Outside of newborn photography, there are other milestones you may consider documenting - and you should!
As most of us moms know, time flies - my son just turned TWO on May 1st, and I'm pretty sure I just had him a few days ago... sadly, that's not the case. Fortunately, I was gifted a newborn session at our baby shower; however, I didn't get any of my sons milestones photographed - and I wish I had!
3 months, 6 months, 9 months... they all flew by, and they flew by undocumented. We look forward to birth, and we plan for their first birthday - the big ONE. But what about what's in between? By the time it's too late, we know that those milestones were equally as important.
But milestone sessions are more than just the month-stones. They're about your baby reaching his or her milestones! Around three months, many babies have mastered that dreaded thing we torture them with - called tummy time. Around six months, many babies have learned to sit up - some assisted, some unassisted, and by nine months, many babies are on their hands and knees thinking about crawling. And by one year, many babies are thinking about walking - or cruising the furniture... That's what we look forward to, that's what we rush them to get to - and then regret that they got there so quickly lol.
So, what are they? Milestone session are photographing the above mentioned, documenting the milestones that your baby has reached - or is right upon reaching. They are capturing a time that will soon be gone, that you will never have again (with them). It's a way to freeze time, a way to preserve a memory.
Now, you wonder... well why should I? Do you trust your mind to remember these moments fully? All of them? Do you trust your cell phone to live forever, and never crash, or need a hard reset and loose all of your cell-snapped photos? You know what lasts forever? Quality images, quality albums, and quality prints. Your grandchildren will have them, your great grandchildren will be able to look through them... Not to mention; durability, my toddler can flip through an album without hurting a single page.
You should because you deserve to preserve these memories, you deserve to have them forever - and your children deserve to have them passed down to them, for them to pass down their children as well.
You should, because you (and they) deserve it.