5 Reasons to Schedule a Milestone Session: By a Utah Child Photographer
#1 your Child is only this age once
Once of the crazy things about parenthood is how time can simultaneously pass so slowly and so quickly. While it seems you have forever with your little ones, you blink and they have changed. Consistent portrait sessions are the perfect way to take a snapshot of each phase so you don’t miss any of the sweet changes your little one (or big one) goes through.
#2 it promotes self esteem and connectedness
Multiple studies have shown the connection between printed photos of your child (and your family) hanging in your home to greater feelings of self worth and connection in children. When you hang up photos of your child in your home, you tell your child that you value them, you remind them of how much you love them and that they have a place in your home and your heart.
#3 school pictures just don’t capture personality
We all love school photos, right? I spent years feeling guilted into purchasing school photos- which sometimes were admittedly adorable, and other years less adorable. But the fact of the matter is, school photos only capture that one, ten second smile the photographer grabbed before moving on to the next kid. Milestone photo sessions are the WAY TO GO if you are looking for a fun way to capture your child’s personality. It’s an experience all about your child and what they love.
#4 some day you’ll want these
Some day, your kids will be grown and you’ll want to be able to look back at these photos. We have several walls in our home actually dedicated to our favorite portraits from our children’s growing up years- just because they have moved on to another stage, that doesn’t mean you’ll have to (or want to) take those photos down. Whether it’s in wall art or an album, you’ll want the easy ability to see your child in these moments.
Some day your CHILD will want to see these, and will want to share them with THEIR children. I love seeing old photographs of my parents and grandparents, and love how my children gather around when we’re looking at old albums and smile at the different pictures of family.
#5 you won’t regret the photos you take
I have never, ever, once regretted having photos taken of my children. Not even those cheesy school photos. What in the moment can feel like a big investment, soon becomes money spent in the past. But there are few things that grow in value over time as much as portraits of the ones we love. While I’ve never regretted spending money on a photo session, I have had plenty of moments when I wish I HAD sacrificed a little bit more to spend more on a photographer, or to even have a portrait session at all. Those are moments missed that I wish I could have back. Take the photos now- set up a plan of how often you would like portraits and work them into your budget, whether it’s once a year or every other year. You won’t regret the photos you take.
Frequently asked questions
Milestone session pricing
Baby must be able to sit alone unsupported (and be stable) for Milestone Sessions. Sitter Sessions (6-11 months) also include the use of up to three outfits from my sitter session closet (sizes 6-12 months). Milestone Sessions are for children ages 1-16
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