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Newborn through Cake Smash Portraits

A baby’s first-year photography plan is one of my favorite things to do as a maternity and newborn photographer. It’s so exciting to get to watch a little one grow up and hit all those milestones in their first year. Having a plan ready to go from the beginning is the best way to ensure your baby’s milestones aren’t missed.

I did pregnancy announcement photos and maternity portraits for Gwen’s parents, so when it came time to meet her I was so excited!

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Little Gwen has had her own strong personality from day one, and I can’t wait to see who she grows up to become. With 3 older brothers, her fierce determination is certain to be a great trait.

Jackson, Michigan - Half way through baby's first year photography plan at 6 months

I met Heather and James at a park in Ann Arbor to capture beautiful outdoor images for some of Gwen’s milestone sessions. And milestones they were! I was excited to hear Gwen began sitting independently right after her 6-month sitter session.

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For her one-year photo session, we did more traditional portraits as well as a cake smash. Gwen’s mom, Heather, runs a small business in Milan, MI called Finchy Cakes. As she bakes cakes and cupcakes by trade, she made the smash cake herself. It turned out beautifully, and I truly love the simpler design she went with. We kept things simple because we wanted Gwen to be the main focus of each photo.

Jackson, Michigan - Baby's first year photography plan cake smash

After Gwen’s final portrait session of the package, I created a few different collage options. These are now offered only to my Baby’s First Year clients. They’re the perfect addition to your baby’s first-year photography plan. They’re a wonderful keepsake to have to look back on your baby’s growth through their first year.

Jackson, Michigan Newborn Baby's First Year Photography Plan

To schedule a consultation for your own baby’s portraits, and talk about your own baby’s first year photography plan, contact me today.

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