Happy 1st Birthday, W!

Milestone sessions are some of my favorite of all! What a fun way to document and celebrate your little one!I know that there are many options for milestone sessions, and I wanted to share a bit about how I do them here at Christie Gare Photography!




Classic Set Ups Most people come to me for classic, beautiful photos of their child. I am not one to have elaborate set ups - but rather go with classic, expressive, happy photos.


The above photo is my prop bed which is always set up in my studio.





What I provide:

I provide the backdrops, the props to sit/stand/pose on. YOU provide the cake, and outfits, and any other special details you want captured.


The above photo is my white modern chair with my brick backdrop.


The below photo is my adorable prop bed on my white shiplap backdrop.


My most typical chosen session type for a milestone/cake smash is a 30 minute mini session. These run $300+ Tax, and you will typically get at least 25 images. I try to give at least 2-3 different backgrounds - depending on how the child is warming up to me 😃.



Below is a different prop (mine) and background (mine) just to give a different pop of color to the gallery.

Usually, there is time for at least 1 outfit change, which is great to have one to capture them pre-cake and one for the smash/dirty part of the session.



While mom changed little one, I was able to get the cake transferred onto my Magnolia cake stand and snap a few photos of it before it was destroyed 😃. This cake, mom got at Market Street. They are usually less than $15 and are so cute!



After he was changed, I put the cake aside for a moment to capture him before he got messy. The headband was so cute - and he left it on - yay!


The stool he is standing with is mine as well!



After we got some smiling clean photos, we let him dig into the cake. We thoroughly enjoyed watching him have a blast!














ALL Of this was done in 30 minutes! Now, obviously, I cannot guarantee a happy smiling baby the whole time, but we surely do try!


Some other fun details:

-My studio is mine and so there is no additional fee for shooting there.

-I sanitize after every session and clean things thoroughly! I've already had it as well, so no accidental sharing!

-My turn around time is 1 week or less, usually!

Wanna chat? Email me about capturing your little one!



xoxoo Christie

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