the milestone portrait experience

oh, baby!

So your baby is growing up!  New skills and new stages come fast in the first year.  Baby Milestone sessions help you celebrate each amazing new stage with your baby, and remember each phase for always.

See what a session is like, step-by-step!

design consultation

start with the end in mind

We will start by understanding what you really want to get out of your portrait session.  It is perfectly fine if you do not know the answer to that yet!  I will lead you through questions that will help us establish your true goals for the session, and this will help guide the rest of the design.  Great sessions are the result of careful planning and design, and our design consultation gets me the information I need to do just that. 

Design consultations can be by phone, zoom, or in person.  Here are a few questions to help you think about your vision before we meet.  

Photography wall gallery in client's home.

a few things you can ask yourself…

Beautiful printed photography album of family

HOW do I prefer to look at my printed images?  In albums?  On the wall?  Flipping through a stack of them?

WHERE do I want to display them? Are there empty wall spaces that I have been wanting to fill?  Outdated pictures I am ready to replace?  A grouping I already love, but want to add on?

WHAT is my style?  Do I lean towards framed wall art or open canvas?  Clean lines or ornate detail?  Matching artwork or mixed collages?

WHY do I want a session now, and what one or two images to I really want to get out of a session at this time?

Outdoor Milestone Portraits for a one year old birthday by Colleen Hight Photography
Photographer taking picture of Dad holding his newborn baby

your session

when to schedule

Baby milestones are offered for any age or stage in the first year.  Most commonly, milestone photography capture your baby around 3 months (smiles and hand play), 6 months (sitting), 9 months (crawling and playing with toys), and 1 year.

what to expect

One of the most fun things about milestone sessions is that they are all about letting your baby explore and play, which is pretty much what they want to do anyway!  I provide some toys that are universally loved (and photograph well!), and I also encourage parents to bring one or two toys or objects that are current favorites.  I want your session to truly represent the little person they are right now, in this specific stage.

ordering appointment

selecting your images + products

You’ll get to see your gallery of image options at your Ordering Appointment.   I’ll be on hand to guide you through selecting the products that best meet your needs, and choosing the images that work best with those products.   And because we will have worked closely to coordinate preferences for colors and style, your images will capture your baby’s personality and fit perfectly in your home.

Photographer showing clients their album from family photo session
Collection of framed and unframed wall art portraits in client's newborn's nursery

delivery + installation

all the way to the finish line

The last (and most thrilling!) step is to sit back and relax as your images are delivered and professionally installed in your home.  I will be at your home with my installer to oversee and make sure your final installation is the perfect finish to your portrait experience.

Milestone Session with a very expressive little boy, in Johns Creek Photographer's Studio

let’s chat…

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design consultation

Schedule a design consultation! We’ll design your milestone session based on your baby’s interests and your tastes.


View our gallery of milestone portraits for ideas and inspiration.

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