If you have a young baby, you’ll know that sitting up independently is a HUGE milestone for your little one. In such a small amount of time they have achieved so much, bless them!
The sitting up stage – which usually happens when a baby is around 7-8 months old – is such a fun and exciting time. How clever they are at this age! Which makes this a brilliant occasion to have professional baby portraits taken.
If you’ve a little one approaching this landmark achievement, have you considered booking, what I call, a baby ‘sitter session’?
The signs that your baby is almost ready for a sitting up photoshoot
If you’re considering having some updated professional portraits taken of your baby, but aren’t sure whether they’re ready, ask yourself these questions:
- Have they mastered rolling and crawling?
- Do they love jumping, bouncing and kicking their legs? (That Jumperoo is a godsend, isn’t it?!)
- Are they rocking, swaying and shuffling forward?
Well, if so, these are all clues that they are on the verge of becoming a super-skilled sitter!
Perhaps they’re even mastered sitting up independently already. They may not stay up for long, but at least they’re trying! In which case, it’s the right time to get yourself booked in!
What is a baby ‘sitter session’?
A baby sitter session is perfect for little ones who have mastered sitting up independently. It’s designed with babies of this age in mind and is done to capture all your baby’s clever new moves and gorgeous smiley expressions.
Why book a sitting up photo session?
My sitter session clients are mummies and daddies who realise that this adorable stage is short-lived and know that they want to capture these precious moments in photographs.
They also know that at this sitting-up stage, their baby is almost unrecognisable compared with how they were as a newborn – which is perhaps the last time they had them professionally photographed.
No longer snoozing peacefully for most of the day and feeding every other hour, they’re active for much more of the day and are interested in EVERYTHING!
They’ve become an adorable little person who spends much of the day smiling, gurgling and exploring. Innocent and playful, chubby and wide-eyed, babies of this age are becoming more aware and are interested in their surroundings.
Yes, that means they love to try and grasp everything within their reach (and usually put everything in their mouths too!).
The significance of your baby sitting up for the first time
Sitting up independently will be a game changer for your little one. And once they’ve mastered it, it won’t be too long before the next stage – you guessed it, walking! (Eek!)
So, by booking a sitter session, you’re momentarily freezing time.
The photographs will allow you to remember this important stage in years to come, and you’ll love looking back at them in the future as they continue through their pre-school years and beyond.
What happens during a baby sitter session at Sandra Cullen Photography?
As a specialist baby photographer, based here in south-east London, I am fortunate enough to get to photograph so many gorgeous babies each and every year. I LOVE my job and getting the chance to work with clever, growing babies is an absolute pleasure.
In my photography studio in Woolwich, I have everything I need to create a variety of cute baby portraits for you to choose from, and which will make great family heirlooms, artwork for your walls as well as gifts for your close family and friends.
My baby sitter sessions last approximately 30-45 minutes and the fee of £79 includes:
- a pre-session consultation (I can put your mind at rest about what you need to bring on the day, and you can tell me of any preferences you have for the colours and styling for the photos),
- your own fully-bespoke studio session
- the time, talent and support of your photographer (me!)
- and, the production of a minimum of 20 digital images which are lovingly edited images to review and order.
Digital images and photo products are available to view and buy (no images are included in the session fee) at your ordering appointment, typically between 10-14 days after your photo session.
Creating photographs that I know will be treasured forever by the baby’s family is an absolute joy. I love seeing my client’s faces, during the ordering appointment, when they view the portraits I’ve taken for them, the very first time. Happy faces all round! 😊
Why not also consider upgrading to a Baby Plan?
You also have the option to combine a baby sitter session with two other photo sessions over the course of twelve months. By doing so, you’ll benefit from huge discounts on session fees and digital images. Find out more about My Baby Plan here.
Do you know someone who has a baby who is almost sitting?
I would love to help more families in south-east London to capture these priceless and fleeting moments in photographs.
So, do you have a baby approaching the sitting up stage? Or do you know someone who is looking for a photographer who can offer a high-quality baby sitter session photoshoot experience in London?
If so, please get in touch or share this article with the parents you have in mind.
When you book a baby sitter session, I guarantee that you’ll love the photos and won’t regret investing in professional portraits at this important milestone in your baby’s first year.