Baby shoots are for those who might have missed out on a newborn shoot, but you still want to get some shots while your little one is still a baby. Or maybe you did get a newborn shoot done, and you just want photos taken every few months to watch them grow. This is from around 3mths to 1year old.
If you are doing them at 3mths old, this is when we would take advantage of bub starting to get strong with their tummy time. They will also be smiling by now so we can do some awake and smiling, being cheeky shots.
6mth shots you can get a bit more out of them as they are generally sitting upright by now, they are chewing on things and lifting things up to play with them and you can play peek a boo etc.
Most shoots which are done at 1 year are a ‘cake smash’. This involves sitting bub in front of some sweet sweet sugary goodness and letting them go to town. I document what happens. Some babies dive right in and get messy. I find that if babies have done baby lead weaning then they know exactly what to do. Some just sit there and stare at the cake and the camera and wonder what is going on.
I will come to you and bring anything that may be needed for the shoot. I will set up near some big windows/doors. If you don’t have this, I can shoot with studio flashes. I prefer not to do this however. After a few years of doing this I discovered that the constant flashing is really exhausting for the babies. I now shoot natural light only where possible.