My Favorite Ages For Photos In The First Year

My active, opinionated three year old daughter who looks more and more like a girl and less like a baby/toddler every day, is a continuous reminder how fleeting the first few years of parenthood are (even though it doesn’t feel like it in the moment). You think you’ll remember every little detail: their gummy smile and big eyes, the dimples on their hands, and their chubby feet and leg rolls – but trust me from experience, the memories fade unless you capture them.

I feel so passionately about photographing babies in that first year especially. If you’re pregnant or have a newborn at home and looking to plan ahead, here’s when I would look to schedule a photo session with my infant:

Newborn (Ideally 10-14 days old) – Sleepy & brand new. They change so fast and after just a few weeks that sleepy newborn baby becomes an alert, wide eyed infant.

Three Months Old Still teeny tiny but they have filled out a bit by this point and are usually super smiley!! Tummy time shots are some of my favorites during this age.

Seven or Eight Months Old – Sitting but not yet crawling, this is quite the sweet spot for photos in the first year! They have changed so much from 0-3 months old but still have their baby look.

One Year – Such a big milestone to capture! Crawling, pulling up to stand, and maybe even taking first steps! I even love throwing them in a high chair and getting some classic cake smash photos with a modern twist!

Caroline Winn is a newborn photographer and specializes in maternity, newborn, and family photography located just 10 miles north west of Boston, Massachusetts.

If you love these photos, and you are looking for a Boston area newborn photographer I would love to begin planning your session. To see more of my maternity & newborn portfolio, and to learn more about working with me, please get in touch here.


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February 27, 2023



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