When is the best time to have photographs taken?

I am often asked when is the best time to get your photographs taken of your children and I say anytime is great time. Any photographs are better than no photographs however having said that, the first 12 months are absolutely key to capturing those precious moments. Your baby changes so much in the first year of their life so my recommendation is to choose either one, two or all three of the following portrait sessions.


Newborn Photography Cheshire

Your baby will never be as little as they are when they are first born. I would suggest to any new mum that they should book in for a newborn shoot that takes place within the first few weeks of your little one's life. The reason why this particular portrait session takes place so early is because these photographs are a permanent reminder of how tiny your baby was. You can book your newborn session from as early as your 20 week scan, we book a date for your session but obviously this is flexible depending when your baby's arrival.

6-8 months

It is such an exciting time when your little one starts to sit up unaided and this is a fantastic time to capture those images. You can really see their little personalities starting to come through. This is such an adorable age to capture those moments and I have lots of lovely props and outfits for your little one to wear.

First Birthday

What a great way to celebrate your son and daughter’s first big milestone. You baby will have changed so much over the first year of their life and they will now be crawling and even walking. During this photo shoot, we laugh, sing songs, play games and the focus is solely on having fun to capture those smiles and giggles.

Pre School

Photo a little boy

Don’t worry if you have missed these milestones, as I mentioned earlier, any photographs are better than no photographs. Portraits of pre-school age children are just adorable, pigtails, pretty dresses or jeans and funky jumpers, at this age, your child is starting to know what they like and what they don’t like and thats great to capture on camera.

Watch Me Grow

To make life easier for you, at Abigail’s Photography, I offer a watch me grow package to help capture all of those precious moments. The Watch Me Grow package consists of 3 portrait sessions, the first being a newborn session (within the first few weeks after birth) to capture those tiny details, teeny fingers and toes. The next session takes place around 7-8 months old when your baby can sit up unaided. This session is about capturing those giggles and and smiles as their character is starting to shine through. The last session is a celebration of their first birthday, a special milestone and a beautiful portrait to remember this special occasions.

Your investment for this package is £245 which includes a printed portrait of your favourite image from each session. Additional portraits are available to purchase.

If you would like to book your Watch Me Grow package, portrait session or would like additional information about any of my services, please email me or call 01829 732 516.

If you are still unsure whether a portrait session is right for you? Read my blog 'Three reasons why to hire a professional photographer' which may answer some of your questions.

Abigail is a Children Photographer specialising in beautifully simplistic and timeless portraiture based in Tarporley, Cheshire.

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