Your Baby's First Year

So many changes happen to your baby during their first year.  As a mother of three children, I know how fast they change.  Being able to watch them grow with you is the biggest privilege!  The Baby's First Year Plan is a package of sessions to capture your baby at every milestone - 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, and then to celebrate their First Birthday, a cake smash!  This special package comes with a beautiful Heirloom Linen covered Album to showcase your favorite portraits from each session which will also be placed on a Keepsake USB for safe keeping!

6 month baby girl milestone portrait session in Woodbridge VA studio

Scheduling your session

Before each session, we'll talk about how exactly you want your child's milestone session to look.  Colors of outfits, where you would like to display your beautiful wall art from the session, and the location of the session (on location or in studio).  I'll also find out when your baby is their happiest!  That's the most important!  I generally ask for 2-3 weeks notice to schedule your session, but I know sometimes life happens.  There is a $200 session fee required to hold the current package price, along with a signed contract which I will send electronically.  The remainder of the balance to make it easier for you, will be divided into payments to be paid before each session.

our babies grow up so quickly over the first year!  I always encourage mom and dad to get in the portraits too!

our babies grow up so quickly over the first year!  I always encourage mom and dad to get in the portraits too!

The day of the session

We've already created a list of different poses, so the day of the session is filled with nothing but fun moments.  I love capturing your baby's little details and growing personalities!  Bring a couple change of outfits so we can get an array of different poses, but plan for the session to be a quick one.  Babies and children can only sit still for so long.

I have a wide variety of props including blankets, footstools, and boxes, but you are also welcome to bring your own if you would like to include them in your portraits.  A special family heirloom, military uniform, or their favorite stuffed animal would personalize your portraits beautifully. 

Did you know a baby will roughly triple his birth weight, grow 1-1/2 times as long as he was when he was born, and have about 1-1/3 times the head circumference in the first year?  That's a lot of growing!  Let's capture it all with the Baby's First Year Plan!

After the session 

About 2-3 weeks after your session, I'll come to your home for a Reveal and Order appointment to show you all the gorgeous edited portraits that were taken during your session.  Feel free to invite anyone you would like to see the portraits so we can order everything at that time.  And just for taking the time to order everything that day, I'll offer you a little gift!

Since you already exactly what you want like to create this should only take 1 hour.  We'll pick out your favorites to feature in your heirloom album, show you the sizes you picked out on your walls, and then order some favorites for grandparents.  Once we've finished ordering all your lovely creations, you'll receive an online gallery which will be available for only 1 week to share with your family and friends.  I value my client's privacy, so the gallery can be password protected if you'd like.  After that you can just sit back, enjoy your children's laughter, and wait in anticipation for delivery day!

Want to know a little bit more about what goes into a session?  Read about here in this blog post!


9 month old baby girl in bucket in Woodbridge VA studio

Did you know a baby will roughly triple his birth weight, grow 1-1/2 times as long as he was when he was born, and have about 1-1/3 times the head circumference in the first year?  That's a lot of growing!  Let's capture it all with the Baby's First Year Plan!


Jessica LS Photography is located in Woodbridge, VA and serving the Northern Virginia area of Prince William County, Stafford County, and Fairfax County.  She has photographed sessions in Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, Occoquan, Manassas, Dumfries, Triangle, Stafford, Lorton, Burke, Fairfax, and Fort Belvoir.  She specializes in newborn photography, maternity photography, children photography, and family photography.