Isaac's Milestone Session | CNY Baby Photographer

October 15, 2019

There’s something special about a 1-year old milestone session. For one whole year, this little one went from tiny and helpless to much larger, mobile, and thinking he is independent!  Learning to walk, problem solving, learning to communicate are just a few changes on a list of many that babies make by their first year.



As an CNY Baby Photographer, I love to capture the one-year stage. I love to see the personalities that emerge in front of the camera. And every baby is different, so I never know what to expect.


For Isaac’s session, mom requested wheels. She said he loved wheels on anything. So, I went on a wheel hunt. I wanted vintage wheels to go with my barn doors that I would be using as a backdrop. I scoured flea markets, yard sales and the online marketplace. Without dropping too much on a single prop, I found very little. I should’ve known all I needed to do was go to mom’s house. I always have good luck when I prop shop there. And she didn’t let me down.  I came back to the studio with a box of vintage wheels!

I found a simple “Dollar Store” YouTube tutorial to make the wagon wheels I wanted out of hula hoops. I’ll admit, I felt a little silly wasting time shopping around when I nearly had it all at my fingertips for less than $10.


My workflow as a CNY Baby Photographer is very simple. I have a classic setup, limited props and a cute outfit (or bare bottom cause those portraits are cute too!). I follow that up with a themed backdrop with props that mom requested in the consolation session. And no CNY Baby Milestone 1-year session is complete without the cake smash (unless mom request not to have it) and with such a mess from the cake, it is only right to clean up with a bubble bath! Yeah, it is a lot of fun!


So, are you ready to book your CNY Baby Milestone session? Please give me a call for yours! (315) 297-1816


Feel free to check out gallery of milestone babies!

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