The best age to photograph a baby | Northern VA Photographer

First, it has to be said: it's never "too late" to photograph your baby. I recommend holding newborn sessions within the first 2 weeks after delivery, but don't feel like you've missed out if that window has passed you by. If you want images of your baby at her smallest, schedule your session as soon as possible. If you're open to holding your session when your baby is a little bigger (or want to capture milestones as your baby grows), this post is for you.

So when is the best age to photograph a baby? Between 7-8 months. Here's why...

1 - Your baby can sit up on her own now. Many baby babies are still in the "sit, lean, fall over" phase when they're six months old. By 7 or 8 months, she can probably sit up all by herself, and is happy to keep herself there for awhile. But she's not too big to lay down, do tummy time, or be held. It's a great way to capture a lot of variety about what she's up to in a single session.

2 - She's expressive! By this age babies are full giggles, smiles, and all the big personality you want to remember.

3 - She isn't quite mobile yet. She might be moving around a bit on her own, but isn't walking or running around on her own. She still depends on you to get around, so it's a great time to capture images of you together. Which leads us to the next reason...

4 - Moms are usually feeling more comfortable in their post-baby body by the time baby is 7-8 months old. Now that you're feeling like you have your body back again, it's a great to capture images of the two of you together.

5 - You can capture all the sweet baby rolls, chunky thighs, and cottage cheese tushies you want. It's a great opportunity to celebrate your growing baby by highlighting how much she's grown since her newborn session.

There is never a wrong time to photograph your baby (usually the best time is right now!), but when possible I recommend scheduling a session for when she is 7-8 months old. Another perfect time after that is around a year so you can see how much she’s grown so quickly.

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Kate Juliet Photography specializes in natural maternitynewbornbaby, and family portraiture in the Washington DC and Northern VA area.

All studio sessions include access to the studio wardrobe for mothers and babies to borrow clothing for your session. 

Contact me to begin planning your custom portrait experience.


2019 Motherhood Event | Northern VA Family Photographer

This year’s Motherhood Event has now come and gone, such a bittersweet feeling for me. Sweet because I adore it, but now I have to wait a full year to do it again! It’s such a joy getting to meet with clients again, see how their babies have grown, and capture images of them together.

No matter the session or time of year, capturing mothers with their babies is so important to me. I know how difficult it can be to get images of you with your child. Mothers are often the ones taking the photos in their family, so they can’t get in them too. But our children crave images with us in them. They want to see us represented in our family history. That’s why this event speaks to me.

It was an honor and a joy to see so many families again. I can’t wait until next year!

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Kate Juliet Photography specializes in natural maternitynewbornbaby, and family portraiture in the Washington DC and Northern VA area.

All studio sessions include access to the studio wardrobe for mothers and babies to borrow clothing for your session. 

Contact me to begin planning your custom portrait experience.

Studio Motherhood Session | Alexandria VA Baby Photographer

One of my favorite things is getting to watch babies grow. Working with so many families that see me for years is the best feeling. I get to watch the tiniest of babies grow into toddlers, big kids, and siblings. Creating those relationships is a joy. This is the second time Katie visited me for a motherhood session (you can see images from their first session here). Just her and her little boy in the studio, enjoying being with each other. They have such a special bond and I love how they interact with each other. I adore his little hands on her face, there’s no better feeling. Here are some of my favorite images from our session together - enjoy!


Kate Juliet Photography specializes in natural maternitynewbornbaby, and family portraiture in the Washington DC and Northern VA area.

All studio sessions include access to the studio wardrobe for mothers and babies to borrow clothing for your session. 

Contact me to begin planning your custom portrait experience.


Northern VA Baby Photographer | Cutie Pie Milestone Session


Kate Juliet Photography specializes in natural maternitynewbornbaby, and family portraiture in the Washington DC and Northern VA area.

All studio sessions include access to the studio wardrobe for mothers and babies to borrow clothing for your session. 

Contact me to begin planning your custom portrait experience.


9 Months Old | Herndon VA Baby Photographer

The sweetest little girl with the sweetest face.


Kate Juliet Photography specializes in natural maternitynewbornbaby, and family portraiture in the Washington DC and Northern VA area.

All studio sessions include access to the studio wardrobe for mothers and babies to borrow clothing for your session. 

Contact me to begin planning your custom portrait experience.