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Baby Milestones

One year old Picture {Portland Oregoen}

Baby Milestones

 Experience

Choosing to have your baby and children photos taken is a wonderful once-in-a-lifetime experience. A baby milestone is the perfect time to document all the amazing changes. 

This can include first smiles, tummy time, sitting unassisted, standing or walking.  This is the perfect time to bring their special stuffed animals, blankies, and toys for sitting and standing babies are encouraged to document their favorite things as a baby. In addition, I carefully chooses high quality backdrops, creative props, luxurious blankets and age appropriate accessories to complete the perfect picture. All details are specifically selected for your style and are as unique as your family.

Baby Milestones Available

 3-4 Month  (First Smiles / Tummy Time)

6-8 Month (sitting unassisted)

9 Month (crawiing / standing)

1 year (walking / cake smash)


How much will it cost?

We offer a package for milestones  both canvas wall portraits, prints and digital files. Our milestone package is $500. plus the cost of a cake for cake smash sessions if you would like us to provide that for you. Please contact us for a complimentary consultation and for complete pricing. We specialize in custom portraiture for your home and offer various products including albums, folio boxes and wall portraits. There is no minimum purchase as we focus on creating custom collections for you to treasure. 

Where is your studio located?

Connie Mintz Photography is conveniently located west of the I-5 freeway in Vancouver, WA, serving Portland, Oregon, Southwest Washington and surrounding areas.Your newborn studio session will be held in our comfortable home studio.

Do you have experience photographing babies and toddlers?

I take working with your little ones very seriously. With over 20 years as a elementary school teacher, you can rest assured that I am experienced with children. In addition to safety, our sessions are a whole lot of fun! My experience with lighting techniques, styling, posing, and attention to all the little details are combined to create breathtaking portraits.

When should I schedule?

We have two days a week set aside for milestone sessions. Please contact us for availability. We suggest you allow at least three weeks ahead of the date you would like to secure.

Is it possible for my partner, children and dogs to ne included in the session?

Parents, sibling  and pet portraits are always welcomed and encouraged during the newborn session. The session are typically scheduled for 10am and can last 3-4 hours, especially with family and siblings. Therefore, we recommend that you make arrangements for young chidren to leave the studio after they are photographed. 

Do I need to bring any props or accessories to my newborn session?

Props and accessories are included in your session. We choose only the highest quality headbands, hats, wraps and fabrics that we can find, and prefer natural cottons, wools and fibers. This also means that we have searched high and low for the best quality props from some of the most trusted and sought after vendors in the industry. Everything is purchased with safety in mind. From soft Alpaca bonnets to cozy angora rompers; I pay close attention to potential irritants to your new little one’s skin. Our style is contemporary and simple, best for portraying your baby as the main focus.

How do I book my session?

Please send us an inquiry form and we will get back to you. Please include your estimated due date. Otherwise feel free to call us to discuss your session and get you scheduled.

When will we see the images that are taken?

We will schedule a view and order appoinment roughly one week after your session if you would like to purchase separately or you could bundle with the newborn view and order. 

What happens after the first year?

“What about after my baby is 1?” Then what? I encourage you to stay connected. Imagine all the images from capturing your baby from the maternity, to 1 year, to after?  I encourage every six months after they are one year old. Once they are three, time appears to slow down a bit and most of my clients intend to do once a year, some still remain on the six month time frame. I offer incentives at different times of the year to encourage more priceless moments for my clients, so take advantage of all those opportunities as I have NEVER heard a parent complain that they have too many pictures of their children!


Links: Baby Milestones Gallery


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One Year Old Cake Smash with Paris Theme

Connie Mintz Photography is conveniently located west of the I-5 freeway in Vancouver, WA, serving Portland, Oregon, Southwest Washington and surrounding areas.