6 month old laying in bed with Wubba


So very much change occurs between an in home newborn session and a ‘first birthday’ family session. Baby rolls appear, milestones come and go, little personalities grow BIG. I know that rapid change firsthand as a mother of two, and I noticed a spike in clients requesting to document those “in-between” months. Are they worthy of another full family session – of course – but it’s not always necessary. New for 2018, I’ve added a Milestone Mini Session option for clients who know just how important it will be to remember their favorite things about the months that quickly pass in that blur of a first year.

Lily’s parents are obsessing over her current six month stage. I spent about 30 minutes with them and well… me too!  The chunk, the eyes, the (best ever) smile. What’s not to love about a little girl that lights up the room.

Her newborn session was such a good one!! It was made of natural moments from their early days at home. Watching her grow in front of my camera, what a complete honor for me. I’m so thankful for her amazing parents.

Because six months, nine months, sitting up, and taking those first unassisted steps are all HUGE for a family… here’s a look at what a Milestone Mini Session can look like. (At home, of course because it’s still practically Winter in Pittsburgh!!)

Sweet Lily, I can’t wait to see the wonderful ways you grow before that first birthday rolls around. To your parents: don’t blink.

6 month old baby on changing table happy 6 month old baby smiling 6 month old baby in nursery 6 month old photos at home 6 month photos at home parents snuggling 6 month old baby father holding happy 6 month old baby mother kissing 6 month old baby 6 month old baby with white bow and wubba 6 month old baby with white bow 6 month old baby with white bow smiling 6 month old baby with white bow mother kissing 6 month old chunky baby toes and legs father kiss and laughing with 6 month old 6 month old laying in bed with Wubba 6 month old in science nursery 6 month old photos at home in plain white onesie 6 month old in plain white onesie fmaily photos in front of pink garage door



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Say goodbye to unnatural and inauthentic photoshoots. I use a child-led approach to guarantee a fun, stress-free family photography session!

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