First Year Membership: Capturing your Family’s most important Milestones over several months

Jun 16, 2023 | Maternity Photography

They say ‘the days are long but the years are short’ – as a parent, you often find yourself marvelling at how quickly time flies, especially during the early stages of your little love’s life. From pregnancy to the first few months of a newborn’s life, followed by their first major milestones, each moment is precious and worthy of being beautifully preserved.

In this blog, I am sharing a little more on the multi session bundles I offer, the “first year membership”.

Family Photography Packages

I love seeing the families I work with time and again, capturing their maternity images followed by other sessions throughout the first year of baby’s life. It brings me so much joy to be invited back, follow your journey and trusting me to photograph you over time it’s one of the biggest compliments you can give me!

Capturing fleeting moments through photography is an investment that will only become more valuable to you as time goes by. In the years to come, I’d love for your family to sit on the sofa, albums in hand, and enjoy looking through those memories that you captured together.

I am pleased to offer a bundle of multiple sessions that can capture your family’s journey in three sessions over a 14 month period. There are so many options on when to use them (there’s never a bad time!), such as

  • Maternity, newborn and half birthday at 6 months: some of the most memorable moments and at 6 months, your little love will be full of personality, smiles and curiosity for the world around them
  • Maternity, newborn and first birthday: of course, the first birthday is a major milestone and a fantastic time to capture all that newly found movement of your little love
  • Newborn, 3-4 months and first birthday: if you missed or decided not to take maternity images, let’s use the 3 sessions for milestones once your little love has joined earthside

Bump to Baby

In my bump to baby bundle, I offer two sessions – typically over a 6 month period but this can be also used a little more flexible. If you are looking to have two sessions specifically, you are also welcome to use it for newborn and milestone photos.

Pregnancy is such a special time (even if you don’t enjoy every minute of it!) and you will be so pleased to look back on photos and marvel at the incredible work your body did.

Our maternity photo session is an opportunity to capture the glow of expectation and the profound bond between you as parents and your baby, even before baby arrives. We focus on natural settings and expressions, emphasising your beauty and strength and we will of course include your partner and any older siblings as well. I generally recommend taking photos between 28-36 weeks, but there is no right or wrong answer here. Have a look at this article on when to book your maternity photoshoot.

After your “bump shoot”, we will hold a tentative date for your newborn photos, typically within the first 2 weeks as these are extra special. However, we can also wait a little longer to give you more time to settle in as a family. Again, take a look at this post to find out more about whether you should get newborn photos or wait a few months. I will work with you to find a date that suits your family best.

The newborn stage is a fleeting time of pure innocence, full of tender moments that melt hearts. My newborn photo session is designed to capture these precious moments in a comfortable and safe environment. I aim to photograph your little one in their most natural state — sleeping, yawning, or simply looking around with curiosity, safely tucked into your arms and enjoying some snuggles.

The First Year

Beyond your pregnancy and the newborn phase, there are lots of other beautiful moments in the first year of your baby’s life. As your baby grows and starts to interact with the world, they achieve a series of firsts — first smile, first crawl, or first steps. Enter the First Year Membership. These milestone photo sessions aim to document these unique moments that form an important part of your baby’s developmental journey.

My first year membership bundle includes up to three sessions over the course of a 14 month period (again there’s some flexibility!), perfect for documenting your journey from your pregnancy to baby’s first birthday. It’s entirely up to you when you would like those sessions to take place, and I’m happy to make suggestions. As your baby grows, we can also incorporate some outdoor shots to capture some moments playing in your garden or the local park.

This package is perfect to create an everlasting record of all the important moments with your new baby.

With any bundle, you will always receive your first choice of dates for your sessions and reductions towards purchasing your digital files. Any booking also includes a personalised consultation to discuss your vision for each shoot, going through outfit choices and must-have shots.

Additionally, I offer an exquisite, custom-designed photo album at the end of the year, compiling the best images from all three sessions to tell your unique family story.

Investing in multiple session bundles offers you more than just a collection of photographs. It provides a tangible timeline of the beautiful journey your family undertakes during one of the most transformative periods of your lives. The value of these captured moments only grows with time, and they become a priceless family heirloom to be cherished for generations.

I would love to narrate your family’s story, from the anticipation of maternity to the wonder of a newborn, and the joy of witnessing your baby’s milestones. My goal is to create lasting records of these fleeting moments, providing you with a beautiful reminder of this incredible journey of growth, love, and family.

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About me

I am a family, maternity and newborn photographer based in Chelsea, London. Specialising in lifestyle maternity, baby & toddler, and family photography, I cover Central and West London, such as Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, Wandsworth, Battersea, Clapham, Richmond, Westminster, Mayfair and Notting Hill. Please do still get in touch if you live outside of these areas but would be interested in a family photoshoot together. Not quite ready to book? Follow me on Instagram and let’s stay in touch.

I have been featuring different photographer friends over the last few months. This week, rather fittingly, I’d like to share Michele’s work on photographing baby milestones so you get to see another lovely example of baby milestone photography.

4 Comments

  1. Michele N Quattrin

    Baby Milestone sessions are the best! Such a great way to document your family through the year!

  2. Aleah Gregory

    These photos from maternity to baby are so precious! The first year goes by so fast ad it’s so important to document it.

  3. Ashlie

    Watching a baby grow throughout that first year is simply the best. It’s so wonderful that you offer parents special packages to photograph this sweet time of life.

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