What is a Baby’s First Year Collective?

The newborn phase is such a wonderful and exhausting phase! By the time your baby gets into a good rhythm, they have already developed so much! The first year goes by so fast, and they grow so much. A Baby’s First Year Collective is a series of portrait sessions designed to document all of the little changes a baby goes through during their first year. I offer a series of 3 or 4 sessions to document that time. So which is better, three or four sessions?

Three Sessions

In a three session collective, I would recommend newborn, 6 month, and 12 month sessions. At six months, babies are learning to sit unassisted and are pretty smiley. At 12 months, they can generally stand on their own for a short period of time, and it’s a great opportunity to document a cake smash.

Four Sessions

In a four session collective, I recommend either including your maternity session, or doing a 3 month session. At three months, we document tummy time and lifting their head.

Why document this?

The day-to-day of having a baby can be pretty hectic, so setting time aside to capture those milestones will ensure you don’t miss those amazing milestones they go through during the first year. I also really love the Baby’s First Year Collective because it allows for professional, consistent imagery for a First Year Album. When I had my first baby, I had great aspirations of creating a beautiful baby book. It’s still unfinished 6 years later. Investing in a Baby’s First Year Collective with the goal of creating a First Year Album is just one more thing to take off your plate.

I create custom albums to tell your baby’s story, so you can spend time elsewhere.

If you’re looking to document your baby’s first year, click here to learn more.

Catie is a family photographer in Mckinney. She has a studio serving Mckinney, Prosper, Celina, Frisco, Allen, Plano, Richardson, Anna, Melissa, and Little Elm.


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