Sitter sessions take place anywhere between 6-9 months usually – each baby is different so this is just a guideline! My eldest wasn’t sitting until she was almost 10 months old, yet my youngest was sitting just before he was 7 months old. Essentially, once your baby is sitting unaided for a couple of minutes, it’s time to book a date for their session as within a few weeks they will be confident at sitting by themselves and we will be able to create a gorgeous milestone gallery for them.
Sure, we all take our own milestone photographs each week/month (if we remember!) but booking a sitter photography session ensures that you will receive high-quality images capturing precious moments of your child’s growth and development.
At Dinky Little Dot Photography, I have the skills, knowledge, and equipment to create beautiful and well-composed photographs that you may struggle to achieve on your own.
Sitter photography sessions often involve creative setups, props, and backdrops that add a touch of uniqueness and artistry to the photographs. Alongside any vision you have for your baby’s photographs, which will be discussed in your complimentary pre-session consultation, we can use my expertise to create visually appealing compositions that showcase your child’s personality and charm in a captivating way.
The sitter stage, typically around 6 to 9 months old, is a delightful period filled with milestones and adorable expressions. Booking a sitter photography session allows you to capture these fleeting moments and create timeless memories that you can cherish for years to come. These images will serve as a beautiful reminder of your child’s early years (particularly during wakeful nights when times feel tough!) and can be passed down through generations in the future.
Planning and executing a DIY photo session can be overwhelming, especially when dealing with a young child. Booking a sitter session with me will relieve you of the stress and responsibility of capturing the perfect shots that are wall worthy. Leave it all to me; I will handle the setup, lighting, and even have tricks up my sleeve and plenty of nursery rhymes to engage and elicit genuine smiles and expressions from your little one, ensuring a relaxed and enjoyable experience for both you and your child.
As with all of my photography sessions, upon booking you will be invited to schedule a complimentary pre-session consultation prior to your shoot date. This is essentially a planning and preparation session. We can choose which backdrop/theme you would like for your baby’s photographs and I will share my top tips for preparing your baby for their session to ensure things run as smoothly as possible on the day! I have years of experience working with babies and children, understanding their behaviour and how to create a comfortable and safe environment. All I ask from you is that you arrive at our scheduled time and that you simply enjoy the session and the experience of capturing beautiful images of your baby!
When should you book your sitter session? As soon as you know you’d like to capture this milestone. Even if your baby isn’t ready yet, booking your session guarantees you a space in my limited diary for when he/she is ready. We’ll pencil in a floating date at around 7 months and keep in touch so that we can confirm a date as soon as you’re ready.
How to book your sitter session. You can check my availability on the Sitter Session information page in the services menu, or alternatively submit a contact form and I’ll be in touch as soon as possible to confirm your booking.