We often get asked, what is the best age / time to photograph children after the baby’s first year? There are several age milestones in children’s lives that are important and portrait worthy. One of the most important milestones is the four year old mark. At this point your child will still have all their baby teeth and these portraits make for some really sweet children’s portraits, preserving that last stage of early childhood.
We recently photographed four year portraits for some clients at a favorite outdoor portrait location and the images turned out really gorgeous. Being able to capture the true personality and spirit of our subjects is what makes this so fun!
So here’s a little peak at some behind the scenes work going on at a recent 12 month baby portrait session.
Mom & my lovely wife working hard (unfortunately for them, so is the baby)
And she’s off! It’s important, but sometimes difficult to capture those new skills.
And finally after much patients and hard work by all….
What a fun 6 month session with little miss Aubrey (and big sis). She was fantastic and gave us all the expressions we were looking for, partly because mom and I planned the session strategically to get optimum results, but mostly because she’s just a cute, fun little baby!
Really like the pose with Aubrey and big sis, and grandma’s pink rocking chair. Love incorporating sentimental props into baby portraits, while still keeping the scene clean, simple, and focused on the subject, like great classic style portraiture should.
A fun and eventful (inside humor for mom & dad) newborn session with Nora’s new baby sister, Aubrey. It’s been such a cool opportunity & privilege to photograph Chris & Ashley’s wedding, their first baby, and now their second child. Love getting to know our clients and watching their family’s grow. Nora was such an awesome big sister too. She introduced everyone to her new sister, at least three times :). Too cute! Looking forward to seeing how much Aubrey has changed when we photograph her 6 month portraits, where she’ll be sitting up and smiling (hopefully).