Capturing Milestones & Family Stages

Matted album for capturing milestones and family stages

As moms, you hear it all the time: “They grow up so fast!” It doesn’t always feel that way in the day-to-day, but it’s true. Babies grow quickly. And it’s so important to capture their milestones before those moments are gone.

Capturing Baby Milestones

The big baby milestones to capture are the classics:

·        Smiling

·        Sitting

·        Pulling up/Cruising

·        Standing

·        Walking

·        First Birthday

Really though, babies aren’t the only ones who have milestones. As a family, you go through stages together, and while those may not come to mind as readily, they’re worth capturing as well. So, when you’re thinking about capturing milestones, remember to think about capturing those important family moments too.

Capturing Family Stages

Family stages to consider might include:

·        Newborn Stage (You know, tired and sleepy parents, milk-stained shirts, the messy but the oh-so-good)

·        Baby Stage (Those intimate but often overlooked moments, like feeding your baby, reading to them, rocking them to sleep, or bathing them)

·        Toddler Stage (This is such a fun age, and you’ll want to capture all the peek-a-boos, the walks in the stroller, and the pushing on the swings at the park)

·        Kid Stage (And the adventure continues as you teach your kids how to ride a bike, bake cookies together, or cheer them on at tee-ball)

All of these stages are worth documenting and all of them are worthy of a professional photoshoot. Rather than just posing in the park for the camera, your photos can be about capturing each of these precious milestones and family stages before they pass. 

Product Highlight: The Matted Album

As you’re capturing your milestones and family stages, you’ll need a way to display those images so you can treasure them, enjoy them, and look back on them as your family grows.

Albums are one of our favorite things because they allow you to quickly flip through multiple images and see your family’s story right up to the present. But you might feel like you have to wait until you have an entire year’s worth of photos to make the album, and either it’s never made or you have to wait that whole year for it!

Matted albums are the perfect way to both immediately display your newest memories, and also bind them together into a cohesive whole with photos from previous sessions. Our matted albums hold between six to twelve 5×7 images and can represent a single milestone event or family stage. They arrive with a cream or tan suede cover and a white wood box. The best part? Each album is designed to magnetically connect to the next one so your collection can continue to grow! 

Whatever stage of life your family is in right now, we would love to document it and provide you with the perfect album or other display option. You can check out our photo collection boxes and heirloom photo albums elsewhere on the blog for more ideas. And of course, we’re happy to provide guidance as you decide on the best session and display options for your family. Simply book a consultation—we’d love to hear from you!

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