Baby Piper was THE BEST newborn and her session 3 months ago was so amazing that I was able to do a couple of extra set-ups and poses! Her momma booked my Grow With Me 3 package, plus a maternity session (full newborn and all-inclusive one-year sessions, plus 3-, 6-, and 9-month mini-milestone sessions), so I get to watch this sweet girl grow during her entire first year!
Milestone sessions are short and sweet, with the focus being on baby's emerging personality and accomplishments (milestones). There are three major 3-month milestones that I like to try to capture, all of which little Piper has mastered:
Starting to be more comfortable with tummy-time
Planning the Session
For Piper's session, I wanted to bring back the bunny lovie from Mary's Knittin and "B is for Bunny" hat. Since I doubted the newborn-size hat would still fit her, I custom ordered one in every size KNOTS offers! I am ready for this set-up for each of her milestone sessions now!
Another thing I like to do for milestone sessions is have the parents choose one or two special or "impractical but cute" outfits for their little one to be photographed in. However, Piper's momma is as practical as they come so instead of frilly, she'll-never-wear-these-in-real-life dresses, we got a bunch of "naked" (diaper-only) baby shots, as well as, some with simple headbands. This matches momma's style much more and I am a sucker for these simpler shots, as well!
The one "outfit" that momma did want little Piper photographed in was footie PJ's that were given to her and her older sister by their grandma. Oh, my goodness, these girls were so precious in their matching PJ's!! I wanted to snuggle with them all day!
For those of you who remember Piper's newborn session...YES; her hair is still amazing!! I think we may get it in pigtails before her first birthday!
Awesome Big Sister
Piper has been blessed with an awesome big sister in Izzy. This girl is an eager helper and absolutely in love with her baby sis!
Teething Already - Impatient to grow up!
At 3 months old, it seems Piper is already trying to break out some chompers! It is a little early, but not unheard of. This precocious little one also prefers to be sitting upright, even though she is nowhere near developmentally ready to do so on her own. I can't wait to see what she has accomplished at her 6-month milestone session!