From feeling those first kicks in your belly, to holding your baby for the first time, all the way to hearing their first grunts and goos and gahs…your journey into motherhood and your baby’s first year are going to be the most incredible times you’ve ever experienced. Make sure to capture the magic of these moments by enrolling your new arrival in my Milestone Baby Program.
What is Fifth and Chestnut’s Milestone Baby Program?
My Milestone Baby Program is a complete set of services designed to capture and preserve the precious moments from your pregnancy through to your baby’s first birthday. The sessions included in the Milestone Baby Program are:
- Sitter (6-9 Month usually when baby has started sitting unassisted)
- One Year
You can celebrate your baby’s first year with or with out the cake smash experience.
What’s a cake smash?
A cake smash is where we place a fun birthday cake made just for baby in front of him/her, and allow him/her to just annihilate that little cake! Some babies prefer to poke the cake a few times, and some babies straight up smash that thing into little bits. It’s a really fun and exciting way to celebrate baby’s first birthday. Your custom decorated cake by my favorite bakery is included in your Milestone Baby Program enrollment!
Not into the idea of a cake smash? That’s okay! A One Year Session is still a ton of fun without a big cakey mess. We can throw around some other ideas, too – spaghetti or tacos, anyone?!
Milestone Baby Program Details
There are lots of pros to enrolling your baby into my Milestone Baby Program. The first is that you’ll receive an amazing price for bundling the four sessions together. Secondly, having these sessions on the books before your baby is born ensures that your baby’s amazing growth will be captured. Trust me, it’s easy to skip over a 6 month session while “real life” is going on. Thirdly, you’ll receive 25 complimentary birth announcements AND a $50 album credit towards an album at any stage in the Milestone Baby Program. Finally, you’ll also get a complimentary smash cake for baby’s 1-year photos.
Note: Each session is to be followed by an in-person ordering appointment where a collection or a minimum la a carte purchase is required. Contact me for all the pricing details!
During the course of your pregnancy and baby’s first year, you’ll adorn your home and office with stunning portraits of yourself and your sweet little babe. These will be treasured for all of your lives.
The Maternity Session
Maternity sessions are so special – especially for your first baby, but also for the second, third or even fifth. Your child will LOVE seeing your prideful anticipation during your pregnancy. If you’ve contacted me when you’re literally about to burst and don’t have time for a maternity session, or if you’re adopting a baby, we can substitute the session with a family session some time in that first year. Please note that all sessions must occur before baby turns one!
I can photograph your maternity session as a boudoir session or lifestyle session in-studio, or we can select a beautiful outdoor location. Outdoor sessions are my favorite for maternity, but it’s totally up to you.
We’ll also include your partner/husband in these photos, so we’ll make sure to give them wardrobe tips as well!
The Newborn Session
When your baby is born, I will send you a list of newborn preparation steps that will guide you into keeping your new baby super sleepy for his/her session. The newborn session takes place at my photography studio in Downtown Reno, and lasts approximately three hours, depending on your baby’s mood and feeding needs. I have a big, comfortable couch and a TV with Netflix, along with snacks and drinks to keep you cozy while you wait for your family portraits at the end of the session. I encourage parents to truly relax and get caught up on sleep, or texting people back (you can tell I’m a mom, huh?) – and let me do all the hard work until baby needs a feeding or changing break!
My studio happens to be down the block from Bertha Miranda’s, so seriously call in an order to go and bring back some yummy Mexican food for lunch at my studio!
After baby has had his/her shining moments in front of the lens, it will be time for family portraits. If you already have children, I will provide special tips on when to bring them to the studio and we’ll photograph everyone with the new baby. And that’s it! I will get to culling and editing the incredible images that you’ll see a few weeks later!
The Sitter Session (6-9 Months)
When baby is sitting on their own (totally unassisted), I like to schedule their “sitter session” – which is usually around 6-9 months. My son started sitting when he was 10 months old, so in that case, we would do a non-sitting session so that we don’t skip that wonderful time in between birth and their first birthday. Tummy photos can be adorable, too – as you’ll be well aware!
My sitter sessions are usually centered around a theme. The theme might be similar to what we chose for your newborn session (drawing inspiration from the nursery etc). Or, the theme might be something totally different. Perhaps a floral theme, or a theme centered around a color combo – like navy and gray. Or maybe you want a nautical theme?
We can do these at my studio, or outdoors in the warmer months (weather permitting, of course).
The One Year Session
The One Year Session is one of my absolute favorite types of sessions. Babies are so fun to photograph at this age because they are usually really starting to show their individual personalities. It’s such a precious time to celebrate their first whole year of life. We can do these sessions with or without a cake smash – they are fun and wonderful either way!
The Key to Successful Baby Sessions is Planning
Sessions with me are not ordinary or run of the mill. When you book a session with me, whether it’s for a family portrait or one of your Milestone Baby Program sessions, the key to incredible portraits in ANY case is PLANNING. When you schedule your session, we will chat in depth about outfits and themes so that you are entirely happy with your session when it’s over and you see those final images. I may even make special purchases JUST for your session’s theme. But you have to totally partake in this planning with me – otherwise I’ll be left to put together a “set” on the spot when you arrive at my studio. Pre-planning is always preferred and puts me in the right creative head-space to really amaze you with your sessions.
Please contact me if you would like to chat about enrolling your baby in my Milestone Baby Program during your pregnancy. We’ll then schedule your maternity session, and set a tentative time for your baby’s newborn session. I am always so honored and so extremely excited to work with parents and babies during these special times!
Are you currently seeking out your Reno Maternity Photographer, Reno Newborn Photographer or Reno Baby Photographer to create beautiful Reno maternity photos or baby photos for you and your family? Contact us to chat about the details of a maternity and newborn session, or to discuss if my Milestone Baby Program may be right for you! I am a professional Reno Maternity Photographer & Reno Newborn Photographer!