I love everything about squishy little babies. They are so honest and pure – my aim during all baby sessions is to connect with these qualities. At around five months they are full of smiles, grabbing at toys, dribbling and sucking on those fingers and toes. We get great eye contact when we sing silly songs and they are propped up on their elbows.
By nine months babies are exciting. lively and fun. Your bundle of joy is probably the centre of attention at almost any gathering, rolling around the play area and cooing to admiring onlookers. By now most babies have learnt to sit which is my favourite time to capture them. As they are all such individual little beings, I like your baby to direct me in their session. Your baby is my guide.
Studio – I prefer not to clutter baby sessions with accessories, keeping styling minimilistic so that your baby remains our main focus. My clothing suggestions for older babies remains simplistic – a bare bum is my favourite. But I do suggest we start out with your choice of outfit. I prefer soft, comfortable clothing made of natural fabrics in delicate pastel colours. Picture pale greys and blues, or the softests pinks and blush colours.
Outdoors – In contrast to the studio sessions, clothing rich in colour looks great outside. I suggest avoiding bold logos, writing and favourite tv characters on clothing. Classic outfits will always stand the test of time. Shoes are also an important consideration. I would rather see the bottom of a bare foot any day but if shoes are really necessary (think of a chilly winters day) please pick out something natural.
I know babies at this age are growing so rapidly but for their session please make sure your babies clothes fit. Too baggy or too small clothing will look even more so on camera.