I was so excited about the thought of doing a one year milestone session in the studio with baby Everly. I received a message from her mom one evening and she mentioned that she was related to another client of mine that I had photographed last year. I just love it when clients refer me to their friends and family. I enjoy getting to meet more of the special people in their lives.
One Year Milestone Session In The Studio With Baby Everly
I photographed Everly’s cousin, Beau last summer in my studio. I also photographed his family at my Christmas bed minis last fall too! Now that cousin Everly is coming to me for pictures, I am on cloud nine.
When planning a one year milestone session, I typically like to start off by asking mom if there is a specific theme they want to see for the session. Are any colors they want to see incorporated into their gallery? Everly’s mom told me that she definitely wanted to incorporate the color pink into the session. Thankfully I had enough time to order some beautiful seamless paper that would make for the perfect backdrop for her one year milestone session in the studio.
I have become obsessed with using seamless paper during my studio photo sessions. I think they are classic and I love that the focal point is on the baby and not a ton of junk in the background. Don’t get me wrong, I love having a few accent details, but my belief as a photographer is that your baby is beautiful just they way she is, and it is my job to show it.
When we did the one year milestone session in the studio with baby Everly, we decided to do a few naked photos before we did an outfit change. I am a sucker for a cute baby bottom any day!
After outfit number two, we moved onto the third portion of the session, the cake smash! I love finishing a one year milestone session with a cake smash. It’s great way to change up the pace if baby is getting fussy or bored. Once they start digging into the cake, magic starts to happen!
Samantha Sloan is a one year milestone photographer in San Antonio. The best time to book your one year milestone session is 6-8 weeks from your child’s birthdate. Contact Samantha to set up your custom session today.