The first stage of our Watch Me Grow baby milestone photography is all about tummy time.
The ideal age for this type of session is 2-5 months old.
We’ve put together some of our favourite images to help give you a better idea of what to expect from these type of sessions.
Tummy time is the classic pose at this age. Some babies are more comfortable than others but we have plenty of props to help them.
Want to book a Tummy time photoshoot?
If you’re baby is coming up to the right age for a first stage Watch Me Grow photo session then you really should take advantage of all three sessions. This is the best way to capture your babies first year with professional photography.
If you’d just like a single tummy time photoshoot then we can certainly do that.
Sometimes people like to bring props along to their baby’s photoshoot. In most case we can incorporate the props into the images. Some are easier than others to use.
Everyone wants a smiling baby photo and when babies get more comfortable with tummy time the smiles tend to get bigger.
Generally speaking a 5 months old baby will smile far more than a 2 month old.
Starting to sit
When we photograph babies that are at the upper end of the age range and have moved on from tummy time we can begin to sit them up.
We have giant beanbags which will help even the most wobbly baby sit for a couple of minutes.
Most of the time during these first stage Watch Me Grow sessions babies are lying down.
It’s their most comfortable position (apart from being cuddled) so they are pretty happy.
It’s a good position at coax out some lovely expressions from them.
Pulling faces and sticking out tongues
The most satisfying baby photos to create are ones where they are pulling faces and sticking out their tongues.
Sometimes once they start pulling faces they don’t stop!
Towards the end upper age limit of our first Watch Me Grow sessions babies will begin to discover their feet. They’ll also discover how delicious those feet are!
This makes for some really lovely images of this milestone.
Pictures with grandparents
Grandparents are of course welcome along to any Watch Me Grow session. If they are in the room then you’d better believe we’d want to get them involved in at least one photo.
Backlit expression shot
There are a few alternative lighting settings we use in the studio. This backlit style looks great with a big expression.
Over the shoulder
Sometimes babies aren’t completely comfortable with tummy time so we try an alternative shot.
The over the shoulder image is comfortable for the baby and it usually brings out some great expressions.
This mini montage shows a few of the different shots we get in a first stage Watch Me Grow session. There’s everything from tummy time to smiles.