 6 month baby milestones is relationships with those she loves. We can document these milestones by capturing photos of baby with mom and dad or with siblings, both formal posed and interacting with baby. We may aim for both close ups of the babies reaction and some wider shots of mom or dad and the baby.

Prop Shots
We will do several prop shots with backdrops, or even some simple photos of baby alone. Baby may do well sitting in a bucket/crate/box or lying on the belly pushing up on hands. Parents may need to assist in stabilizing baby during some images (hands will be edited out).  Some babies can even stand holding on to the parents hands.

Go Outdoors
If weather permits, we can do some outdoors shots as well.  Babies like to sit on the ground, play with toys,  grass, flowers, and leaves. We can also do prop setups outdoors just as we do indoors.

WHAT TO BRING

Please bring as many outfits as you would like,  in varying colors and styles. Don’t forget hats, headbands, jackets, etc. Special blankets always work well. If they have a special toy, bring that as well. If you have something that is important to your family, or some things your family is interested in (sports items, musical instruments etc), bring those as well! I like to know and plan for any themed shots ahead of time, so just let me know what you have in mind!  (We will talk about the specifics of any shots on the phone or in e-mail).

Extra bottles, a small non-messy snack, diapers, wipes, and extra clothes for mom/dad in case of an accident.  A favorite toy may soothe baby if he is upset or frightened and a favorite blanket.

Thanks and look forward to meeting you!

Mary