Why Choose a Studio Baby Photographer to Capture Every Milestone

Why Choose a Studio Baby Photographer to Capture Every Milestone

Watching your child grow is one of the best and most rewarding experiences of your life! Yes, my three kids drive me crazy, but watching them grow into the people they’re meant to be is amazing. I’ll never forget holding each of my babies for the first time. I wanted to document everythinggg!

If you’re an expecting mama, I’m sure you plan on taking all the photos of your adorable baby to share with family and friends. What about each of your baby’s major milestones!? Don’t worry; there’s an option to help you document your baby’s biggest milestones without any of the stress. 

As your baby is growing, there are certain advantages to selecting a studio photographer. Here are some of the best reasons to consider an indoor studio session inside my Exeter studio

Sweet baby girl's six month sitter session

6 Reasons Why Studio Baby Photography is the Best

  1. Controlled Temperature to Keep Baby Comfortable 

The weather in the Portsmouth area can be very unpredictable. Don’t get me wrong, outdoor sessions are GORGEOUS if the weather cooperates, but within minutes, a sunny, warm day can easily drop fast, turn windy, and be uncomfortable for your baby. One of the most significant benefits of opting for a studio baby photographer is that you don’t have to worry about unpredictable weather OR keeping your house clean for an in-home session. Your baby’s comfort and safety are the top priorities. In a controlled studio environment, your little one will be snug and secure, allowing the session to go smoother and the photos to look more natural. 

  1. Classic Backdrop to Focus on Your Baby

Studio sessions offer timeless and classic backdrops that add a touch of sophistication to your baby’s photos. Whether it’s soft pastels, a plain classic white where your baby is the center focus, vibrant colors, or elegant neutrals, you can choose from a variety of backgrounds that will make your baby the star of the show. 

These backdrops and props create a polished and professional look, ensuring your baby’s milestone moments are nothing short of amazing. I love working with families before our session even begins to get an idea of your vision and ideas so we can capture exactly the look you’re going for. 

  1. Your Baby is Safely Contained

As any parent knows, babies are incredibly active, curious, and, let’s be honest, unpredictable, especially as they get older and are more mobile. In a studio setting, your baby can explore and interact freely within a safe and controlled space. This ensures your baby stays secure while allowing me to capture those candid, sweet moments without any outside distractions.

  1. Stress-Free Experience

Hey, I LOVE outdoor sessions, too. Look at my social media and portfolio; you’ll see many outdoor portraits. However, an outdoor session adds a few additional layers, which can be fun but might be stressful with a baby. 

You won’t have to worry about finding the perfect outdoor location, obtaining special permits that can oftentimes be costly, weather-related mishaps, or lugging a load of props, strollers, blankets, etc. Everything is conveniently set up for you in the studio, ensuring a relaxed and enjoyable experience! You just bring your baby and enjoy a special morning or afternoon together.

  1. Convenient Location

Studio baby photography is a great option because it offers a convenient location that is easily accessible for parents. You won’t need to travel long distances or brave harsh weather conditions to capture your baby’s milestones. Plus, if we have your session at home, you have to worry about cleaning and staging your home! Ditch the stress and let me handle the cleaning. This convenience factor allows you to focus on making the session memorable and enjoyable for your family. 

I love it when the families make a whole day of their special session, maybe grabbing lunch, shopping, going to a museum, or just soaking in every minute of our session. I have a lot of local recommendations of fun things to do around my studio, so just ask! I’d love to share all my favorite places. 

  1. Professional Equipment and Lighting

Studio photographers have top-notch gear and lighting setups that ensure your baby’s photos are nothing short of stunning. With outdoor sessions, shadows, and harsh lighting can be more difficult to control, and when time is of the essence with little ones, it’s nice to know all of that is taken care of. 

  1. Mom’s Documented Too!

As you snap photos of your cute baby during that first year, you’re likely the one behind the camera and not in front of it. With a professional studio session, we’ll ensure that you are photographed with your baby! You and your baby will treasure these images for years to come. My full-service process means your hair and makeup, and wardrobe are included in the session, so that’s even less to worry about!
baby photographer captures a six month milestone session

First Year Collective

The First Year Collective is a collection of 3-4 milestone sessions throughout baby’s first year. The big milestones sessions can include maternity portraits, newborn sessions, the 6-month “sitter” milestone, and the 1st birthday studio session. Once you book your First Year Collective, you’re all set! You can look forward to the baby photographer photographing all your baby’s major milestones.

PS – aren’t six month “sitter” sessions SO adorable!? The reason why these baby milestone sessions are perfect for the studio is because they can showcase your baby’s newfound ability to sit independently. It’s all about immortalizing their first giggles, curiosity, confident sit-ups, and mesmerizing gazes into the camera.

Luxury Baby Photographer In Portsmouth, NH

When it comes to capturing your baby’s precious milestones, a studio session offers SO many benefits. These sessions provide stunning photos you’ll cherish for years to come, all while ensuring your baby’s comfort and safety. Experience the countless benefits of studio photography with White Wave Photography. Let’s chat and make magic together if you’re ready to capture those precious family moments and create timeless memories. So, if you’re ready, let’s schedule a call today!

mom and baby have fun during a studio baby photographer session

The First Year Collective

The First Year Collective

I’ll never forget the first year with my oldest son. I feel like I would blink, and he would grow. The truth is that your baby’s first year goes by way too fast. You want to be able to soak it all in throughout that first year. From their first smile to sitting up to crawling and even taking their first steps, there are so many changes! 

Honestly, I wish I had professional photos of my children during their first years. I don’t have very many. And you can’t just go back in time to take them now. 

THIS is why I created the White Wave Photography’s First Year Collective. It’s an all-in-one milestone photography package designed to help you document and preserve each important milestone during the baby’s first year.

What is a First Year Collective? 

The First Year Collective includes 3-4 portrait sessions over the first 18 months of your baby’s life to ensure you can document every meaningful moment. Once you’re booked with me, I will guide you through each step of the process. Instead of worrying about when to schedule your next session, I’ll be staying in touch with you to check in on your baby’s next milestone. Below are some samples of different ways to use the collective.

Motherhood Collective
Fresh 48/Welcome Baby

First Year Collective
6 Months (sitter)
One Year

Family Collective
6 Months (sitter)
One Year
BONUS Family Session within 18 Months

Each portrait session includes our signature full-service process, which includes wardrobe access, hair and makeup, along with artwork design and installation. By booking the First Year Collective, you’ll receive savings on the session fees plus priority booking, all while knowing your baby’s important milestones will be documented and preserved. Each session includes a product credit to go towards your dream album or portrait artwork to hang on the walls!

Why a First Year Collective?

As I said above, you don’t get to go back in time to take these photos (sorry! I wish). With the First Year Collective, you book once, and then you’re done. I’ll be there for every important milestone.

Benefits – 

  • Build a relationship with your photographer 
  • Cohesive and matching portrait artwork
  • Priority Booking
  • 25 Complimentary Birth Announcements or Holiday Cards
  • 100 Product credit to be used at each ordering appointment 

Imagine creating a custom album for your child that tells the story of their first year! It’s something you and your child will treasure for many years. 

Seacoast Milestone Photographer

As a mom of three, I’ve gone through that first year a few times. As a photographer, I want to create peace of mind for you so that you won’t have to worry about missing any important details of your baby’s first year. 

Please feel free to send me a message with any questions or to book your First Year Collective.