When is the best time to have portraits done, whether it’s family, child, baby, etc.?
Short and simple I know, but it’s true. Sure there are ideal ages to capture your little one’s growth and development, but if you miss those, it shouldn’t be an excuse to just keep waiting for the next stage. Sometimes it feels like there’s never a right time…as we all know, life just keeps finding ways to get in the way, and before you know it you’ve missed huge gaps of time instead of just small deviations. I would be the first to tell you that 6 weeks is probably one of the hardest ages to photograph a baby–they aren’t sleepy and poseable like a newborn, but they still can’t really do much of anything themselves yet. Is it a reason to just skip it if you missed the newborn stage–not at all. Check out this gorgeous little 6 week old and tell me this picture isn’t just priceless for Mom and Dad…
If it’s been more than 6 months for babies/toddlers, or one year for older children/families; I encourage each and every one of you to set up a portrait session with someone as soon as you can–even if it’s not me. Theses aren’t just images, but memories stored away safe from time, and chances are you will deeply regret not having them someday. I’ve heard far too many sad stories lately of opportunities to capture these memories lost forever, so please make it a point to put this on your agenda…it’s always the right time.