May 21, 2023


Ashley Blair



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Milestone Sessions| Philadelphia Baby Photographer

What are Milestone Sessions?

Milestone sessions are designed to capture your baby or child while they celebrate either their most recent milestone or birthday. You want a handful of professional portraits to have as a special memory but don’t need a full session. Milestone sessions are specifically for babies 3-4 months, 6 months, 9 months, or children over 2 years old.

Why these ages? Let’s talk about the baby milestones – at 3-4 months they are smiling in response and holding their head up when on their belly. At 6-7 months they are usually sitting independently. Meanwhile, at 9 months they are usually learning to crawl and rocking on all fours. At these ages, you can really capture your baby’s growth and milestones they are learning without needing a full portrait session. Read more about the different milestones at each age here.

The ages of newborn & one year are excluded for these sessions. This is because much more usually go into these and I am not able to give parents the experience I want them to have in such a short time.

For children ages 2 and up, it’s a great way to capture who they are and how much they have grown year to year. I love looking back at my own child’s growth every year. It truly is amazing how much change can take place!

What’s the difference between a Milestone Session and a full Signature Session?

A Milestone Session is short and sweet at around 15-20 minutes! You get more posed portraits as opposed to a mix of candid and posed. A Signature Session has all the bells and whistles and is about an hour long (with the exception of a newborn session which can be 2-3 hours long). For both a Milestone and Signature Sessions, you have access to my studio wardrobe…definitely an added bonus!

Take a peak at Sylvie’s 2-year portraits! I photographed her as a newborn. I love that her parents brought her back for a milestone session so they have these sweet moments to look back on!

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little girl on rocking horse two year old portraits

If you are looking for a Philadelphia child photographer, I would love to begin planning the perfect session for you. My sessions are built around serving each client fully by creating a stress-free and enjoyable experience. From the option of hair and makeup to borrowing a dress from my curated studio wardrobe, I am here to help you! Contact me here to learn more about the experience. You can also email directly at!



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Limited availability remains for Fall 2023 & now booking for Winter & Spring 2024. Let's create beautiful memories of your family's story. Whether it's just beginning or it is continuing to be told, I can't wait to plan the perfect session for you! 


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