Part of my process when planning sessions out for my clients, is to include the parent in the shoot and the planning. Oftentimes, they have amazing ideas that I help them expand out into full setups and props, and it also helps me get to know their family on a deeper level. The ideas and plans they bring up usually revolve around something their family loves (like sports) or something their little one adores (like trains or flowers). I have a little guide that I’ve created to help families who are planning that all-important one year shoot, and you can find it right HERE. I recommend beginning the planning and scheduling process around 10 months old, to give us ample time to put things together. My studio has an extensive, curated collection of props and items to help, as well.
Tristan’s mom was so excited about his first year session, and says, “We have just loved watching him grow during his first year. He is our first child, so we appreciate every milestone that he has reached along the way!” Little Tristan was very curious, sweet, and playful. He was thrilled to explore around the wooded, grassy area we chose for his shoot, and he loved his little tent and banner that celebrated this “wild one”. “We can’t believe how fast the year went by”, adds mom, “He loves to eat, play with his dog, and yes, make lots of messes around the house. It feels like yesterday that he was born, and we are looking forward to many more memories to come”.
Is your little one approaching that ten-month milestone? It’s time to begin planning this special day!