What is a Sitter Session?
Sitter Sessions are for babies approximately 6-10 months old OR when baby is sitting securely on their own and before they start to walk. Sometimes it’s a little earlier at 4 months or could even be as late as 12 months. It is important that he/she is not walking yet though. Often parents will plan on getting newborns photos, but sometimes they miss out. SO, the next best time to photograph your baby is when they can sit all on their own. If you have been considering a photography session for your little one, here are 5 excellent reasons why this age range makes an ideal time to photograph your precious little cherub.
BABY CAN SIT UNAIDED
When a baby is sitting up on their own, outfits can be viewed without the distraction of props and awkward poses. It is much more difficult to pose a baby who cannot sit up, unless they are two weeks old in brand new newborn stage. Once baby can sit up, you have much more variety than if you were to photograph your baby laying down. I should also note that I do have a selection of handmade, adorable outfits, props and blankets in the studio, so there is also no need to stress over what to wear. We can also do something interesting and fun for your family.
NO PLAYING CHASIE
Let’s be honest, chasing an active toddler with a camera in hand is pretty darn challenging? Those little tots don’t know how or when to slow down or sit still! When you photograph your baby before this stage, and all they can do is sit up think about all the time you won’t have to spend bribing and playing chase. At this age they tend to be very easy to entertain and getting those adorable smiles are usually easily achieved with a simple game of peek-a- boo!
This ties into the first two reasons why a sitter session is the best time to shoot. Most parents don’t realize how long it can take to do even a simple session. Newborn sessions can run anywhere from 3-5 hours due to nursing, and getting baby to sleep. Or when your time is spent chasing your little ones around, time tends to slip away. A sitter session can be done in about 30-45 minutes, and you still end up with a variety of poses and props! So instead of having to clear an entire evening or afternoon, you could technically come on your lunch break! It’s a win for parents, and babies.
MORE TOLERANT TO STRANGERS
We all know that kids go through the shy stage. Some are scared of men, some are scared of women, and some toddlers just don’t like new people at all. When your baby is at the sitter stage, it is so much easier to connect and get the smiles you want without being that weird stranger your tot doesn’t like. Having said that, sometimes sitter sessions can be stressful for the baby as they feel very uncomfortable in a strange environment.
THE CUTEST STAGE
Lets be honest, babies around 6-9 months are just plain adorable with their chubby little arms and legs, and those big round eyes and the sweetest smiles and giggles – sometimes even a tear or tantrum can be adorable.
This is a time in your babies life you will want preserved.
If you’re interested in setting up a session I’d love to see you in the studio.
CHERUB PACKAGE | $450
$150 is due at the time of booking to secure your time slot
Balance due when you choose your photos at you in home reveal session
45 Minute studio session with the use of my props and outfits
20 Digital Images