Milestone Prep

We’re so excited you’ve booked with Jessica Bridgewater Photography, Thanks so much for allowing me the honor of creating beautiful photos for your family. It is my hope that together we craft not only awesome memories, but gorgeous, timeless images as well.

Sessions are scheduled on one weekday each month between 9:00am and 2:00pm in half hour sessions. Please move nap time around if needed to keep baby happy while at the session. 12 month Cake Smash sessions are also done one weekday a month between 9:00am and 1:00pm in one hour sessions.

We will style the milestone sessions. Please let us know if you have a color preference. Cake smash sessions you have the option for a style up charge to use one of our set options.

Feed baby before you leave the house. Please bring food to the studio as well to help calm them if they need it.  

Bring a rattle or something that makes noise and is easy to hold.

4 Months- Most of the images from this session will be shots looking down on baby. We will do our best to get them propped up in a crate, but some babies are not quite ready for this at 4 months. Tummy time is also an option, if they tolerate it well.

6 Months- Some babies are not completely sitting on their own by 6 months. If this is the case, we will prop baby up in a bucket or crate to help assist with sitting. 

8 Months- This is a fun session as they are sitting up  and interacting with us a bit more!  Some babies have “Stranger anxiety” at this age.  If this is the case we will do our best to get baby warmed up! 🙂   

12 Months- Cake smash session are so fun! If you have us style the session that will include cake, outfit, and décor for a $70 up charge. We have 5 options to chose from 1. Woodsy/Nature 2. Clean and Simple 3. Birthday party with balloons (you choose 3 colors) 4. Floral 5. Boho If you have us style your baby must be allergy free. You are more then welcome to bring everything for your own theme! We just ask that you bring everything the day before so we can have it all set up before your session time. 

For this session please bring baby fed but not overly full. We also suggest giving baby a cupcake and or mashed potatoes a few weeks before the session to get used to the texture. Bring water for them to drink. Wear old clothes for you- you will likely get messy as well! A good percentage of babies don’t like the cake, this is totally normal! We will do our best to keep them interested, and we have never had an issue getting the photos we need.

It’s generally better if parents sit back and Jessica will let you know if she needs help getting baby attention. 

Don’t stress about smiles! I know every Momma wants smiling pictures, and we will try our best to get some, I just don’t want you to stress about it! The pictures will be great no matter what!