documenting the milestones in your family life
Bella Jordan, documentary baby & family photography, Melbourne
One-Year-On Baby Photography
Documentary in style, my OneYearOn sessions are designed to capture your baby's personality, within their favourite place - your home! Using natural lighting and your baby's toys as props, the lifestyle session is relaxed & playful, capturing moments & interactions. It's all about fun & good times to get the baby giggles!!
With a big focus on family, I love to incorporate lots of shots playing with mum and/or dad & siblings too. The sessions are actually more like a mini in-home family shoot with baby as the focus.
What does a One Year On baby session look like & how do we prepare?
The session is basically 40mins of play time! Your little one will probably take a few moments to get used to me being there, so the first photos are of things that you and baby do together... maybe reading, playing with toys together. As the session progresses, parents can often move away a little to allow me to get some close ups and interact with you little one a bit more. Where big siblings are involved, there are lots of shots with them too. I actually take each session as it comes, this keeps things nice and relaxed, allowing me to document a play session! I'll always ask if you'd like some more posed family shots too.... often staging a posed shot can end up with the best candid moments too :)
If baby is recently fed and well rested, that's a great way to start the session! I ask you to set up toys station so baby has a couple of things they can crawl to. Toys that they haven't seen or played with in a while can often be good! I don’t pose you baby, capturing freestyle play and natural interactions is what I'm all about!
“Thank you so much Bella! I can't express how much we love the pictures. You captured our special time amazingly, we are so grateful! There are such great family pictures!” - Louise