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for sentimental parents who know their baby is only little for a little while

Minneapolis Baby Photography

Baby Milestone and Family Photography in Minneapolis, MN

For babies ages 3 Months to One Year

After the newborn phase, let’s capture your baby’s most important milestones in their first year.

Beautiful Baby Portrait Photography in Minneapolis, MN

You know how fleeting this time will be, which is why you want beautiful baby photos documenting the important milestones in your baby’s first year.

One day the diapers will be gone, the crib will be a “big kid” bed, and you’ll schedule playdates with new friends. But you’ll always have your baby photos to remember when they were little.

As your Minneapolis Baby Photographer, I’d love to help you document and preserve the precious fleeting moments and milestones with your little one.

“I wanted to send you a quick note to thank you so much for capturing all the wonderful photos of our family over the years! The time really does fly by, so we will cherish the photos and memories as the boys grow!”

Longren Family

Edina, MN, First Year Baby Photography in Minneapolis, MN

What age is best to photograph your baby?

You can have your baby’s portraits taken anytime during their first year, however, there are certain milestones babies hit along the way to their first birthday. Whatever milestone(s) you wish to capture, you’ll never regret documenting this precious and fleeting time!

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Around 3-4 months, your little one will reach an exciting milestone. They will begin using their strong neck muscles to lift their head during tummy time, showcasing their growing strength.

Additionally, your baby will light up with smiles and react to silly noises, showing their budding personality.

Soon they’ll show off their skills by being able to roll over from their tummy to their back.

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The next big milestone is the “sitter stage”, which usually happens around 6-8 months. Now your baby can sit independently and grab for toys showcasing their growing motor skills.

This stage is so much to capture as your baby will not only smile those big gummy smiles, but you might enjoy capturing those belly laughs, too!

Soon they’ll be crawling. Time to break out the baby gates and baby-proof the cabinets.

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At 12 months, you’ll be getting ready to celebrate your baby’s first birthday! Around this time your baby will start showing off their cruising skills (walking while hanging onto furniture) or they may even be walking by now.

They may even be able to say a few words like mama and dada.

Why not celebrate your baby turning one year old with a fun cake smash? You bring the baby and the cake and I’ll take care of the rest!

Where can the baby photography session take place?

Baby photography sessions can take place pretty much anywhere! Bring your family, your baby, and the family dog to the studio or we can meet at a beautiful outdoor park around the Minneapolis area.

Does your baby have a beautiful nursery that would be great for photos? Let’s take your baby’s photos at home. Wherever you choose to document your baby’s milestone is always the right spot.

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At my studio, you’ll have access to props specifically created for baby photography. You can choose between a variety of cute little chairs, baskets, and bowls along with simple wraps and blankets to add softness, texture, and color to your images.

You can also choose between white, cream, and gray backgrounds creating a clean image that focuses on your baby and your family.

The studio is a great place for photos when the weather outside isn’t cooperating as it’s always sunny in the studio.

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An outdoor session captures the season with beautiful natural backgrounds in the spring, summer, and fall.

Sitting on a blanket with your family, we’ll create gorgeous outdoor photos capturing the joy and love you have for your baby.

As we walk around the park we can capture a variety of images as you play and interact with your baby in a fun and natural way. At my favorite park, your baby can explore the beach and splash in the water creating beautiful memories you’ll cherish forever.

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Portrait Investment

Choose between a Baby Session, Baby + Family Session, or a First Year Baby Plan Package – Your investment is all-inclusive. Your digital images are included!

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First Birthday Cake Smash Tips

Prepare yourself and your baby for their First Birthday Cake Smash photography session!

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Schedule Your Baby Portrait Session

Reach out today to schedule your baby’s milestone and/or family portrait session! Sessions can be scheduled on weekends or weekdays; whatever works best for you!

Frequently Asked Questions

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When should I schedule my baby's milestone photoshoot?

Baby milestone sessions can occur at any age and time during their first year. As a professional photographer specializing in baby photography, I highly recommend capturing these special moments at the most significant milestones, such as the “sitter” stage around 6-7 months and their first birthday.

Do you provide outfits and props at your baby photography studio?

I’m happy to provide a variety of props, backgrounds, and outfits for your baby’s milestone portrait session. I also provide decor for your baby’s first birthday cake smash session as long as you provide the cake!


Are family and sibling photos included in a baby milestone photoshoot?

Yes! I include family and sibling portraits in my baby milestone portrait sessions. It’s a wonderful opportunity for everyone to capture precious moments with your baby as they celebrate their important milestones. Book your baby milestone session today!

Do you offer cake smash photos for baby's first birthday?

Yes, I do! The cake smash is included in the one-year photoshoot at no extra charge. All you need to do is bring the cake and I’m happy to supply the decorations that coordinate with the colors/themes of your choice.

Are pets welcome to my baby's milestone photo session?

Yes! I know your fur babies are a big part of your family. I’m a dog person myself I love to work with them. Feel free to bring your dogs (or cats) to the session so we can document you all together as a family.

Do you take family portraits after baby's first birthday?
I do! However, these sessions are specifically reserved for clients who have previously had a newborn or baby portrait session with me.

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