An extra special ‘Milestones’ collection to forever capture the way your child transforms from baby to toddler during their first year

Did you know that your newborn's face changes within the first week of being born? Even their eye or hair colour can change within a few months after birth!

 

Within a year's time, a newborn goes through so many changes that, without the help of photographs, you'd have a hard time remembering all those little quirks your babe had along the way. From changing faces and bodies to all those adorable expressions or movements, they all seem to go away in a moment's time.

It really is true about what people say - they grow up so fast! That's why it's so important to capture all those little

changes as they happen over time. While I absolutely urge you to take as many of your own photographs of your little one as you can, also consider having professional milestone photographs taken.

 

With my ’Watch Me Grow’ collection, I'll make sure you have a series of exquisite, meaningful pictures of your newborn at various stages in his or her very early life. The base collection includes three different sessions, a newborn session, a 30 minute 6-9 month ‘sitter’ session (timed for when baby can sit unsupported) and a 30 minute 11-18 month ’toddler’ photo shoot (timed for when baby is starting to walk independently). You can also choose to add-on a 30 minute maternity session and/or a 30-60 minute 3-month session. 

 

Time marches on either way. Document things now so you can continue to coo over your little one later.

We have recently had our 3 month milestone shoot for our baby boy... We love the photos we've got, they are beautiful and such a good mixture of positions and expressions! We are so looking forward to the next shoot in the series already. Highly recommend Holly Rose Photography.

Kate x

Maternity Session

(optional 'add-on')

I will help you capture the excitement and anticipation of this special time as you await your new arrival. I’ll show the love between you as a couple and the love you already have for the little person you are waiting for.

It’s best to plan your session for when you are between 32 and 36 weeks pregnant – any earlier and your bump might not show much, any later and you could be too uncomfortable to enjoy the experience! Your maternity session can take place in your home or on location at a place of your choice.

Newborn Session

Once your little bundle has arrived, I’ll come to spend time with you in your home to make some beautiful, natural images of the three of you in those early days together — making sure we  record all the tiny details that make your new baby so unique. I’ll include shots with mum and dad, siblings, and even the family pet interacting with baby. This session is usually planned during the first 4 weeks of Baby's life. Choose from a 'Lifestyle' or 'Lifestyle + Posed' session. See my Newborn Session page for further details.

Three Months

(optional add-on)

At around three months baby will be beginning to hold his head up. I'll come and visit to capture his emerging personality. Cheeky grins are usually easy to find at this age. I'll be sure to record the unique way your baby interacts with you at this age. Baby's routine can still be very unpredictible at this point so this session usually a little longer - up to 60 minutes to accomodate feeds, nappy changes and naps.

'Sitter Session'

This session will be planned for when Baby is able to sit up by herself - usually at around 6 to 8 months. She'll be busy absorbing everything around her and be much more alert and engaged. This is often the easiest session to shoot, as Baby is probably not very mobile yet. You can expect to get beautiful images of her smiling, clapping, interacting with toys, with her siblings, and with you.

'Toddler Session'

Wow! I've been with you a year or more and look how he's grown! By eleven to eighteen months Baby has found his feet and is a Toddler. Theres no stopping him now! These sessions are usually very active - we'll spend our time chasing your Toddler around and capturing memories of these wobbly early days, falls and all. If the beautiful British weather allows, it's often fun to get outside where I can record him exploring his environment independently.

What's included?

The base 'Watch Me Grow Collection' includes:

  • Pre-session advice (for every session) on what to wear and how to prepare your baby & family

  • A one to four hour Newborn photo session (dependent on the kind of session you choose and on your baby and how calm they are)

  • A 30 minute 'Sitter Session' - timed for when baby can sit unsuported (usually 6 to 9 months)

  • A 30 minute 'Toddler Session' - timed for when baby is beginning to take his first steps (usually 11 to 18 months)

  • Digital download of all gallery images from every session in watermarked Low Resolution format - suitable for viewing on digital devices (phones, computers, tablets etc) and for sharing on social media. (PLEASE NOTE: low resolution files are non-printable)

  • £300 print credit (in total to share across all three sessions) to spend on items of your choice from my 'A La Carte' print and product menu after any session

  • After each session - your choice of online viewing and ordering, or an in-person viewing and ordering session - where I can help you narrow down your image choices and decide how best to display your images

 

When you book your Watch Me Grow Collection, you can also choose to add on a 30 minute maternity session, and / or a 30-60 minute 3-month session.

Add-on Maternity sessions include:

  • Pre-session advice on what to wear and how to prepare any soon-to-be big brothers or sisters

  • A 30 minute photo session at a location of your choice

  • Online viewing of your maternity gallery within around 14 days of your session

  • Digital download of all gallery images in watermarked Low Resolution format - suitable for viewing on digital devices (phones, computers, tablets etc) and for sharing on social media. (PLEASE NOTE: low resolution files are non-printable) - available as soon as your online maternity gallery is ready

  • The opportunity to purchase prints, products or high resolution digital files of your maternity images at your newborn ordering session or once your online newborn session gallery is also available.

Add-on Three-month sessions include:

  • Pre-session advice on what to wear and how to prepare your baby & family

  • A 30-60 minute photo session usually in your home

  • Online viewing of your maternity gallery within around 14 days of your session

  • Digital download of all gallery images in watermarked Low Resolution format - suitable for viewing on digital devices (phones, computers, tablets etc) and for sharing on social media. (PLEASE NOTE: low resolution files are non-printable)

  • your choice of online viewing and ordering, or an in-person viewing and ordering session - where I can help you narrow down your image choices and decide how best to display your images

When should we book the collection?

 

As soon as baby comes, it's non-stop late nights and hard work for Mum and Dad. Coordinating a photo session seems like the last thing on your list of priorities. This is why I recommend booking your collection at least 2-4 months in advance of your due date (during your second trimester) to make sure everything is lined up ahead of time and you don't have to worry! I’ll keep your due date in mind and make sure I have plenty of flexibility in my diary around that time. It is especially important to book early if you'd like to add on a maternity session, as these need to be planned for during your third trimester. Once your little bundle of joy arrives, please contact me to let me know the happy news. I will work closely with you or a family member to find a day and time for your newborn session that works for everyone. Remember - newborns are best photographed under 4 weeks of age; the ideal timing before 14 days.

If your little one has already arrived, please don't panic. Babies rarely arrive when expected, and because I keep my diary flexible to accomodate this I can sometimes fit in last minute bookings for babies who are already here and ready to go! Please contact me as soon as possible and I will do my best to fit you in.

After your newborn session I'll keep in touch with you regularly so we can chat about how baby is doing and agree suitable dates for your next session. The exact timings of these sessions will depend on baby and how quickly they are learning to do things.

Session Fees

The session fee for the base 'Watch Me Grow' collection is £475 (£300 of which is returned to you in print credit). The session fee is due in full at the time of booking.

Add-on maternity sessions are £50.

Add-on Three-month Sessions are £50.

Gift Certificates

My Watch Me Grow Collection is also available as a gift certificate. The price of Watch Me Grow gift certificates vary according to add-on sessions selected and how much print credit is included. They start from £275. Please visit my Gift Experiences page for further details.

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