How to Prepare for a Sitter Photo Session?
A sitter photo session is a milestone mini session in a baby’s first year. It is scheduled when your baby can sit and crawl, but doesn’t yet walk. Every baby develops differently, so a sitter photo session is usually scheduled when a baby is around 6-10 months old. I truly love baby sitter sessions! Babies are very interactive at this age and are full of genuine expressions. They smile easily, they giggle and make these adorable faces. Am I the only one who loves the chubbiness and the roundness of a 6 months old baby? I cannot be alone here. Come on, I know you can’t resist it as well! 😉
Sitter sessions are short sessions. They are usually mini sessions that last up to 45 minutes. A 6-month old baby has a very short attention span. Therefore, a sitter session needs to go quick. It usually involves 2-3 setups with few different accessories for each setup. A baby is photographed from different angles making sure that all of his tiny details are captured.
How to prepare for a sitter photo session? Make sure that your baby is well rested and fed. I always ask my clients to feed their babies right before they arrive to my studio and to make sure that their sleep cycle doesn’t interfere with my session. Ideally, I want a baby to nap in the car on his way to my studio. This way I get a well rested and a happy little model!
What to bring for a sitter session? Make sure that you bring milk for your baby. A baby might be thirsty or stressed out in a new environment. So, offering him a bottle or breastfeeding him would comfort and calm him down. I have a lot of accessories for a sitter photo session (knitted hats, shorts, pants, and onesies), so you don’t need to bring anything in terms of clothing for this session. All of my props are custom made for my sessions, so I can assure you that your baby will be dressed in a very cute way for his sitter session.
When should you book your sitter session? I always recommend that my clients book their sitter photo session few weeks in advance. This way you can assure to get the day and the timing of your first choice. However, if you just realized that your baby is quite ready for a sitter session and you do not want to miss the opportunity to capture this awesomeness, get in touch with me and I will do my best to find a spot in my schedule for you! I can be reached via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (514) 686-4282. I also offer discounts on a sitter session if you purchase both of my maternity and newborn sessions.