AGES THAT I RECOMMEND FOR FORMAL PORTRAITS FOR INFANTS: I recently had someone to email requesting images of a 5 month old. I could probably dig a little deeper to find some 5 month...but most would be 4 mos. or 6 mos. I recommend babies to be photographed at intervals of milestones rather than age.
- NEWBORN 5 days to 3 wks. (preferably the younger the better)
- HOLDING HEAD UP (for a long period of time) while on tummy... 3-4 mos.; but usually closer to 4 mos.
- SITTING UP (w/o aid and also for long period of time) 6-8 mos., but usually closer to 7 mos.
- STANDING UP (with or w/o aid) this is usually close to first birthday thus make a great one-year/birthday portrait session
I did photograph Natalie at the usual recommended time frame, but I found there wasn't enough time between sessions to get images edited, ordered and back before the next age. This was actually part of her 9 month portrait. I never really finished editing these because I did her birthday portrait with her eating her cake for her invitations for her first birthday party a few weeks later (about 6 weeks before her first birthday). So these were put on the back burner, because of the party plans and next the formal one-year portrait that we did in Hot Springs, Arkansas, because we happen to be there on a gin trip/vacation trip. I will have to post some of those soon too.
ANOTHER ONE: I love my flower babies!
I have played with some of the 9 month portrait images, but I never order wallets, 5x7 and 8x10 for family because I did those of the birthday session so soon afterwards. They are also some of my favorites images and ideal age to photograph her. She learned to sit very early...sitting really good by 5 mos., but she was a little later on the crawling and rolling which gave her a larger window of the ideal age to photograph an infant. Babies do learn things at such different rates...some babies (I think mind did) will learn to roll before sitting and even some learn to crawl before sitting.
This one is actually from one of several sessions that I did at 6 mos. THE ABOVE IS IMAGE IS ONE OF MOMMY'S FAVORITES TOO. I DO THINK I DID DO SOME WALLETS OF THIS ONE FOR MY WALLETS PORTFOLIO THAT I KEPT ON HAND WHEN SHE WAS YOUNGER TO SHOW OFF MY LITTLE SWEETHEART!
I hope you enjoy view these images of Natalie. I am sure you won't enjoy them as much as I do, but who could resist falling for that beautiful and even that cute little bottom!---Jami