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!

2 year old on rocking horse photography session newtown pa
two year old smiling at camera milestone session photography
little girl looking at camera rocking horse pictures studio
little girl sitting on couch smiling for camera milestone session 2 years old
mom and dad with 2 year old pictures
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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