Baby First Year Milestone Photography | When to book a photoshoot

This first year is so full of milestone moments and I know you have your phone close at hand each day, but I promise there is so much value to be had for capturing specific milestone ages professionally.  Afterall this first year is when your baby changes the most rapidly and these precious moments are some of the most beautiful moments you’ll ever experience!

The following are the Milestone Photoshoots I normally recommend and why:-

3 months old

This age is so incredibly special, your baby has started interacting with you, is showing their character and mannerisms, there is lots of laughing, eathing feet and hands and they can lift their head when on their tummy already.

This is the next photoshoot after your newborn photoshoot which I recommend.

6 months old

By this age your baby is starting to get a lot more character and finding things that are especially fun for them.  They love games and playing and this is the age close to where they will be sitting which again gives us another angle to for variety in posing.

9 months old

By 9 months your baby’s personality is getting very clear.  They may be crawling, and know exactly what they want so will be jumping from one set of arms to another.

12 months old

By one year old your baby may be walking, and this is the age where they start looking like a toddler and the baby starts to disappear a bit more each day.  These photoshoots are a lot of fun because your baby will love being thrown up, and can be posed standing between you or as you both hold their hands and swing them back and forth.  Games and running wild are the order of the day and this attitude creates an opportunity for some gorgeous fun shots!

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Carly James

Zina has been our go to photographer for a number of sessions now. We did a newborn package for my youngest son, a family sunset beach shoot and most recently did an extended family shoot for my parents 50th wedding anniversary. This wasn’t an easy feat with so many people but Zina made it look easy! Zina is a true professional and knows how to get the best out of the younger children. She takes a nice mix of staged and candid photos. I couldn’t recommend her enough.


Kimberley Usher

The best photography experience ever. Starting with maternity shoot, we went to wrong place then Zina waited for us to arrive at the right place and was so understanding. New born shoot so patient and caring waiting to get the right photograph of our newborn. All our images from maternity shoot and newborn are amazing and forever grateful for Zina for capturing these moments.


Ellie Washfold

I highly recommend Zina!!

We’ve had 3 newborn photo shoots within the last 3 years and she’s been absolutely amazing with each one especially this last one capturing 2 toddlers and a newborn together which I swear is near impossible!

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